Sea Eagle 285fpb Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews

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Rick Perry Verified Owner 1/4/2016 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Great boat have only used it a couple of times because of serious surgery problem. My son now has it and is enjoying it with his 7 year old catching lots of trout in Prince George BC

David Freitag Verified Owner 1/4/2016 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I have used my Sea Eagle 285fpb about 50 times since I have owned it for the last 3 years. Overall I think it is a big upgrade to my old fishing kayak. The comfort and portabliity are superior to those provided by my 12 ft sit on fishing kayak.

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I can set up the 285 is under 15 minutes from car to lake with the assistance of an electric inflation pump I bought from amazon. Many folks have asked me where I bought this unique boat and I have gladly pointed them to Sea Eagle. I am very much a supporter of the company. The build qualty is excellent for this craft.

The only significant negative thing I can report is the poor tracking, especially into the wind. Since this boat does not have any keel, it wanders quite a bit when paddling. It took some practice to be able to paddle in a semi strait path. Fortunaly, I am mostly just fishing and not paddling too much.

David A Lavigne Verified Owner 1/4/2016 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Very satisfied with all aspects of this transaction. The boat is actually more than I expected. Very stable and because I am a senior very comfortable with the raised seating. I have installed an electric motor and again it performed excellently. On its maiden voyage on a remote trout pond in northern Maine landed 3 brook trout on a fly rod with the smallest being 19" and the largest being 23". all were released as this pond is designated as a trophy trout pond. Since seeing my boat in action My two fishing buddies are seriously considering purchasing the same boat as mine before our next trip. I would highly recommend this boat to anyone interested in a one person inflatable fishing boat. I would only make two suggestions to increase the versatility of this boat 1) add a leaning type bar to help when standing and 2) have the motor mount offset so that it would be easier to operate the motor.

Patrick Mayers Verified Owner 1/4/2016 4.0 out of 5 stars.

I really enjoy the boat on Texas rivers, not as much on lakes because of high boat traffic. I love the ability to stand in the boat to fish and the motor is just enough.

The good far outweighs any bad but a few recommendations:

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Suggest a higher powered motor package. The 30 amp will do in most cases, but the need for speed is always there.

Suggest the EZ cart for better mobility. The boat with attached motor and battery are too heavy to move around very easy. The EZ cart is something I need to buy for my boat.

Recommend installing additional D-Rings closer to the front of the pontoons. There's many things to tie down and additional D-rings have been handy

Recommend a tie down for fishing poles along length of pontoon in addition to the Scotty mounts. Sometimes, especially on rivers, poles have a tendency to get tangled in vegetation when stick out out the back while in the Scotty Mounts

Recommend a talker seat. With the supplied seat post I couldn't turn my chair with the battery in place