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  • Sea Eagle one man boat

    Anyone used one of these? Actually looks pretty good, and its light. Base model on sale for about 400 bucks.
    A Sea Eagle Packfish7.
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    It's a rip of Watermaster Grizzly/Kodiak. (AIRE/Outcast also had a more kayak shaped version)

    I never understood the appeal. If you stand up in even slight current, the boat is pushing up against you. In the winter and shoulder seasons, you are wet from the waist down. You sit too low to paddle/oar effectively too.

    They are more secure than a float tube (also a wet ride), but I would rather be in a float tube OR in a boat with a floor.

    Also if Sea Eagle material is unsupported (i.e. no interior fabric backing usually measured in breaking strength (denier)) then I don't think it would be suitable for anything but pond use.

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    • #3
      For a little more money, you get a wood floor. Not sure about the fabric. I had never heard of the Grizzly. Mighty nice, but 4x the price.
      I am just exploring the options for something I can toss in the car and go. I cartop my kayak, and it is a bit of a production to get on the water. So I have been looking at Float tubes etc., anything inflatable.
      I appreciate the info and opinions. While I am very experienced as a canoe/kayak guy, I know very little about inflatable boats.

      I just want to be able to be out the door faster.
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      • #4
        For 400 dollars you can buy a kayak or canoe. Much more versatile


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        • #5
          Sorry just read the thread. Won't the inflatable require inflating before taking to the river? Along with fins and waders? You may look into a solo canoe. Half the weight of a kayak and you just throw everything in it and take off


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          • #6
            This is true, but I don't have the space for storage for another kayak. If I did, I would already have another one for the rivers.
            I need one of those Acme Garage Extenders!

            I have been looking for a Pack canoe for a long time. I want something LIGHT. Too many of the small kayaks are too heavy. And, there is a lot of junk out there masquerading as a kayak.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Crawfish View Post
              This is true, but I don't have the space for storage for another kayak. If I did, I would already have another one for the rivers.
              I need one of those Acme Garage Extenders!

              I have been looking for a Pack canoe for a long time. I want something LIGHT. Too many of the small kayaks are too heavy. And, there is a lot of junk out there masquerading as a kayak.


              Ah I figured that's where this was headed. Good luck on your decision. I've been resting my canoe on my drift boat trailer but my boat is coming home soon. You just reminded me I have no where to put my canoe haha


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              • #8
                I have been roaming around my garage with my tape measure for some time now. It always ends up the same.

                If I can figure out a way to hang another boat in there, I would be set. Or not.

                That's why I was thinking something inflatable might work out nice, but I have never had a "pump me up" boat.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Crawfish View Post
                  I have been roaming around my garage with my tape measure for some time now. It always ends up the same.

                  If I can figure out a way to hang another boat in there, I would be set. Or not.

                  That's why I was thinking something inflatable might work out nice, but I have never had a "pump me up" boat.
                  I have a top of the line inflatable pontoon with built in lean bar, retractable standing platform and motor mount listed in swap shop that I am looking at trading for a kayak of equal value. Not sure if that would interest you.
                  I know where they live, I know what they eat. Now it's time to fool them with thread, feathers and roadkill.


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                  • #10
                    That is a great looking rig. However, it is a little more than I am looking for.
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                    • #11
                      New boat

                      After prowling around for months, I got my river boat. It is a Tarpon 100. It is quite a difference from my 14.5 Slayer, but will be much easier to use on the Hooch and other rivers.
                      Very easy to handle and cartop. Short length meant my first few paddle strokes had the nose wagging back and forth, but that was easily remedied by a slight change in paddle technique.
                      All in all highly pleased with the boat.
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