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The Benefits of an Inflatable Kayak

Intex Challenger K12An Inflatable Kayak is lightweight, and since there is no rigid structure, it takes up very little space once deflated and folded. These characteristics of Inflatable Kayaks lead to two advantages: portability and simplicity.

 

Light Enough to be Carried

The Inflatable Kayak shares this advantage with folding kayaks but are generally lighter, cheaper, more robust and easier to use.

 

Keeping and Storing your Kayak

Once deflated and rolled up, Inflatable Kayaks may be placed in the closet or stored in the basement. The total volume of a folded inflatable kayak depends on its length and quality of construction. In general, inflatable kayaks take up the space of a suitcase or kayaking excursion bag.

Take your Kayak to Any and All Places

A Inflatable Kayak allows the paddler to travel to distant destinations with his very own kayak. This is naturally useful to navigate in places where there is no opportunity to rent kayaks, or to which shipping services are expensive or unreliable. Inflatable Kayaks become simple baggage that can be stored for boarding. If shipping services are available, inflatable kayaks are easy to send by carrier or mail. If you are transporting your own kayak, there is no need load and secure the kayak onto the roof of the car. No need for roof bars, poles or other costly accessories. Just drop the inflatable kayak in the trunk or place in the back seat.

Freedom of Use

Practicality

To actually put an inflatable kayak into service, one must first take the time to inflate the boat. But the time required between taking the kayak out of the trunk and launching is not much longer than the time needed to take down a rigid from the top of a car and carry it up to the water.

Boarding

To board an inflatable kayak, simply sit down on the back deck of the inflatable kayak behind the cockpit, place one foot into the cockpit, then slide down into the seat. Because inflatable kayaks naturally absorb shocks, it is especially easy to land quickly in the surf with an inflatable kayak, this being an advantage over ocean kayaks or other types of rigid kayaks.

Directing and Controlling the Kayak

Beginners quickly learn how to direct and control the kayaks with the double kayak paddle. Inflatable kayaks simple to re-board after being capsized.

Pleasurable and Exciting Kayaking Excursions

Inflatable kayaks are not specialist vessels. Open stable, spacious and easy to control, inflatable kayaks forgive errors and are safe. Therefore, inflatable kayaks are ideal for inexperienced children and friends.

Versatility

Since most inflatable kayak are not specialized, they make possible various types of kayaking excursions for coastal exploration, rafting and even kayak fishing expeditions.

Upkeep

Inflatable Kayaks are very solid and support shocks well, although one must be careful of sharp objects and abrasions. In case of a puncture, simply apply a patch. Keeping your inflatable kayak clean can be somewhat more time-consuming, because rigid kayaks may be simply rinsed before being stored, while inflatable kayaks must be carefully dried before being folded.

Efficiency: Speed and Distance traveled per unit time

All things being equal, the more rigid the boat, the more efficiently it can be propelled through the water. Composite kayak are among the fastest kayaks, but with proper technique, experienced paddlers can maintain a healthy rate of speed with an inflatable kayak in non-extreme wind conditions and moderate sea.

Turning and Tracking

Speed is clearly a weakness of inflatable kayaks especially in crosswinds or adverse conditions. Rudder are known to provide better control to the paddler for directional changes. For tracking, The skeg is a simple device for aiding tracking and allowing the kayak to stay on course.

Comfort

Inflatable kayaks are not readily yielding to pressure or weight and are not soft or flabby. Inflatable kayaks should be inflated to the recommended pressure to ensure their proper nautical qualities.

Ease of loading

Loading inflatable kayaks is easier than rigid ocean kayaks orfishing kayaks equipped with watertight compartments and hatches. But the lack of watertight compartments requires thatkayaking excursion bags be tied to the boat, so as to not be lost in case of capsizing.

Strength and Robustness

Inflatable Kayak are not fragile. The covering is made of a material resistant to puncture and abrasion. The more solid inflatable kayak variants are made of durable nylon covered rubber. The points to watch inflatable kayaks are the quality, strength and durability of valves and anchor points.

Security

Compared to rigid kayaks, drift and wind resistance are significantly more important for inflatable kayaks. In high winds, direction and control may require more effort to advance an inflatable kayak towards a target destination. In the event of capsize, it would be impossible to swim and catch up to a lightweight inflatable kayak be carried away by the wind. The paddler MUST be attached to his boat.

