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Old 04-10-2013, 03:44 PM
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Default Sea Eagle Frameless Pontoon

Anyone have any experience with this?

They seem pretty impressive from the website. Full bottom so you can stand up and fish, as well as row forward or backward. Pretty cheap for their features as well. Thoughts on how these might compare to competitor pontoon boats?
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They look amazing... No denying that... Quite the package for only $850 imho
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Default Re: Sea Eagle Frameless Pontoon

They look fine for still water but may be like tubbing if you go down a river. The shorter the raft the more inclined they are to twist and turn. All that will mean you must be on the oars constantly. Still water is a different story.

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Default Re: Sea Eagle Frameless Pontoon

I own one and use it primarily for still water, but I think it handles pretty well on moving water. I really have nothing to compare it to, as its the only watercraft I have ever owned, but I love it. They are very strong material and very stable on the water. The one thing I had a hassle with was finding an anchor system for it. I ended up getting this:
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I added a couple of d rings and ran the straps through them.
The boat is a breeze to set up. 10 minutes tops. I bought the additional seat and side bags. Personally, for the money, I think it is a fantastic, very high quality deal that is overlooked by people used to traditional toons. I sometimes throw my little yeti in front if I want a casting platform for sight fishing.

PS, I will say that I would not use it on water with rapids. It has a closed hull, so if water were to get in, there is nowhere for it to go unless you dump it out. That being said, if you are fishing a slower moving river without rapids, there is no worry because the thing rides pretty high. As far as still water, there is no contest. This thing blows away a regular pontoon because you can actually stand up on the platform. (Get the swivel seat and standing platform, don't skimp).
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Default Re: Sea Eagle Frameless Pontoon

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They look fine for still water but may be like tubbing if you go down a river. The shorter the raft the more inclined they are to twist and turn. All that will mean you must be on the oars constantly. Still water is a different story.

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Default Re: Sea Eagle Frameless Pontoon

Good point. I'd just be using it for stillwater if I do end up purchasing it so shouldnt be a problem.
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Nick, I have 2 Sea Eagle 8 foot rafts that I got for the family to use to float day trips on the river. Just for fun and swimming and a good time. I believe the material for the Frameless Pontoon is the same as my rafts. I was surprised at the thickness of the material. It was much better than I was expecting when I ordered them. Not as thick as my kick-boat, but they have had no issues going down the river and scraping rocks and such. For still water, it should hold up rather well I suspect. Oh and they are Bladder-less, which I consider a plus.
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Default Re: Sea Eagle Frameless Pontoon

Good to hear you guys are liking them. My old tube blew a seem and I was considering every possible replacement from kayaks to pontoons to float tubes. This seems like the answer to me. I have been researching like crazy but the lack of reviews on them had me worried about quality. Hearing you folks actually running them and liking them will make it next on my list. Anyone run the trolling motor on there's? I like to troll on the real windy days. How's the motor mount? Sturdy and worth going that route?
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