DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME Sea Eagle boats are in use by hundreds of fire departments and rescue teams all over the world. The work these men and women do forces them to use (and abuse) their boats far, far harder than non-professionals do. Justin Weston, a professional rescue team chief contacted us recently with photos and his performance report on his team’s Sea Eagle 14SR (Sport Runabout). It’s a testament to Sea Eagle’s durability and reliability. NOTICE…DON’T DO WHAT TRAINED PROFESSIONAL RESCUE TEAMS DO WITH THEIR SEA EAGLES. May 22, 2011 — Joplin, Missouri — An EF-5 tornado devastated … Continue reading WORST TORNADO IN MISSOURI HISTORY — water rescue & recovery aided by Sea Eagle 14SR
“I stopped paddling. The boat glided in perfect silence. I strained hard, scanning the depths. There was something down there. And it was moving. Deep down, just on the very limits of visibility, a large, dark form glided beneath me.” — from “For Fukui’s Sake — Two years in rural Japan” by Sam Baldwin. At Sea Eagle, we hear regularly from all kinds of boaters from weekend warriors to those dedicated souls best described as “adventurers.” We spoke recently with hiker, backpacker, author, and boater, Sam Baldwin, about his kayaking adventures in his Sea Eagle 330 in the wilds of backcountry Japan. Where bears … Continue reading CREATURES OF THE KUZURYU — Kayaking unknown waters in rural Japan
“Hey, Phillip, let’s take a boat trip down the entire length of the Mississippi River!” So began a remarkable Huck Finn-style river voyage by two self- described adventurers, travelers, and videographers. Ryan Jeanes’ casual remark to his business partner, Phillip Hullquist, planted the seed that grew into the duo’s three month odyssey from one end of America’s most iconic river to the other — a 2,300 mile river adventure from the Mississippi’s headwaters in Minnesota to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico…and resulted in their full length documentary movie, “The River is Life”. “What’s stopping YOU?” Many people may dream … Continue reading KAYAKING 2,300 MILES on the MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI — They boated every inch of America’s most famous river
Imagine for a moment you’re a farmer in a fertile, temperate valley and your crop is cherries. Your orchard commands all your time and attention from March to August, but things slow down from September to February. And imagine your farm is a stone’s throw from one of America’s greatest fishing rivers. What would you do in the winter? If you were cherry farmer, George Davis, of The Dalles, Oregon, you’d go fishing in the nearby Columbia River. And you wouldn’t go just once in awhile. You’d toss back bass other fishermen would prize. You’d go fishing almost every day … Continue reading STALKING THE 30-LB. SALMON — STEELHEAD & SALMON FISHING on the Columbia River
Funny how life’s negative experiences can lead to very positive ones. Rose Mini’s story is a great example of turning lemons into lemonade. “I’ve been a boater since 1985,” Rose told us. “I’d always loved water, the ocean, and fishing.” … Continue reading A TORN ROTATOR CUFF meant no more boating — then she started ROWING.
Going to Colorado any time soon? Whether you’re out on a lake fly fishing, or on heading down the highway, you might just cross paths with Nick and Yvonne Bledsoe with their pickup truck, RV, and their Sea Eagle FoldCat. “The … Continue reading Nick & Yvonne discovered, “RV CAMPING & SEA EAGLE FISHING ARE SIMPLY MADE FOR EACH OTHER!”
Jim Hansen had canoed a bit when he was a Boy Scout. And when he and his wife, Gail, got married, they sailed a little on their honeymoon in a sail-rigged catamaran. Those brief but happy experiences led the Salt Lake City area couple to purchase a Sea Eagle SailCat, Sea Eagle’s new sail-rigged, twin-hulled, inflatable catamaran. Jim and Gail learned how EASY it is to operate the SailCat…and they learned it more QUICKLY than they anticipated. Instant sailing lesson “We took our 14’ SailCat down to Sand Hollow Reservoir in southern Utah,” says Jim. “As we were sailing around, … Continue reading SHE LEARNED TO SAIL in about 3 minutes – amazing what you can do when you HAVE to
His kayak carries his BIKE across water, then his bike carries his KAYAK across the land! The ingenuity and innovation of many people came together to make possible it possible for Australian adventurer, Gary Muir, to take a memorable trip across parts of Scandinavia on his Bikes & Kayak Expedition. This is a story of how his go-anywhere boat-and-bike combination came to be. “In 1994 I had been involved as Project Leader in the planning of the remarkable Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk situated in the fragile Tingle Forest of Walpole, Western Australia. This 40-meter high walkway through an … Continue reading ECO-ADVENTURE BY BIKE & KAYAK – An Unstoppable Combination
Marge and David Back, of Brule, Wisconsin, live what many boaters would consider the ideal lifestyle. They moved to northern Wisconsin to be minutes from the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake (largest in terms of surface area); they sail regularly and for extended periods in their 28-foot sailboat; and they have a Sea Eagle 330 Sport Kayak to explore nearby sea caves…and to use as a yacht tender, too. What’s a yacht tender? It’s the small boat the owners of a large boat use to go from shore to their larger craft and back again. Or as Marge … Continue reading They SAIL & KAYAK the WORLD’S LARGEST LAKE
Please take this quick mental exercise: Imagine you’re looking out over the water. You see someone out there fishing. What do they look like? Chances are you imagine some guy with a tackle box, rod and reel, poking along, searching for that perfect fishing spot. And chances are you’d be wrong. 7,600,000 American women and growing You’d be wrong because many fishermen are fisher-WOMEN. Latest data from the American Sportfishing Association says that more than 7.6 MILLION women fish. That means 25% of all who drown worms are fisher-WOMEN. That’s one out of every four “fisherpersons.” Barb Carey, founder of WI … Continue reading WOMEN LOVE FISHING, TOO!