Sea Eagle 473rl Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews
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We have only had the boat a week and a half but have used it nearly every day since we bought it. We wanted a boat that would be easy to paddle against strong currents and wind but were worried it might be too tippy. We are happy to report it was not. Fast and or streamlined boats will naturally be more tipy than those that aren't. For those not planning to paddle against strong current or wind,don't care how fast their boat is, and who value stability over all else may be better served by another boat. We had previously owned a Sevylor and a Air Head inflatable and this boat is so much easier to paddle we end up going longer distances and against currents that would have made us turn back with other boats. Not only that but it is faster and easier to paddle than our Mad River Adventure and Old Town Scout which are both hard boats. We needed an inflatable for storage reasons and that it could fit in the trunk of our Mustang convertible.
Highly recommended! Quality and functionality well worth the price. Have used it for 2 years now on lakes and rivers in WI. Also have 2 sit-in hard sided kayaks so it’s a great addition and adds flexibility to our “fleet”. Some very minor observations/recommendations. Due need to be more careful in shallow water with hard plastic skeg. May consider getting a spare one just in case of damage. Worried about long term durability of the plastic air pump (red version) especially with the quarter turn hose connection, but nice with the dual action. With our fill values in the stern found it best to start folding up from the front to the rear to help get the air out of the chambers. (This is a very condensed version of a positive review)
Our kayak is now 6 years old.
We took it on the lakes of Arkansas for multi day trips, then paddled over 100miles in it from Key Largo to Key West in 9 days.
This was made possible by the deck we built for the kayak, maybe an option sea eagle should develop?show full review ▼
The 473rl , it took a little time to get used to getting the balance but after that everything was great easy to inflate with a 12 volt pump which I highly recommend 👌, paddling is very easy then seaeagle had a article about a small 12volt motor 👍 I am all in on that it works great I highly recommend it worth every dollar, on letting the air out is ez but getting it into the bag 🎒 not ez they need to make the bag a little bigger please send me a larger bag it will make me very happy 😀 on the whole I have had six seaeagle boats and I think this is the best one. You can thank kyack cliff for my purchase because I always watch his reviews he does a very good job on how the boats operate well that's about it, I am a truly seaeagle person 😊