Sea Eagle 385fta Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews
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Purchased this kayak last summer to keep in an apartment we have in Alexandria Va. Customer service was excellent, received shipment quickly and on date indicated it would arrive.
Only had 3 opportunities to use it before cold weather set in. Twice fishing and once for some quite paddle time on a lake with my wife. I really like the kayak so far.show full review ▼
A great and fun boat. My wife and i love it.
I like this boat a lot. Next purchase will be the aluminum frame fishing seat. As a fly fisherman I think that make fishing a little easier. I was surprised how easy it handled on a windy lake. I had a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 16 for years, stolen from me by Hurricane Ike, that I loved for fishing the Texas coast and I hate to say it but I think this is a better boat. I'm in Connecticut now mostly on nearby lakes or the Connecticut River so the comparison may not be fair - I don't know how this boat would handle confrontations with oysters but so far rocks are not a problem. It's tracking system and skeg gives it an edge up on sit-on-tops...even SOT's with rudders. It is lighter and more stable, the rigid floor being a great asset. I'm getting a little old for it now, but I'd love to have tried this boat on the Sandy River, OR from Slaughter Hole to Revenue Bridge.
I like the boat.
It is easy to set up.
It is comfortable and move around effortlessly in calm water.
Service rendered by the support staff is excellent,
I got a new set of paddle almost immediately after I brought it up to their attention that the one sent to me do not fit nicelyshow full review ▼
I finally got the slime on the new hull, SeaEagle has continued to make outstanding boats the performance of the #FastTrackAngler series are second to none #50Years and counting. I’m so proud to represent them on the 2019 #KBF and #CAKFG Trails show full review ▼ in the upcoming season.in the upcoming season.
I bought the 385FT fast track angler about 4 years ago ( the older version) and loved it, always performed great and very convenient. The seams started coming apart so I contacted Sea Eagle customer support. Even though the Kayak was out of its warranty period they replaced it with the new and improved 385FTA! I believe Sea Eagle has the best product and the best product support hands down. Looking forward to many more years paddling.
For some time I thought of buying a fishing kayak before to be retired. But why not also to take advantage of it before without waiting?
Thus I looked for an inflatable fishing Kayak also usable to make of the stroll and lower on quiet river and from the seaside. I look for a Swiss knife kayak! And the SeaEagle 385 FTA perfectly met my needs: configurable at the need and very evolutionary. At his reception, I was surprised very pleasantly by the quality of the product its robustness and its ease of inflating and folding. It is important to have an easily accessible tight box for keys and papers of the car, the camera, the phone and over, but also to store the life jacket, the repair kit, the skeg, the leachs, and all. I bought a box an Explore Cases 3818 GE who can put himself it of multiple places: the bow or the stern, between side chambers in the front or in the back, or as site riser.
Took this boat on a plane to Dominican Republic all inclusive resort... Had serious doubts with transportation, storage in the room... all turned to be as easy as it gets. For 7 days vacation took it out to Caribbean sea daily for fishing. Very stable. Handles well in rough surf and wind (by the time I was coming back trade wind would start). Caught tons of fish. I highly recommend this boat. BTW - I compared it to Hobies (paddle ones) the resort had - this boat outperformed hard shells. I have ocean kayak trident 13 which is little bit in a different league - this boat feels more stable! Also if you have spiny fish - EVA foam pads are superb protection...
please remember that going back home by plane your kayak will likely weigh 1-2 lbs more than going in - because it will have little retained water / salt in the creases and EVA foam and humid environment - just plan ahead of time. Overall can show full review ▼ not beat it.not beat it.
This kayak is awesome, I like to fish and my wife likes to get outside on the water and exercise so she paddles in back and I fish from the front, a match made in heaven! The 385fta fits in the trunk of our Honda Civic and sets up very quickly. The low profile, front keel and skeg make it easy to paddle and control in fast current and in windy conditions. It is so stable we have never felt unsafe whenever we were out on the water even with whitecaps coming over the bow. We put boat cushions under the seats to raise them up a few inches and it is very comfortable sitting for long periods. I added some rod holders in front and when going out solo I can move out of my seat to get to them and not feel like the boat will tip. The warranty and customer service are excellent! The crocodile padding started to delaminate and after sending in some pictures, Sea Eagle sent out a replacement before requiring us to return the old one both at no charge so we did not have to miss any time on the water!
I love my new 385fta .I bought it late fall and was able to enjoy the fall foliage here in N.J. . I gave up my traditional hard sit inside kayak for my new Inflatable for a couple of reasons. I am 6'1 240 lbs. My sit in was fine if I just wanted to paddle. Then I started fishing in it and it was tight. Years back I owned a Sea Eagle SE9 till my nephew took it over. Then one day I was starting to look for a new fishing/recreational kayak . The hard bodied ones were way to heavy for me to transport without a trailer. . Then I receive in the mail a Sea Eagle catalog. To make this long story shorter I purchased the 385fta. It is so comfortable glides through the water. Mainly lakes though I had it in the bay on calm days for fishing no problems. I can move around comfortably and safety. Throw my legs in the water. It is super stable. I love it. I can deflate it for long trips,our use my Hullavator for short trips. It is light enough to carry to shore withoutbreaking your back. Out of text. Or I would say more !