Kayak Reviews of Inflatable Kayaks Cheaper than normal kayaks?

In making the Inflatable Kayak Reviews one myth that must be dispelled is that inflatable kayaks are less expensive than rigid ocean kayaks or fishing kayaks. As with other types of kayaks, inflatable kayaks are manufactured according to different quality standards and their prices vary accordingly from high price ranges to small.

Are you thinking of buying an inflatable kayak? See our guide to the best inflatable kayak for this year here.

 

The Best Kayak Rudders On Sale in 2019

“A real kayak doesn’t need a rudder”, “Kayak makers add rudders to compensate for design flaws” and such statements are only a few of the many things you’ll hear in a debate about kayak rudders which has been going on for decades. Certain kayakers are considering themselves purists, and, even though they will acknowledge the benefit of using a skeg which is retractable, they have a solid “no” when rudders are being considered. Skegs, unlike rudders, are a non-turning fin usually located near the stern, and it helps improve tracking in some conditions, such as with rockered kayaks, off-the-wind legs and quartering seas. If you’re a beginner and you start asking yourself whether you need a rudder, the first question you should get answered is what is a rudder, and what does it do?

rudder on the back of a kayak

The term by itself, rudder, will have you thinking of a device that steers the boat. Even though this would be correct, rudders are instead usually used to keep the kayak on a straight path, rather than helping it turn. However, there’s much more than “a part that keeps the kayak going straight”, so let’s dive into the details and see what parts the rudder is composed of, how do they work, their pros and cons, as well as those of a skeg, and will you need or want one for your kayaking experience.

What Parts Does a Rudder Consist Of?


When you’re in open water, you will notice that the wind, waves and currents will try to push your kayak around, altering your path and direction. To combat this, a rudder blade is used, and it acts in many ways similar to the feathers of an arrow that allow it to fly straight.

kayak-rudder-sizes

The rudder is a blade located at the stern of the kayak, and is made in such a way that it pivots from side to side, and that is controlled by foot pedals in the kayak’s cockpit. Those foot pedals are connected by cables, usually made of stainless steel, or made from super-strong cordage materials, such as Spectra. In order to turn the rudder, you push on one of the pedals, on the side you want to veer towards, and you relieve the pressure on the other pedal.
This action turns the rudder blade and compensates for the wind or wave or currents’ attempt to try and steer you away. Another important thing that most of the rudders available today usually employ is a so-called lift line. This allows the paddler to deploy the rudder, as well as pull it back inside the stern, and all this while he or she is sitting in the cockpit.

Pedal With Wire Connected to Rudder

While you might think that this is nothing more than a gimmick, you will find that it’s actually very useful when you’re landing or launching, and especially when you’re crossing shallows which would otherwise hit the rudder and either damage it or break it off completely. The lift line is usually a long loop which is knotted near the cockpit. There are a few knots, and the one to pull is always the one which is farthest back, and this is important to remember because the knots change their position each time you raise or lower the rudder.


You should also remember that the rudder may come with a keeper cord, which is meant to lock the rudder down to the deck for storage and transportation, and this should be off before you launch. This option of the rudders to be lifted or lowered also means that when you have any kind of submerged obstacle, the rudder can lift itself over it when you’re going in a forward direction. Keep in mind that this can’t happen when you’re going in a reverse direction. Some kayaks, however, such as surf skis, will come with a through-hull rudder. This is mounted close to the stern, and not at the far end, and protrudes from the bottom of the hull. The cables are on the top of the back deck and usually concealed with a cover plate. What you should know is that this kind of rudder can’t be raised and lowered, and you should take special care when in shallow waters, as well as when you’re launching and landing.
The last part of the rudder are the foot control pedals.

