“We live in paradise, and now we can enjoy it even more. Thank you, Sea Eagle!”
Julie Olson and her boyfriend, Larry Allen, live in the St. Petersburg, Florida area and are the proud owners of a brand new Sea Eagle Explorer Kayak. “Today was our maiden voyage in our new Sea Eagle,” Julie tells us. “We cruised around just north of Fort DeSoto Park. Water sports are huge here, and no one here had seen anything like our super cool kayak.”
Tracks “exactly where you point it.”
“Our new kayak is just perfect” Julie says. “Very easy to inflate, launch, and maneuver. The most notable feature is the stability and the straight-tracking.” Larry adds, “Hard hull kayaks don’t track nearly as well as the Sea Eagle does. The Sea Eagle goes just exactly where you point it and it doesn’t wiggle around side-to-side. It’s a lot more stable. And it’s easier to maneuver, pick up, and move around. It’s light as can be.”
QuickSail propels silently, lets you rest
“We used the QuikSail,” says Julie, “which pushes the boat along and allows you to rest. I am not even tired.” Larry sees the QuickSail as a perfect way to sneak up on fish. “Paddling makes some noise in the water” that can scare fish away. “With the sail, I can go right up to the fish and throw my line in. You make no noise — you’re just floating without making a bit of sound. It works great. And the Explorer Kayak is so stable, I can stand up in it. When I stand up, I can see where the fish are.” The optional QuickSail works with any Sea Eagle boat as well as most other kayak brands, and sets up in under one minute. Watch QuickSail video.
Both Julie and Larry have lots of kayaking experience. “This new Sea Eagle inflatable kayak was a much better experience than a hard plastic kayak,” says Julie. “It just seems easier and much more stable, and it moves along more swiftly. I am so happy we bought this great boat. We can’t wait to go out again!”
RV & Sea Eagle – perfect vacation combination
The couple owns an RV camper and is preparing for an upcoming RV camping vacation in Sebastian, Florida. “We plan on taking our Sea Eagle and our RV camping in two weeks and will launch right from our campsite onto the Indian River. We bought two great storage containers on wheels that fit on the back of the RV.” The boat fits perfectly in one container — the other holds life preservers and other boating gear.
“We bought a little mini-vac that has a vacuum feature and a blower feature,” says Julie. “And we bought an inverter so we could run the mini-vac right off our car battery and inflate and deflate the Sea Eagle right at waterside. We timed it and it took only 1-1/2 minutes! Sure better than trying to lug a heavy plastic monster kayak, or even a canoe.”
“We love boating,” says Larry. “And we love exploring. There are waterways all over in this area, all through the mangroves. A kayak is the best way to explore in there because of its shallow draft, and because the waterways are often quite narrow.”
It’s a big kayak
“We saw the Explorer Kayak in an RV magazine,” says Larry. “We liked the durability and construction, the way the seams are put together. Julie wanted the biggest kayak she could find.” Both Sea Eagle Explorer Kayak models are big: the 380x measures 12’ 6” stem to stern, carries up to 3 adults or 750 lbs. The bigger 420x measures 14’, carries up to three adults or 855 lbs.
“I’ve owned 10 boats including several kayaks,” says Larry. “This Sea Eagle is better than the others, better than I ever thought it could be. Even from a price point of view, it costs less than hard hull kayaks. A cheap hard hull I had cost $950. If you’re thinking of getting one, definitely do it. It’s better in every way. You can store it anyplace, even in an apartment. With its stability, ease of use, easy storage, it’s by far better than any hard hull kayak.”
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