Sea Eagle 285fpb Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews
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My 285 has many outstanding features. The stability of the boat is incredible and affords me the opportunity to stand up and fly cast as well as sit down. Being able to stand for a fly caster gives you two huge advantages, firstly visibility into the water as well as cast further than when sitting down. I really enjoy the comfort of the boat. The swivel seat is fantastic and the boat is very maneuverable. The products from Sea Eagle never disappoint!
I purchased 2 of these boats (Watersnake package) and have used them 5 times. Love them. In our 60's, we were initially concerned about stability but not an issue, even on windy Colorado lakes between 8-11K elevation. Anchors are needed to secure a stationary fishing spot. A Scotty anchor mount helps with the anchor line. In our sixties, we can easy manage setup and moving the boats, with installing the motor and battery at water's edge. As shown in the photos, we easily lift and secure the boats (w/out motor and battery) car-top for transport from lake to campground, driving at slow speed. This helps with needing inflation only once during the trip. The 2-stage pump is a must and makes inflation a very quick process. Highway transport is in the car, with both boats easily fitting in my SUV. I transport in 2'x3' plastic utility tubs to catch any water from the deflated boats. No complaints or disappointments with the boats and purchase. I feel I got excellent value for durability and quality. Thanks!!!
Shipped fast , high quality hull, I got the complete kit with seat. The foot pump works but the hose is a stiff cheap plastic, it works but takes fiddling around. Ever time I use it I tell myself I need to upgrade the hose. It takes me about a hour to set everything up. But if a person was in a hurry probably could be done quicker. Putting it away is about the same, I like to make sure it’s nice a dry and clean. Overall rating is a 4. One point off for the cheap pump hose.
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Love the 285. Only things I suggest are a bigger rear area for a standard battery box that won’t interfere with the seat swiveling. Also needs skegs to track better. Vessel doesn’t track well at all. I go slow but when I need to move a lil quicker the boat is all over the place.
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