They usually consist of a foot peg, which is mounted on a rail with graduated slots in order for you to be able to adjust the pegs. This allows for a variety of leg lengths to be able to fit. That rail is mounted on a track which lets both the foot peg, and the rail, slide forward and back and pull the cable. To make the rudder turn, one peg goes forward and the other one goes back, as mentioned above. This system of movement has one fundamental issue, and that is that it requires the paddler to bend, and then straighten the legs, which affects the paddler’s grip and fit on the kayak.
If you’re paddling in a sit-on kayak, you will feel your knee straps getting loose, and if you’re paddling in a sit-in kayak, you will notice less contact with thigh brace pads. All in all, both types of paddlers will inevitably feel a decrease in control over their kayak, as well as the ability to lean and brace. This is one of the key factors when looking at rudders, and has a lot of paddlers avoiding rudders due to the fact that a loss of lean control can lead to a tip over, which is a problem for the paddler.

(1) Left Rudder Pedal (2) Right Rudder Pedal

This problem, however, has actually been solved, as we’re seeing more and more kayaks being equipped with toe-control foot pegs which means that you only need to move your toes and not the whole legs, thus maintaining your control over the kayak.

How does a kayak rudder work?

The mechanics of a kayak rudder are very simple. The foot pegs pull or release the cable, thus making the rudder turn on one side or the other, depending on which peg you’re pushing on, and which one you’re releasing. However, there’s a little more to it than just the pushing and pulling. When you turn the rudder on one side, you create more drag on that side of the kayak, and consequently you slow the side down. The other side maintains its speed. This causes the kayak to turn towards the slow side, and compensate for the change of direction caused by either winds, or currents, or waves. While this kind of “steering” is easy, you will notice that it consumes a big part of your hard-earned, forward-moving momentum, and requires more strength and paddling to get to where you’re going. A good comparison would be power steering in your car, it draws some power from the engine in order for you to not have to muscle the steering wheel, but you will get less miles per gallon. Another reason why this is a good comparison is that, like power steering, you will find that loss of strength to be a well-worth tradeoff, especially when you consider the benefits.

Using Foot Pedals Moves The Kayak Right Or Left

The rudder itself is a fairly new innovation, as the originators of the kayak, the Inuits, didn’t use rudders. As mentioned earlier, there is a significant number of paddlers that go along with the simplicity of going rudderless, and prefer saving some strength that would otherwise be wasted on drag when the rudder is in the water. And, even though most kayaks don’t actually need a rudder, and proper paddling strokes can provide more control than you need, it is a fact that having one can be of great assistance in many situations. You will find that a lot of today’s commercially available kayaks come with a rudder option, or have a rudder included in the standard package, while some come with a skeg. The skeg is an interesting alternative to those who prefer going rudderless, as it helps keep the kayak on a straight course as well.

What are the pros and cons of a rudder, and what are those of a skeg?


If you find yourself at this point where you need to get a rudder, you will undoubtedly have certain paddlers, those mentioned at the beginning, that will either try to steer you away completely from such a solution, or get you to use a skeg instead of a rudder. In order for you to be able to make the final decision on your own, here are the most important pros and cons of both rudders and skegs, and hopefully they will help you decide what works best for you. We’ll start with the rudders first.

Rudder  

Pros:


- They make the kayak much easier to control, it requires much less edging in order to maintain the course, and it’s a lot easier to turn the entire kayak.
- A rudder will give you more space in the stern compartment of your kayak.
- Many rudders can be pulled up and made retractable.
- When surfing, you get much more control, as the rudder does the steering, and not the paddle.

Cons:


- They cost more than a skeg to find and install.
- Rudders come with a lot of moving parts, and losing one of them, such as a nut or a screw, and you’re left to rely completely on your skill. Even worse, you might have to fight a rudder you have absolutely no control over, which can be very bad depending on the conditions.
- When stowed, they might act as a small sail and provide drag.
- If you forget to unlock the keeper cord, you will need another paddler to do that for you once you’re inside the cockpit.
- Can be easily damaged and if struck while moving backwards, they’re very susceptible to damage.

A skeg, unlike the rudder, is a fixed blade which is found at the bottom of the hull, usually behind the cockpit. Skegs can also be deployed using a control cable and actuator, and they’re usually added to a kayak in order to compensate for poor trim or give some newer paddlers added assistance. A skilled paddler, however, can compensate for the stern being pushed sideways by deploying a skeg, because the skeg itself adds a lot of resistance to the sideways motion. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of such a system.

