Sea Eagle TC16 Inflatable Kayaks and Canoe Reviews
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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.
Quality is very good. Easy to assemble and inflate and impressive air pump, web seats and carrying capacity.
Heavier than expected which makes difficult for a one-person carry or store.show full review ▼
Thank you Nelson for the review. Here is a video showing the proper folding method www.youtube.com/watch?v=juxrLHfiGH0&t=352s
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We have been kayakers for a while, so this was our first excursion into canoeing. We have a small RV, so wanted to have something we could carry with us. Due to a variety of circumstances, we've only been able to use it twice and so far it hasn't been too pleasant. It is definitely sturdy and setting it up hasn't been a problem. We tried setting it up at home first and had some issues packing it up, but finally figured it out. We are used to sitting low in the kayaks, so when we put the canoe with the inflatable seats in the water, we felt really unstable. Not sure if this is just a factor of the seats or the canoe. We hope to get out again soon and try it without the seats and see if that is a better experience. Haven't given up yet.
Thank you for the review John. Please feel free to contact us and we can assist you in the use or your canoe.
I actually bought my TC16 back in September 19 and had it imported from the US to UK. I've now been out in the kayak numerous times on lakes and rivers including whitewater. We had been searching for an inflatable kayak for sometime but struggled to find one robust enough for both lakes and whitewater and to be able to load up with a weeks worth of camping gear and food. The Sea Eagle has so far exceeded all expectations. It's difficult to believe just how sturdy it is once inflated. Last week we played on grade 3 whitewater and the kayak handled better than expected. Breaking in and out was relatively easy and the ferry gliding was outstanding. We have covered almost 30km per day when travelling without effort as the kayak cuts through the water with ease. Storage capacity is amazing. The kayak sits nicely on our trolley for when we are moving it on the shore and we have practiced getting back into it after capsizing - easy! The only negative is that I wish the seats were more comfortable.