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Old 03-20-2015, 02:25 PM   #41
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I've got the Sea Eagle version of your boat and have used a Torqeedo Electric motor on it. It is supposed to be equivalent to a 3hp gas engine. I went with the high pressure inflatable floor. Very sturdy and can have two people stand up and move around without any flexing. Taking my boat to our place in Central America so I will probably sell the Torqeedo.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:58 AM   #42
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I've got the Sea Eagle version of your boat and have used a Torqeedo Electric motor on it. It is supposed to be equivalent to a 3hp gas engine. I went with the high pressure inflatable floor. Very sturdy and can have two people stand up and move around without any flexing. Taking my boat to our place in Central America so I will probably sell the Torqeedo.

Those torqeedo motors are top of the line. Unfortunately a little expensive for me. I currently have an old 55lb thrust Motor Guide.

As for the inflatable floor, I went back to the manufacturer after realizing the weight of the aluminum floor. They apparently don't make one for the 15 foot and larger boats. I have to look at other manufacturers to see if I can find one to fit.

What size is the Sea Eagle you are using? I originally looked at Sea Eagle but decided on Saturn.


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Old 03-27-2015, 11:52 PM   #43
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I bought a $114 seylor at academy. Fit a pic trolling motor electric 40lb trust, plywood base and pedestal seat. It does pretty good but tracks horrible in the wind. I'm in the process of purchasing a plastic bass baby boat. Although the raft can get the job done the lack of mobility around brush is limiting
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I bought a $114 seylor at academy. Fit a pic trolling motor electric 40lb trust, plywood base and pedestal seat. It does pretty good but tracks horrible in the wind. I'm in the process of purchasing a plastic bass baby boat. Although the raft can get the job done the lack of mobility around brush is limiting

My buddy has the plastic bass boat.mi believe it's a 10 foot. He mounts the trolling motor in front and built a wooden rudder on the back. It helps keep the boat from being blown around with the wind.


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I used a Porta-bote 12' for years. If the new one is too expensive for you, check Craigslist, you'll find good used ones from time to time.
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I'm bringing this topic back from the dead.

I am considering selling my canoes and kayaks and buying an inflatable boat. While designing my canoe rack for my truck I realized that my wife wont be able to reach high enough to help me load canoes/ kayaks.

I have an old towne 12' canoe with a transom that we currently use, do y'all think I will be happy if I switch to a 12' inflatable?

I really don't want to get much over $1000, so I was looking at a Bris 12.5' and a sea eagle 124SMB, both are about $1000.
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I have a 2 person sit on top inflatable kayak. It's absolutely great. Going into the 3rd year with it and it has taken plenty of abuse. I thought it would be shredded last year, my German shorthair went kayaking with us and I thought her toenails would kill it but it survived. I did have to patch a couple of holes on the bottom from dragging it over rocks when getting in and out, you can't avoid that. Stay away from obvious puncture sources and you'll be ok. You can't find a more comfortable seat than on a inflatable.
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I have a 2 person sit on top inflatable kayak. It's absolutely great. Going into the 3rd year with it and it has taken plenty of abuse. I thought it would be shredded last year, my German shorthair went kayaking with us and I thought her toenails would kill it but it survived. I did have to patch a couple of holes on the bottom from dragging it over rocks when getting in and out, you can't avoid that. Stay away from obvious puncture sources and you'll be ok. You can't find a more comfortable seat than on a inflatable.

Thanks, I am going to do a test run with a cheaper inflatable. It's an Intex Mariner 4 w/ the motor package at only $275 w/ free shipping it's not going to kill the piggy bank. If it works out good and we like it then I may sell some of the canoes and kayaks and buy a Saturn. It's just scary the thought of not having a canoe, I've always had one since I was in high school. So getting rid of all of them is a tough choice to make...lol.
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Thanks, I am going to do a test run with a cheaper inflatable. It's an Intex Mariner 4 w/ the motor package at only $275 w/ free shipping it's not going to kill the piggy bank. If it works out good and we like it then I may sell some of the canoes and kayaks and buy a Saturn. It's just scary the thought of not having a canoe, I've always had one since I was in high school. So getting rid of all of them is a tough choice to make...lol.

Sorry for the late reply. For some reason I no longer get notifications about any threads I'm on.

Let me know how the 12 foot inflatable works for you. I've been real busy at work but hope to get my 15 foot out real soon. I only have an electric trolling motor right now so I'm heading to a lake for trials.


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