Sea Eagle PaddleSki is constructed using 1000 denier hull material that's is
thick and durable. The three aluminum yokes serve as stabilizer bars that
make this inflatable boat a safe and solid ride on many types of water.
The addition of the skegs on the rear of the boat is used to make the PaddleSki
Two AB-20 8' double end paddles
Two DKS Deluxe Kayak seats
A-41 foot pump
from the PaddleSki's Deluxe Package fit nicely into the trunk of a sedan, even
with the two seats inflated (the car's rear seats are not folded down)
The overall design of the Catamaran plus Kayak combo sure makes the PaddleSki
395ps a unique inflatable watercraft. Along with the thoughtful design
features that add to this kayak and the many fishing accessories that you can
purchase as options sure gave us a good first impression of the Sea Eagle
Accessories: One of the many benefits of purchasing a Sea Eagle is that they
have many accessories you can add on to your PaddleSki. The list below
was sent with the PaddleSki 395ps to enhance the fishing experience on this newly
designed inflatable kayak.
Deluxe Fly Fishing Seat
PaddleSki Motor mount
Rowing Frame (Includes two 7' oars)
The Deluxe Fly Fishing seat is not just for fly fishing, but can be used for any
type of fishing. The fishing seat allows the Angler to sit approximately 3
inches higher than the Deluxe Kayak seat. By sitting in the PaddleSki
you're already sitting higher than other types of kayaks, but to add more height
to make casting easier and more comfortable, the Deluxe Fly Fishing seat is a great option for any
Want to mount a
trolling motor to the Sea Eagle 395ps PaddleSki? No problem! The all
new motor mount was designed specifically for the Anglers using the PaddleSki
for fishing purposes. The motor mount is attached by bolts and straps at
the rear of the PaddleSki. It's constructed with coated marine plywood
with stainless steel and aluminum components. The mount can accommodate an
electric trolling motor with up to 85 pounds of thrust.
Now why would I use a rowing frame? I am on the lake to fish, not
row. Well, it's simple... Rowing can get you from point A to point B
much quicker than paddling. Also for the Anglers who travel far to fish or
head up to those remote lakes or rivers, carry a heavy battery and trolling
motor is too much of a hassle. Plus rowing will give you a good workout!
Eagle offers many more accessories that you might find helpful on your fishing
trips. Check out
Sea Eagle's website for more options.
Real World Tests: Before we even took the PaddleSki onto any body of
water we wanted to see how long it would take to set up the Sea Eagle 395ps for
the very first time. A quick glance at the instructions the PaddleSki was
unrolled and constructed in a very short time. With the A-41 foot
pump the two side chambers inflated in just 5 minutes. The Halkey-Roberts
one-way valves are really easy to use and keeps the high pressure air
inside. The three strong but lightweight aluminum yokes are already built
on. No installation or disassembly is required, just tighten the knurled
nuts after the PaddleSki has been inflated. After that the only two things
remaining are the inflatable seats. In a just few pumps they are nice and
firm. Ten minutes or less to put together the basic PaddleSki
configuration for paddling is quite impressive. And if you want to use the
motor mount or the rowing frame, just add a few more minutes.
the initial setup the PaddleSki 395ps was taken to Anderson Reservoir, Lexington
Reservoir, and O'Neill Forebay to experience different types of water conditions
while fishing for largemouth bass and stripers(striped bass).
Maneuverability: As many of you know, kayaks are designed to cut
through the water without much effort from a paddler. Seeing kayakers
battle upstream through the rapids with ease is quite amazing. Catamaran,
two pontoons placed at an efficient distance away that's held together by a
lightweight frame and consists of a sail, is designed for high speed
Sea Eagle PaddleSki was designed with the benefits from both the kayak and
catamaran in mind. The bow is kayak-shaped allowing this water prowler to
swiftly move throughout the water. The narrow design also allows a paddler
to easily turn when needed.
only the PaddleSki's two pontoons touch the water (the middle never touches or
is immersed in the water) the surface area is greatly reduced. The
catamaran design keeps the hull out of the water for lower drag and quicker
the middle of the PaddleSki is well above the surface of the water. Only
the two pontoons sit in the water
design feature that improves the PaddleSki in the mobility area is that the rear
of the pontoons are pointed downwards. This along with the two skegs allow
the Sea Eagle 395ps to track much straighter.
in windy conditions at O'Neill Forebay or in the calm mornings at Anderson or
Lexington Reservoir, the Sea Eagle PaddleSki allows you to easily
maneuver. So no matter which of the 5
boats you choose to take onto the water, each will take minimal effort to move
around while you're fishing.
