The North American Fly Fishing Forum

Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2010, 04:50 PM
New Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
goldsmice is on a distinguished road
Default Inflatables: Sevylor vs Intex vs Sea Eagle

I need a small inflatable boat that I can stash in my car and inflate whenever needed with an electric pump, and possibly use with a Minn Kota electric trolling motor. It would be for use in still water lakes only. My budget is $500 max. I've looked at a wide variety of inflatable boats that seem to fit this profile.

The Sevylor Fish Hunter seems good, is very affordable, and has a large number of very positive reviews on Amazon. It can attach the trolling motor and has optional upgrades like wood floor boards. The 9 foot one is not too small for me since I just plan on using it by myself. It seems to have a decent amount of space for gear and a cooler. There's also a Fish Master and Fish Ranger; don't know what the advantage of those are over the Fish Hunter.

The Intex Mariner and Sea Hawk also seem pretty good, and has a similar number of glowing reviews on Amazon. I am not sure if a motor can be put onto it.

The Sea Eagle boats look very nice, although they're slightly more expensive. There seem to be several different websites all maintained by Sea Eagle which offer the same information and link to the same products. I would think that the Sea Eagle boats would be a step up above Sevylor because (as far as I know) Sea Eagle is a dedicated inflatable boat company whereas Sevylor seems to be one of several brands owned by a large company (Coleman, I think.) The Sea Eagle's website is also extremely professional and slick, though I'm aware this doesn't necessarily have any bearing on the product of their quality.

What do you think? Could I get some input from anyone here who owns any of these boats, and some comparisons? Thanks so much in advance.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what can you tell me about a 2010 - EAGLE CLAW 8'0" FEATHERLIGHT FLY ROD ... rockhoppernc General Discussion 6 04-25-2010 07:49 AM
a question on tough? luked General Discussion 7 02-17-2010 08:23 PM
Sea eagle boats? Matso General Discussion 0 07-23-2009 08:17 AM
Fly fishing enthusiasts converge on Grayling (Traverse City Record-Eagle) Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 04-27-2008 08:50 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.