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435ps Reviews (38 total, avg. review: 4.4 out of 5)
BEST purchase! Boat is so easy to use, very durable. Blowing it up with the foot pump really doesn't take very long. The only thing that was kind of a waste was the "sail" which I find unusable; nice idea, but I wouldn't suggest buying it. You can not control it. The part that we like best is the stability of the boat. It is very stable so getting 2 people in and out of it is easy. We ran into very choppy water, which made me nervous, but it handled like a pro. It is pretty cool when you see another person in a Sea Eagle, you will get a "Hey, a LOVE your boat!"
We took our 435 Paddleski for its maiden voyage yesterday on the Milwaukee River. We bought it couple of months ago after moving into an apartment and selling our hard shell kayak and canoe. We used it as a tandem kayak in the River. It took us a maximum of 25 minutes from car to inflate, secure seats, ropes and paddle leashes to launch. It felt very stable and durable. Next time we are planning on using either the sail or rowing attachment or, both. Next year, we may add a motor transom and an electric motor.
Our Paddleski is 10 years old now. Wanted to upgrade my rating from 4 stars to 5.
I still feel it's your best inflatable kayak because of it's versatility. I don't have a truck to pull a boat, and it fit's concealed in my sedan's trunk! I have many accessories including an electric pump, a full sail rig for both up & down wind, and a Torqeedo 1003s motor, which is more powerful than the motors other IK's can handle. Check out the YouTube video with keywords "Torqeedo 1003s sur annexe" to see how fast this motor can go on an inflatable! Also check out the many sailing adventures people have posted using the Paddleski.Our boat has been up & down the east coast from Maine to Florida twice, launched in most states in between, and even flown as free luggage. It's been used in more than 100 locations, which keeps boating exciting for us. Ultimate sight seeing boat.show full review ▼
In general, I have been very happy with the kayak. Quality seems very nice.
I did do an upgrade. I bought it with the electric motor. Securing the battery was a real issue the first time I used it. My upgrade was to use some 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch aluminum angle iron. Made a frame so the battery sat in it. Now with the supplied straps, the battery stays in place nicely. The battery lasts longer than I thought. The whole setup is very nice. When we feel for some exercise we use the oars, if we want to relax we use the motor.show full review ▼
We have used our boat one time after we purchased it last spring. The quality is very good, but it is too large and heavy for us. We had intended to keep it in our motorhome for occasional use when camping near water. In hindsight, we should have chosen a smaller, lighter two person kayak. I don't know if it is possible to trade-in our boat for something smaller....I have not checked into this with Sea Eagle. I'm just now fillng out this review after being prompted by email.
I love my 435ps kayak. Sea Eagle made this kayak to be sturdy, easy to inflate, easy to row and easy to put away in it’s carrying case. Ordering was a snap. I called them once to ask about the two-wheel cart and they were very helpful. I have ordered the cart and other accessories. Every time I called or ordered from Sea Eagle, I found them to be extremely helpful and efficient. It works well for me because I don’t live on a lake or river. I can put my Sea Eagle kayak in my car and take it anywhere. I take it camping with me. I don’t have to tow a boat behind the camper.
I would recommend Sea Eagle to anyone. They have so many different ones to choose from and all different price ranges. Give them a call and ask questions. They’ll be happy to help you. Unlike most companies, you’ll talk to a real person, and they’ll know their products. When’s the last time you had that experience? Sea Eagle... Great company. Great products. I’m 67 years old and I can use show full review ▼ my Sea Eagle with ease.my Sea Eagle with ease.
I am very satisfied with everything about this boat. I love everything about it! It’s very versatile and stable. It’s alway an eyecatcher where ever we camp. Would highly recommend this product!!!!
We absolutely love our sea eagle ... it inflated easily breaks down just as easily. It’s great for us because we travel in our fifth wheel And it packs up so nicely in its storage bag and fit conviently in storage compartment or under our seats. it is so much fun for me and my wife as we travel around the country to always have our boat with us.
It has been a stable and seaworthy craft. A few reservations. It does take on water through the drainage holes between the pontoons-just enough to wet the seat. Not a problem in the summer but unpleasant when the water turns cold. I suppose I could seal the holes with duct tape. Disappointing is that I have been unable to get the sail to work-it either falls forward or backwards. I realize it is designed so that the "masts" can move to enable sailing off the wind, but no combination of feet and cord holds the sail upright. The foot pump works well-300 strokes to a side. All in all, I am pleased with it.
The only addition or improvement you could, but can't make, is to have the boat self inflate upon command. Seriously, It is easy enough to inflate as is. We bought the Paddle Ski because my wife wanted to kayak with me but wanted something that would be stable as she doesn't consider herself a strong swimmer. She also has had back surgery and needed something with good back support. We wanted something that could travel with us that we didn't have to load on top of our truck camper. I'm getting to old for that. This summer we're headed north from AZ to Montana, the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island. We prefer to "boondock whenever possible and dragging a boat limits where we can go. PS will be in the back seat of the truck.show full review ▼