FOR J.P. GARZA, SEA EAGLE’S RAZORLITE® 473rl LEADS TO ADVENTURE

By Tom Schlichter “I’m all about adventure,” says J. P. Garza, 51, of Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. “I love to explore and discover natural new places, especially by water in the southeast of my country and in Central America.” Garza has traveled most of these regions by roads, terraces and trails, not only by car but by mountain bike as well. In fact, until recently, he considered himself a serious cyclotourist. These days, however, he prefers touring with his Sea Eagle RazorLite® 473rl inflatable kayak (IK). He has paddled over 3,000 kms (1,900 miles,) he says, never repeating the same river, … Continue reading FOR J.P. GARZA, SEA EAGLE’S RAZORLITE® 473rl LEADS TO ADVENTURE

Ingenuity Opens New Doors for Disabled Paddlers

By Tom Schlichter “I can’t tell you how good it feels to get back on the water and paddle,” says David Jones. “It’s taken a lot of experimenting over the years, but we finally have something that works really well.” Jones, president of the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA; www.fdoa.org), is a 63-year old hemiplegic who cannot use his left arm. He loves to be on the water and, up until this summer, had greatly missed being able to fully participate in paddling situations. With the help of fellow FDOA member and friend, Thomas Weldon, however, Jones is thrilled to … Continue reading Ingenuity Opens New Doors for Disabled Paddlers

GOING MOBILE WITH THE SEA EAGLE 385ft FASTTRACK™

by Tom Schlichter Suzanne Daigle had wanted an inflatable kayak for a long time. She wasn’t quite sure where to start looking, but she did have a pretty good idea of what she needed. “Fortunately,” she said, “a friend steered me over to Sea Eagle and it turned to be a perfect match. What great advice!” Daigle, you see, was planning to sell her house, buy an RV, and drive around the country checking out places she had always wanted to visit while finding new spots to investigate along the way. It didn’t take long for her to do some … Continue reading GOING MOBILE WITH THE SEA EAGLE 385ft FASTTRACK™

50 Years of Selling Inflatable Boats – Part 1 – The Early Years

By Cecil Hoge It is remarkable for any business to survive for any extended period in this age of endless changes and endless challenges. To survive 10 or 20 years is an accomplishment. To survive longer is more remarkable and to have survived 50 years borders on the mystical. No matter. It is with great pride that I can say that I am, and our business is, in its 50th year of continuously selling inflatable boats. Given that fact, I would like to provide a kind of personal history of our company. The Early Years When I started in my father’s business … Continue reading 50 Years of Selling Inflatable Boats – Part 1 – The Early Years

ANGLER’S RULE #1: NO BANANAS! JUST SEA EAGLES!

By Tom Schlichter “I guess you could say I’m hooked on inflatable watercraft when it comes to fishing and boating,” says Darren Lowe, 50 of Bunker Hill, WV. I have three different Sea Eagle models already and each one has a purpose.” No kidding. Lowe owns a Sea Eagle 375fc FoldCat™ pontoon boat, 380x Explorer Kayak, plus a 14sr Sport Runabout that his wife got him for Father’s Day last year.  According to Lowe, different scenarios determine his choice of vessel for the day. “I was raised on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi so it wasn’t until I had a family … Continue reading ANGLER’S RULE #1: NO BANANAS! JUST SEA EAGLES!

River of Life: the Amazingly Incredible Epic Adventures of Carolyn Choate, Part II

It’s been almost a year since I gave the greatest sales pitch of my life. The commission priceless. After convincing my otherwise logical husband that I could pull off the illogical, I needed to convince Cecil and John at Sea Eagle as well. That I could kayak from New Hampshire to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for breast cancer with virtually no experience, out of shape, and 59-years old. Thing is, my husband Gordon of 29 years is a very smart guy and he knows just how stupid I can be. Stubbornness, on the other hand, is an attribute we have come … Continue reading River of Life: the Amazingly Incredible Epic Adventures of Carolyn Choate, Part II

My Solar Powered FishSkiff

  By Cecil Hoge, President of Sea Eagle Boats, Inc. Several years ago I wrote a blog story called, “My Solar Power Dream”. In it, I outlined my efforts to create a solar-powered boat that really worked. That experiment was more dream than reality. At the time, I had put a solar panel on an inflatable sailing catamaran and hooked it up to a lithium battery that powered a Torqeedo electric motor. In the years leading up to that experiment, I had tried a number of solar panels, most of which did very little. On my sailing catamaran, I hooked … Continue reading My Solar Powered FishSkiff

River of Life: the Amazingly Incredible Epic Adventures of Carolyn Choate, Part I

River of Life: the Amazingly Incredible Epic Adventures of Carolyn Choate, Part I by Carolyn Choate Carolyn Choate recently used our FastTrack 385ft kayak to travel down the Delaware River from Port Jervis, NY to the University of Maryland School of Medicine to help raise awareness and funds for a cause that is close to her heart.  Read part 1 of her amazing journey below and look for part 2 in the coming weeks.  October has come to a close but this one is especially hard to pack away in the attic of treasures stored. I returned the tandem FastTrack … Continue reading River of Life: the Amazingly Incredible Epic Adventures of Carolyn Choate, Part I

KAYAK TIME IS FAMILY TIME

KAYAK TIME IS FAMILY TIME By Tom Schlichter From shooting rapids to exploring remote locations far off the beaten track, kayak fanatics list a wide variety of exciting and entertaining reasons for their love of the sport. Still, sometimes, the simple stuff holds the greatest appeal. “I just love to be on the water with my family,” says Rita Hill of Sacramento, California. “It’s as straightforward as that.” When Rita first became interested in kayaking, she had no idea such a simple point would be her ultimate kayak focus. “My husband and I moved to Sacramento, CA, about a year-and-a-half … Continue reading KAYAK TIME IS FAMILY TIME

TIMING IS EVERYTHING WITH THE PACKFISH7™ AND SEA EAGLE SPORT KAYAK SE370

For Larry Lutton, the release of Sea Eagle’s new PackFish7™ couldn’t have come at a better time. “I was just about to buy a float tube and kicking fins when I saw an ad for the new PackFish7™, which had just been released. What a break that turned out to be. I’m so pleased the way things ended up.” Lutton, 69, loves to fish in the beautiful rivers, lakes and reservoirs around Salt Lake City, Utah. He regularly targets rainbow, brown, brook and tiger trout on these waters with both fly-fishing and spinning gear and now his new PackFish7™ gets … Continue reading TIMING IS EVERYTHING WITH THE PACKFISH7™ AND SEA EAGLE SPORT KAYAK SE370