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Sea Eagle FSK16 Inflatable Fishing Boat Reviews

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FSK16 Reviews (14 total, avg. review: 4.6 out of 5)

3.0 out of 5 stars. Vincent Ragsdale , Riverside Verified Owner
Vincent Ragsdale's boat

Pro's: Stable boat for an inflatable, two people can fish without feeling like your going to tip over.

Con's: Very difficult to put engine mount onto boat (took two people and 30 minutes just to get it aligned).

The bag for the boat is very fragile and not strong enough for the weight of the boat. (mine ripped the first time I tried to lift it)

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I would not take it in rough waters with two people unless you don't mind getting wet.

Boat flooring should be all one piece. Seams had openings which they said was normal. I am hoping that water does not make it come apart in the future.

(See picture)

Sea Eagle's reply:

Current transoms have been improved to ease installation and we are in the process of improving the storage bag.

Your hull, including your EVA foam floor with the butt seam, is covered by your 3 Year Warranty. We are also looking into a way of improving this in the future.

5.0 out of 5 stars. Jim Smith , DURHAM Verified Owner

I love my Sea Eagle FSK16. Unfortunately, due to health reasons, I've only had it in the water once this summer. I'm healthy now and looking forward to some cooler fishing weather this fall. The only negative for me was that the assembly process could have gone smoother. The instructions were barely adequate and I had the misfortune of having some missing parts in my box. Once Nick cleared up that problem, everything was good. I would like to suggest that the instruction manual be made a little clearer. The boat performed flawlessly in the water. There was never a time when I felt unstable, even when the water got a bit rough. All in all, a great product that I believe will last for many years to come.

Sea Eagle's reply:

Thank you for the feedback, Jim. We're going to review the manual and see if we can fine-tune it!

5.0 out of 5 stars. Elisa Umpierre , Esko Verified Owner

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Outboard: Tohatsu 6HP w/o internal gas tank. This choice was based on it being the lightest 6HP available. Experienced difficult initial start up, but easy and efficient since.

Trailering: The rock hard stiffness of the FSK16 rode well and without concern on my trailer designed for my other, very different 16' boat. The admiring stares followed by inquiring peeps is a regular occurrence. One man was going to go online to look into getting one of his own.

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On the Water: This is a stable boat and it handled the small swells of the big lake confidently. The very minimal draft of the boat allowed me to motor right up onto a flat ledge rock to get off the boat and explore the area of foot. The swivel seats are comfortable, stable and easy to operate.

Fishing: I have yet to fish out of the boat, but it is well set up to do so and I am 100% confident in this boats functionality in this area.

To conclude, the FSK16 two-person boat gets two enthusiastic thumbs up from me!!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars. Elisa Umpierre , Esko Verified Owner

Everything I was looking for in this style of boat. Living near Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior, I was looking for a skiff boat I and a friend could fish from, explore the varying shoreline of this AMAZING lake and was easily transportable. After two outings to date, WOW!!!!! All needs met and met very, very well.

Unboxing: The boat arrives in several well-packed boxes. The setting up of the boat is intuitive and was done without the need to read any instructions. The two-way hand pump is a great product allowing the airing up of the boat to take place both on the push and pull of the device. Using only the hand pump, I was able to reach the 15 psi max inflation, though those last few pounds took considerable effort. While the hand pump is very functional, I would HIGHLY recommend the optional power inflation device from Sea Eagle to make reaching the desired psi much faster and easier. I currently have one on order.

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****Ran out of space. See part two of my review in another entry.