Sea Eagle 285fpb Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews
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Love my boat! Simple to haul, fun to fish out of!
The only caveat - I'm 65, and it's a lot of work to put it together and take it apart. I'm sure that wouldn't be an issue for a younger person.
The boat is the perfect size, easy to set up, and a great option for a woman looking to be independent! My only negatives involve the accessories. The additional bags are cheap and some of the buckles on the boat and bags broke with the first show full review ▼ 2 uses.2 uses.
This boat is exactly what I wanted. It is small enough to handle getting into and out of the water by myself, but it is large enough that I can get around in the bay. I use the oars as much as possible, but it's good to have the electric motor for when the wind comes up or I want to go out a little further. The wood floor gives it more stability and I feel safe taking my dog with me. It doesn't take up much space when it is deflated, either. This was a great choice for me and worth what I paid for it.
I have a 2012 Model and it has been used a lot. It very tuff never had any leaks. I modified it and put a bow mount ipilot trolling motor on front and a 2.5 hp outboard on back. It has been a fishing machine
I've been looking at this boat for years, but when I saw the ad with the kid I thought it may be too small, but I was wrong. This boat is a fish catching machine! I love the stability and ease of maneuverability, you can float in several inches of water and handle waves with ease. I'm 6'5" and weigh 240 lbs. and it works great for me. I've owned a pontoon and sea Nymph and numerous plastic boats and kayaks. None of them have been the pleasure that this craft has brought. I've only owned the 285fpb for a couple of months and I've put more time on the water with this boat than any of the others I've previously owned. I don't even deflate mine often, it is light weight and I throw it in the back of my truck and off you go! You won't be disappointed with this boat. It is rugged and takes a licking and keeps on floating. I love my Sea Eagle 285fpb. Its a keeper.
The boat is great. It rows well even in the wind, which is important on some of the lakes I fish. Very stable, but can be a bit difficult to get in and out of at the boat launches. I use my wading staff to help getting in and out. Other than that, it's the best little fishing boat I've ever had.
the 285fpb is a great fishing boat. It's easy to transport, set up and get into the water.
I also have to say how great the customer service is and how they helped me by answering any and all questions insuring I was completely satisfied with my choice and purchase.
This boat is exceptional. Easy to setup and handle making portability a dream. I put on a 2.5 Honda motor and can go where the big boats go but go even more places they can’t making the versatility unlimited. Being 75 yrs old being so easy to setup and move around has made this my senior yacht, Highly recommend this product.
I love this boat! It handles very well. Even with lots of chop/heavy waves, it's stable. You can stand on it if needed (it's a little wobbly towards the sides). Fishing is a real treat on this. It moves easily in wind so an anchor is essential. With a Minn Kota Endura 30 trolling motor, there's plenty of power to move. Steers very quickly - can make very sharp turns without issue. The EZ Cart wheels offer easy transport to/from the boat launch and I leave them attached (they don't slow the boat down). I'm a heavy guy over 300 lb. and even with the extra weight (70 lb. deep cycle battery, etc.), this boat has no issues. Setup time is ~ 20 min. Get a powered air inflator to save time. Attach rope to front handles for easier handling, use 303 PVC protectant spray to clean/protect it, and get a milk crate for gear storage at the front. The floor board's a pain to install the first few times; the grooves will stretch - it'll be much easier afterwards (a screwdriver is handy here to pry the groove over the board).