Sea Eagle 285fpb Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews
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This is my fourth Sea Eagle water craft - they are excellent! I really like the portability, ease of setup, and durability. It's a small boat with huge value. I outfitted my 285FPB with a small trolling motor, which is great, but I would definitely suggest getting a big Lithium deep cycle battery for this. The weight reduction seems to improve handling, which is pretty good. But lightening the back end help this track a little better. I have been in about twelve inch waves and had zero fear of capsizing. It cuts through choppy water well, with the only limitation being the output of the motor.I continue to be impressed with the quality of these watercrafts, and while they are small I have more than enough room to stay comfortable all day. I can fish 360 degrees, and stand or sit. Moving the boat around on land, and launching it, the cart is a necessity. I have some physical limitations, which is why I got this. I previously was using a Sea Eagle kayak, but I needed something to sit, instead of climbing into.
Great 9' boat but some thoughts for old people. First and foremost, ALWAYS WEAR A LIFE JACKET/VEST!!! Very, very stable boat with no problems there. However (a however is always required), the seat height sucks. Let's face it, we old folk don't get up and down as easy as we use to during our years younger. I saw the pictures of other fishermen standing and I tried it-still very stable, but I felt very uncomfortable and decided I wanted to stay sitting. I had to be smarter than the engineer who only provided a 7" rise pole for the seat. I cut the pole in half and purchased an 8' x 3-1/2" PVC pipe. It has a 3' interior which is just the width of the riser. I cut various heights until I found the one that was right for me. Old guys can be pretty smart at times. One more thing. I think I am going to buy a larger boat just because I want a larger boat. My children and grandchildren are lining up to be the one to get this one. Don't forget that life jacket/vest. GO SEA EAGLE!!!
Great inflatable fishing machine.
Very well made with great detail, packable, easy to assemble.
Great boat for one person. Easy to set up, use, and store. Quality construction.