Sea Eagle STS10 Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews
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Let there be NO DOUBT..SEA EAGLE lives up to it's stellar reputation of QUALITY PRODUCTS backed by EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. Truly , I looked a long time for a rugged, durable, easy to transport boat which would host my Minn-Kota electric motor and stowed gear nicely. The STS10 perfectly fits both my fishing and "just cruising around" rivers, streams, and inland lakes here in Michigan. The durability of this boat is awesome. This evidenced a few times when running into fallen trees or hitting some low areas strewn with sharp rocks. A few scrapes but always emerged with NO PUNCTURES! This boat is the REAL DEAL.
1. Stability: stable, stand and walk with the floor board.
(1) electric motor: slow, especially in waving water. around 3 mph with two 30 lb Minn Kota.
(2) gas motor: 3.5 hp Mercury, max 12 mph with 5 mph wind or below for one person (145 lbs), and 1 Walmart 24 DC marine battery. plane with full throttle (How: first get the nose up and move slowly to the front). Max 7 mph for one more person of around 120 lbs. Seaeagle is on the conservative side in speed estimation. recommend 20'' 3.5 hp Mercury with a full 2.5 gallon walmart gas tank. Need a trolling motor in the front for fishing (buy four motor mount brackets, industry strength glue, and Seaeagle motor mount (bracket hole diameter needs to be over 1.9 cm)).show full review ▼
I've been very pleased with my Sea Eagle inflatable; the stability is fantastic, the swivel seats are comfortable -- even for a 6-2 guy -- and the boat's maneuverability is fine. I've got a 30 lb thrust trolling motor that I use with it, and it gets the boat around our mountain lakes superbly. I haven't had it out on a tremendously windy day and I'm trying to avoid that, but I have no doubt that the boat would hold up just fine.My only issue (and I figured this when I purchased the STS10) is that from unloading, to inflation, to putting in equipment takes upwards of half an hour and usually more. It's not something that makes us crazy, but we're considering buying a 10-12 foot trailer before next summer to carry the inflated boat and save us time at the water. A friend also purchased the same boat last winter. He's got a pickup with a flat cover for the bed, and his boat is good fit there -- just a bit of hangover. I figure on leaving the boat inflated during the summer, storing in winter.show full review ▼
From the time I received the Stalker, I've had two surgeries and a broken rib. Needless to say, I've yet to have a chance to go out and use the boat. However I want to compliment the customer service I received. Not only were the people professional and knowledgeable, they were so easy to work with. Also I've never had a time in my life when I opened a box with something I ordered or picked up at a store that something was missing. Seaeagle is the very first company that had everything down to a tiny screw or nut. The other part of what I received was the quality that was represented. This was the best experience I've ever had from start to finish. Soon, I'll be able to take the boat out, and I have no doubt that it'll be top of the line and I'll have great experiences with it.show full review ▼