Sea Eagle TC16 Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews
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We love our inflatable canoe. It packs up reasonably small for its size and fits nicely in the back of our Grand Cherokee. We use the hand pump to inflate it which doesn’t take too long but is a decent work out. When inflated, it is solid and we were able to strap it to the roof of our vehicle for a 3 mile drive to the lake. On the water it is fast, easy to maneuver and much more stable than a traditional canoe. We got ours with the inflatable seats instead of the webbed ones and I slightly regret it. The inflatable seats don’t really fit in tight and slide around if your not sitting in them. I also find the seats to be at the the height where I feel the most unstable so I usually kneel rather than sit.show full review ▼
The canoe.. I love it and loathe it. I’m glad we got the electric charger. That’s KEY! The canoe is incredibly stable and reliable. My only complaint is it’s weight. I live in a windy area and if it is windy, it’s very hard to control. I’m an avid paddler and I’ve had times where myself and another are padding as hard as possible on the same side and nearly run a ground/ obstacle. Skeg was always used.
This was a boat that was purchased for my son's family. It arrived at my house in a timely manner and in good shape. I knew that when they were camping that they would like to have a boat but they have a trailer and nowhere to put a hard sided boat, hence the blow up canoe.We took it out of its packaging immediately and aired it up. I was surprised at how fast it aired up with the compressor that came with it. The boat really does get hard and firm as if was made of hard materials and does not flex like a person might think it would. My son thought it was too tippy when in the water and sitting on the seats with the family so they elected to sit on the floor. I think maybe the blow up seats you have for it may be a better choice for them. I and my son had it out once and I thought it was not that tippy.show full review ▼
I received my TC 16 last week. It fits in my car! Thats a big plus. The single stage air pump works its wonder in less than 8 minutes. I am 72 years old and at this point am unable to pick up and carry the inflated canoe ( I am going to work on my strength). Impressions - a quality product but if you plan on going out by yourself and ordered the web seats I I would suggest that you get the three seats because they will only fit in the designed location. Why do I say that? If you sit in the back as a single, the front of the canoe is out of the water and turns into a sail in any kind of wind. My wife and I sailed for many years and during that time I developed an intense dislike for any kind of o ring. They are just difficult to deal with. An alternative is to use shoe laces or any kind of good string to secure the sets. Simply thread it through the holes and put a knot in each end.