 

Skeg


A skeg, unlike the rudder, is a fixed blade which is found at the bottom of the hull, usually behind the cockpit. Skegs can also be deployed using a control cable and actuator, and they’re usually added to a kayak in order to compensate for poor trim or give some newer paddlers added assistance. A skilled paddler, however, can compensate for the stern being pushed sideways by deploying a skeg, because the skeg itself adds a lot of resistance to the sideways motion. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of such a system.

Pros:


- Less moving parts and connection points than a rudder.
- When stowed, it doesn’t affect the wind.
- No muscle groups are required to steer.
- If you strike something, they usually fold in the skeg box.
- They’re cheaper to install.


Cons:


- They don’t provide any yaw control.
- Skegs take up too much space in the storage compartment.
- A skeg box will create more drag than a clean hull.
- They’re not good for novice paddlers as they require skill in order to be able to turn and control the kayak.
- Rocks and pebbles may jam them if you drag the kayak down the beach.
- They’re easily damaged if something strikes them sideways.


Aftermarket Kayak Rudder/Skeg Options


There are a few options out there for people that already have a rudderless kayak and want to install their own. Usually these do require some installation so you can do one of two things, pay a professional handyman or do it yourself. There are a few reputable brands out there and kits that offer a clean install, these include sets from Pygmy, Kayak Sports, Sealine, , Wildwasser, Feathercraft, Mirage and Ocean kayak as well as other less known brands.

A final option is creating your own, this is usually much easier with skegs, with rudders you may battle a bit since you have to include the moving parts of the foot pedals for rotating the skeg.


Here are some options of universal kayak rudders if your in the market off amazon.

Crack Of Dawn Kayak Universal Rudder Kit
This is the most popular Universal kayak rudder kit we could find online that is repurposable to any kayak.
 
FYI: Alot of different kayak models such as Hobie, Native Watercraft, Ocean have their own rudder kit designed specially for your kayak.

Hobie Kayak Rudder
, Watercraft Rudder, Ocean Kayak Rudder, Advanced Elements Skeg, Seyvlor Skeg, Wilderness Systems Rudder Kit

Aftermarket Tracking Fin


Another option if you don't want the retractable option and are looking for something fixed or easy to install is the tracking fin. These can be easily mounted on the bottom of your kayak and will make your kayak track totally straight like a flat water boat. This is definitely the cheaper option for a kayak and is great for fisherman that know the turmoils of having their boats face the wrong way! The one downside of a tracking fin is that once its mounted its there forever and can cause some issues with storage and dragging the kayak into the water if your launching from an awkward position, but the trade-off is easy installation and great tracking.

Here are some options of tracking fins if your in the market off amazon.
Hanperal Kayak Skeg Tracking Fin
Material: PVC
Attachment: Glue
Removable: No
Dimensions: 1.7 x 6.1 x 9 inches
Weight: .3 lbs
This skeg received 4/5 star reviews on Amazon most of the reviewers say it improves tracking however it is not detachable which is a large negative.
 
Lanyar Kayak Skeg Tracking Fin
Material: PVC
Removable: Yes
Dimensions: 2 x 7 x 8.5 inches
Weight: .7 lbs
This skeg received 3.5 stars on amazon. The main benefit of this skeg is that it allows you to take it off at a moments notice.


Hanperal Kayak Skeg Tracking Fin
Material: PVC
Removable: Yes
Dimensions: 2 x 7.9 x 8.5 inches
Weight: 1 lbs
This skeg received 4.5 stars which was the highest among all the skegs reviewed, although it is a larger skeg it is more durable then the others improving tracking to a large extent and alsoo having the added benefit of being removable.

Conclusion: do you want, or need one?


While rudders are undoubtedly of great assistance in a number of situations, you will find that whether you need one usually depends on what kind of kayak you use, how you use it and in what conditions. Other factors that may affect this decision are your skill, and last but not least, your personal preference. If you’re paddling on open water, where you’re usually exposed to both wind and waves, you will most likely want a rudder to help you with keeping your direction.

