Sea Eagle TC16 Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews
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This boat is absolutely amazing!! We brought it on a cross country trip in the back of our jeep and used at a bunch of different lakes and rivers. It’s a fully functional canoe and doesn’t take long at all to get set up. It’s actually pretty show full review ▼ fast too and quiet stable.fast too and quiet stable.
We purchased our Sea Eagle Canoe in May and just used it the first time on Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Sure, the setting influenced how we enjoyed the canoe, but seriously, it worked like a dream. From unpacking to inflating with the two-stage electric pump, to inflating the portable seats and installing those, to attaching the skeg, to rowing, the canoe was amazing, every bit as good as our hard sided Old Town and better, because we could take it in our RV storage, and it weighs 20 lbs. less! The canoe seems incredibly well built and easy to control, even if on calm water this first day. Honestly, I never rate things a 5, because that’s almost perfection to me, but I have never owned or used anything that is closer to that!
Usage in the Adria, around Krk and off the coast of Premandura, southernmost tip of Istria. 2 Parents and 3 children, total weight with package, 350kg (about 750 lbs). Tracking: Tracks very nicely, even with no fin at all. Used it most of the time with an electrical motor, fitted to the SUP-box with an adapter. The rig is best described as an E-bike on the water. You have to paddel and also steer with the paddles, but the engine will give you incredible thrust. There is a remote controle attached on a wristband, to controle the motor. It has safety features. When it get´s wet, like when you fall into the water, the TC16 won´t take off without you but stop the engine. I was able to travel 17nm per day, with 2 batteries (2x350Wh). Speeds of 5kn are possible, but mostly I do like 3, as it is the sweet spot between thrust and battery management. TC16 is very stable, even in high waves (5ft). It is important to keep the center of gravity low. Keep an eye on the weight distribution -waterline must be in the water.
The TC16 arrived on our doorstep one week after we ordered it (We live in the Yukon Territory of Canada). Sea Eagle has been equally quick and attentive to our orders for an electric pump. The TC16 is easily inflated even with the manual pump. We had a little difficulty with the rings that attach the seats in the canoe. That is the only flaw we found in the design of this fine vessel. It paddles easily with one or two paddlers even without the keg installed. It is easy to deflate and pack away in our motor home. The TC16 allows us to enjoy paddling on our Arctic lakes.