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Anyone have any experience fishing from a Sea Eagle 285f inflatable craft ? If so , care to offer reviews? Thanks in advance for any help !
 
Not that particular boat, but I've fished out of our Saturn SD500 inflatable and it's been great once the boat is put together and inflated. For me though, I've found that getting the boat inflated and set up with all my fishing gear and electronics is just too much work.
 
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ringorock

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Not that particular boat, but I've fished out of our Saturn SD500 inflatable and it's been great once the boat is put together and inflated. For me though, I've found that getting the boat inflated and set up with all my fishing gear and electronics is just too much work.
Did you use a car pump? I've been using the Intex Explorer K2 for some years now. I am actually upgrading them for fishing today by putting in a one piece floor and some actual seats. I've fished and snorkeled from it many times, but I want some rigidity. I never had an issue with setup times.
 
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Did you use a car pump? I've been using the Intex Explorer K2 for some years now. I am actually upgrading them for fishing today by putting in a one piece floor and some actual seats. I've fished and snorkeled from it many times, but I want some rigidity. I never had an issue with setup times.
I have a 2-stage 12v pump, but inflating it is not the issue. It's assembling the floor, assembling the trailer (I made a folding trailer that fits in my truck), getting the battery and fish finder set up, setting up the bimini top and rod holders. The other problem is I have to have all my stuff portable to switch it between my inflatable and my jon boat. I've just come to the conclusion that we'll take two vehicles when we want to take the camper and to boat somewhere.
 

ringorock

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I have a 2-stage 12v pump, but inflating it is not the issue. It's assembling the floor, assembling the trailer (I made a folding trailer that fits in my truck), getting the battery and fish finder set up, setting up the bimini top and rod holders. The other problem is I have to have all my stuff portable to switch it between my inflatable and my jon boat. I've just come to the conclusion that we'll take two vehicles when we want to take the camper and to boat somewhere.
Yea, we have the same situation, but my wife will not tow. The camper takes priority over a boat, so we'll just keep using our kayaks. We're just going to try to make the best of it. I'll let you guys know how it goes. haha
 
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