If you have a longer kayak, a rudder is very likely to come as a standard piece of equipment, as longer kayaks require much more skills for you to be able to paddle them and a rudder is a good thing to help you with this. However, if you invest much more time in learning the paddle strokes, as well as improving your skills, chances are you might not need a rudder after all. The best thing to do is to check in real-life conditions, both with and without a rudder, and decide for yourself whether you can use one and if it helps you in what you need it for. At the end of the day, it’s your hard-earned money that buys the rudder.
How To Create Your Own Kayak Rudder and Skeg Resources


Instructables Make your Own Kayak Rudder Step Guide - http://www.instructables.com/id/Kayak-rudder/
Make a Kayak Rudder Paul Larsen Youtube Guide - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsk6ydMnGrA
Written Do It Yourself Rudder Guide From Trails (No Pictures)https://www.trails.com/how_12710_do-yourself-kayak-rudder.html
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Sea Eagle Kayak Buyer Guide Top 10 Boats

 

History Of The Brand

 sea eagle logo

seaeagle kayak old advertisementLocated near the old Port Jefferson Harbor where several of America’s greatest sailing yachts were constructed SeaEagle started selling inflatable boats back in 1968. Their very first product was a two-man inflatable kayak made in France known as the Pyrawa. This kayak enjoyed significant success throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s and had been sold through Sears and other catalogs and vendors, in addition to its in-house promotional advertisements and direct sale procedures.

Every year they have introduced new versions to create high-quality inflatable boats available to everybody at a fair price. Through the years their line-up has exploded to comprise 10 different inflatable kayaks, SUPs, motor boats and transom boats which can handle up to 25 HP engines. After several years of introducing new and unique types of inflatable kayaks, the Sea Eagle brand name is now synonymous with quality, affordability, reliability and exceptional personal customer support. When you call into Sea Eagle, you hear a voice on the opposite end of the telephone, and each and everyone is treated as family members.

Now the line-up of Sea Eagle boats is broader and better than ever. Truly a company on the cutting edge of inflatable boats, SeaEagle continues to impress us year after year.

The Sea Eagle 300x Explorer –

Sea Eagle 300xThis Model is the perfect pick for anyone who wants a versatile and durable kayak. Within the lineup of Sea Eagle kayaks, the 300x is the smallest and is ideal for one person. The Sea Eagle has included all the greatest aspects of the previous models and enhanced some features to come up with the ultimate inflatable 300x kayak. This model has become quite popular since its release. Since SE is a known and respected brand in the world of Kayaking, the 300x model was well received by water lovers.

The 300x inflatable kayak has brought significant changes to water sport for many kayakers that had not used an inflatable kayak before, introducing a kayak that stands out from the standard ones. It combines durability and stability to give you a kayak that speeds like a race car. The Sea Eagle Explorer 300x is extremely durable, versatile, portable, convenient and very easy to set up and inflate. In addition, the kayak maneuvers quite well and offers incredible stability. It comes with all the necessary accessories and a 3-year warranty. The most interesting thing about the SE-Explorer 300x is that it naturally fits in any vehicle; weighing 28 pounds, it certainly will not break your back when loading or offloading. With the 300x model you are assured of durability and safety. The best way to find out how great it feels is to take a ride personally this summer we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Sea Eagle Explorer 380x

sea eagle 380xThe Sea Eagle Explorer 380x is not your ordinary kayak. It comes with exclusive features that make it stand out among its competitors. Experience all your water adventures in tandem. The Sea Eagle Explorer 380x is ideal for one or two individuals. With this model you can experience a broad range of water types, it does it all, it tackles open-water, white water, and even downwind sailing.

The top-notch material used in the construction of the 380x Kayak means it will give you several years of enjoyment. Similar to all Sea Eagle Kayaks it comes with a 3-year warranty. It is packed full of fantastic features that make it the perfect choice: durability, safety, easy setup, convenience, versatility, and portable. The 380x model has a cutting-edge design of dual overlapped seams that have extra strength reinforced with glue finish for toughness and is also 98% welded. This amazing design not only lowers the entire weight of the kayak, but it also leads to a dramatic improvement in structural strength.

It has a sturdy, detachable slide skeg for open water tracking and is well-known for tackling extreme whitewater rapids. When you are shooting the rapids, you can leave the 16-self bailing drain devices open for extremely fast draining. For the best experience, the 380x model can offer you so much excitement and enjoyable moments. It is safe and gives you a great return on investment.

Sea Eagle Explorer 420x

sea eagle 420xIf you are making plans of camping, need to go on overnight trips or just require additional storage space. The 420x is the ideal kayak for you. Sea Eagle has integrated a detachable skeg which improves paddling speed and effectiveness and also increases tracking ability. When handling the whitewater rapids, you can just remove the skeg.

The model is tough and stable enough to handle class IV of whitewater rapids. It is very comfortable and can handle flat-water too. The 16 ultra-fast drain valves can remain open for ocean kayaking and whitewater or closed for paddling in dry flat-water. The 420x Explorer is a champion with the ability to handle any adventure.

It is the largest of the Sea Eagle Explorers and weighs just 42 pounds. This durable and rugged kayak has an exclusive design of a long-lasting drop stitch floor that offers greater rigidity and enhance paddling performance.

Sea Eagle Se330

Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable KayakThe Sea Eagle Se330 comes first as the lightest and most portable kayak in America. It has a weight capacity of 26 lbs and folds small enough to fit in the truck of the smallest vehicle. Do not allow its light weight fool you. It’s a durable kayak which can comfortably hold two people or a weight capacity of 500 lbs and yet simple enough that one person can carry and paddle it.

The 330 model is mostly used as a sports inflatable kayak. However, you can also paddle it as a canoe. It is the ideal model for inflatable kayaking beginners as it is nearly impossible to sink. You can quickly turn it and maneuver and can ride in almost anything apart from very sharp rapids. The best part is that any individual of any age can set up the 330 explorer since its very light. Besides, you can transport it using any car, airplane, a larger boat or even a bicycle.

You can use the 330 model for several adventures such as camping, fishing, or relaxing on the river, lake or calm sea. It comes with a self-bailing drain valve which helps to remove water if it gets into the boat. Due to its lightweight and efficient hull shape, the Sea Eagle Explore 330 is perfect for all people- young and old. It is quite easy to paddle.

Sea Eagle Se370

sea eagle 370Whether you want to explore a wild river during the day or ride down a calm lake in the morning, the Sea Eagle 370 is the kayak for you. It is an advanced model of the Sea Eagle 370 and it manages to go beyond the benchmark set by its predecessor.

A weight capacity of 650 lbs, makes the 370 model ideal for an adventure with your family. This inflatable kayak is not only great in performance, but, also has some exceptional features that will give you a fantastic experience on the water. The Sea Eagle 370 is a large vessel that operates well in areas of storage, durability, construction, speed, tracking fish and portability.It has a five-tube construction that helps increase the paddling performance by modifying the sitting position and distributing the weight evenly.

Several boats do not have rear skegs; sadly this makes the boat turn aimlessly, making your paddling difficult. To avoid this experience, the 370 model has two molded skegs. Instead of the conventional pipe valves, the Sea Eagle has introduced the deluxe one-way valves. The pipes are easy and fast to operate. Furthermore, this kayak uses a modest pressure fabric in construction, making it both strong and durable.

FastTrack 385ft

sea eagle 385ft Fast TrackThe Fast Track 385 is among the best tandem inflatable kayaks in the Sea Eagle Lineup. It is an improved model over their cheaper kayaks such as the 330 and 370. It is slimmer, faster and lighter than all of its predecessors.

The slender, curved shape together with the “NeddleKnife Keel” makes the 385 model a real high performing kayak. The essential feature of all is that this inflatable kayak is both stable and safe. It has a weight capacity of 32 pounds and can comfortably accommodate two full-grown people. The carrying capacity is 635 pounds, therefore even with two adults, there is an extra 400 pounds left that can carry maybe a dog or some luggage. Made of 1000 denier fabric with extended, overlapping seams for additional safety. The material is entirely resistant from both UV rays and salt water, which means its value does not depreciate if you leave it outside for a longer duration.

What’s more, the kayak has four air chambers which are an indication of Sea Eagle’s dedication to your safety. The FastTrack 385 can tackle ponds, ocean bay, and lakes with a lot of ease. When it comes to rivers the 385 paddles safely up to a class two rating. The original inflatable keel together with the back skeg makes for excellent tracking (hence the name FastTrack). This kayak paddles straight and maneuvers well in nearly any type of condition, whether in up streams, bay area or a windy lake.

FastTrack 385fta

fastrack 385ftaThe Sea Eagle 385fta FastTrack is a remarkable inflatable fishing kayak packed full with unique features that real anglers will love. Weighing 44 pounds and measuring 12’5” by 36”, the 385fta can hold a weight capacity of 635 pounds and can be set up as tandem or solo kayak. Sea Eagle is a trusted brand in manufacturing the best inflatable kayaks and boats worldwide since 1968. The 385fta is presently the only model in their lineup that is made for kayak angling. While several of their standard models possess optional fishing setups, the 385fta is the only one created exclusively for angling. It is an excellent addition to the existing fantastic Sea Eagle kayak line.

The inflatable NeedleKnife Keel, innovative state of the art and rigidity provides you with a smoother and quicker paddling experience. Incorporated with narrower, sharper, pointed bows for simple entry through waves, wind, water, currently, makes this the best inflatable angling kayak. The 385fta is extremely fast, super portable, durable, stable, simple to set up and inflate. Moreover, it comes with a 3-year warranty, a variety of optional configurations and excellent tracking.

FastTrack 465ft

sea eagle 465ft ReviewTypically, most people prefer to go kayaking during the summer when the weather is warm and sunny. The 465ft is ideal and durable enough for a kayaking trip in most conditions. Combining its resistant to both the UV rays and saltwater together with the drop stitch construction the durability of this kayak is remarkable.

The 465ft is an inflatable kayak loaded with some fantastic features. It can hold a maximum weight capacity of 360 kg, which is three people. It has a white water rating of close to class two. The FastTrack 465ft is every paddler’s dream. Its sleek design and rigidity help you achieve a great kayak experience. It is great for beginners and awesome in terms of portability and safety. It is a great inflatable kayak that can handle long distance paddling. It comes with the following remarkable features: incredibly well-built, good tracking, fast set up and inflation, fast, stable and extremely durable.

Razorlight 393rl

393rl razorlightThe Razorlight 393rl is the first entirely drop stitch kayak in the world. It’s sleeker, lighter and faster to paddle compared to other inflatable kayaks. It is a top performance solo kayak that gives you the ultimate water adventure. It has a sharp, narrow bow and stern and as stated its entirely constructed with advanced drop-stitch technology hence it rides straight through the waves.

The 393rl is sharper and straighter compared to any other kayak currently available on the market. It has an astounding paddling speed of up to 6 miles an hour. When on the water you will feel like you are riding in a hard shell. In addition to the drop-stitch construction, the 393rl uses thinner chambers that need less air for inflation. Due to its outstanding performance, capabilities, and design the 393rl kayaks are the highly recommended for intermediate and above paddlers. It’s set up is quick within five minutes you will be having fun on the water. The 393rl is durable, extremely fast, portable, stable, sleek and safe.

Razorlight 473rl

Sea eagle 473RLRazorlight 473rl is one of the most exceptional inflatable kayaks I know. It comes with some remarkable features that make it unique. Nevertheless, the reason I find it unique is its narrow design. It is very sturdy and extremely rigid when inflated around 7-10 PSI. The additional rigidity permits this kayak to ride smoothly through the water with very minimal effort. It cuts straight through waves and chops and moves quite fast.

The Razorlite 473rl is one boat that has a straightforward setup. All you have to do is get it out of the bag, unfold it and inflate, fasten in the seat, the skeg, and the footrest and that’s all. This inflatable kayak has three basic chambers: one on each side and the other on the floor. You need first to inflate the floor before the sides. The sides are quite narrow, inflating them is a piece of cake. The 473rl comes with a pump that inflates the kayak quite fast. The inline pressure gauge is simple to read and operates great. The 473rl is sturdy, stable, good at tracking, has comfortable seats, simple to paddle, compact, easy setup, lightweight and extremely responsive.

Wrapping Up

The Sea eagle Line is something truly amazing the company has taken inflatable kayaking to the limits and produced a wide variety and range of kayaks that truly impresses. Known and the go to leader in the inflatable kayak market you really cant beat the design and quality of their line. If your looking for a kayak thats portable and have decided on an inflatable model we guarantee you’ll have a good experience if you choose a Sea Eagle Boat.