PaddleSki 395ps is only 3 feet and 3 inches in width. How stable is
it? Because the Sea Eagle PaddleSki's design took after the
catamaran, this boat is more stable than others. When you sit on the PaddleSki the
weight distribution is mainly in the middle of the boat, but the two main
supporting points are the pontoons that are on each side. Therefore the
weight applied throughout the PaddleSki is more even than a canoe or other boats
where the focus point touches the water in the center which can cause it to tip
To further enhance the already
stable PaddleSki, Sea Eagle designed the 395ps with 3 aluminum yokes that is
used to hold the inflatable chambers straight and steady, similar to stabilizer
bars used in cars. The yokes can also serve as a place where one can
attach fishing accessories such as rod holders, fish finders, and much more.
Durability: Throughout our tests
with the Sea Eagle the bottom of the PaddleSki ran into many different types of
structure in and around the lake since the water level is currently low.
The PaddleSki's tough 1000 denier hull material protected the boat well.
After many accidents with sharp branches, rocks, and the rubbing when landing,
the two chambers experienced no damages. This is because the material
production process used by Sea Eagle coats the internal reinforcement fabric
with many outer layers, which in turn forces the outer layers into the small
gaps in the weaved base fabric to construct a single homogenous material.
Aside from the strong hull fabric, the rest of the PaddleSki uses high quality
durable material that will withstand much abuse.
Paddling for Fishing: Paddling the
Sea Eagle for fishing can be fun and at the same time gives you
flexibility. By this I mean that you can paddle slow and soft to sneak up
to places where the fish are holding so you won't spook them, venture into coves
and creeks where larger boats aren't able to reach, launch and dock almost
anywhere, travel light to those far away remote lakes, and much more.
paddling you need the minimal equipment to get you going on the water.
This also means that you can carry all the equipment and launch anywhere.
Paddling allows easy access into coves of different sizes and fish in shallow
water without the fear of getting stuck
paddling alone or with two people on the PaddleSki, the hydrodynamic design of
the boat allows near effortless and quick movements to your next fishing
destination. As long as you have the power to paddle, you can move around
and fish all day long.
Rowing for Fishing: When
fishing in larger lakes rowing might be a better option than paddling due to its
ability to move from point A to point B much quicker. Rather than having a
restricted area to fish, the use of the rowing frame on the PaddleSki will allow
you to easily maneuver around a lake and fish many more areas. When
rowing, this boat can still accommodate two anglers and their storage.
the rowing frame for fishing is very effective, especially in larger
lakes. When fishing you can let the oars dangle in the water
is effective, efficient, and provides a great workout. When the two rowing
oars touch the water and propel the Sea Eagle forward, its kayak-catamaran
design glides quickly through the water with little friction, even in rough and
windy conditions experienced at O'Neill Forebay. After the initial set up
of the PaddleSki the rowing frame is assembled with just a few pieces in a short
rowing frame sits on top of the PaddleSki. The weight of your body holds
the frame in place while rowing and fishing
Motoring for Fishing: The
PaddleSki 395ps is so versatile that you can even mount a trolling motor onto
it. With Sea Eagle's new motor mount you can attach an electric trolling
motor up to 85 pounds of thrust. The motor mount can also accommodate
difference size batteries. TackleTour tested the PaddleSki using a Minn
Kota MK40 and a Kirkland oversized battery.
The motor mount, trolling motor,
and battery fits securely onto the rear of the PaddleSki.
The motor mount can be installed in minutes and
disassembled to fit nicely into the trunk of your car. When using the
PaddleSki with a trolling motor it's better to go fishing with two people or
bring along something to weigh down the front. The trolling motor and
battery does make the PaddleSki rear heavy. But when using this set up you
can swiftly navigate through the water.
testing the PaddleSki using the trolling motor at O'Neill Forebay. The
windy and rough water conditions didn't stop this water prowler from cutting
through. Notice it's slightly rear heavy, but the boat still sits on the
two pontoons and the middle never touches the water
To further add value to the PaddleSki 395ps, Sea Eagle has a 2 part
guarantee. 1) On-Water Trial(30 days): Return for a full refund (excluding
shipping) if you're not satisfied for any reason. This allows you to test
drive the Sea Eagle on the water. 2) 3 Years Warranty against
Manufacturer's Defects: If any part of the PaddleSki becomes defective, simply
return it for repair or no charge replacement.
PaddleSki Ratings (?/10)
Highly durable 1000 denier hull material
that's weaved and contains 6 outer layers. The PaddleSki is also
resistant to UV. The other parts of the boat uses quality rugged parts
for longer durability. The outer shell of the inflatable seats are
built with a thick fabric that can withstand a lot of abuse
The kayak plus catamaran design makes this
boat truly hydrodynamic on the water. It cuts and flows through the
water with ease, turns quickly, and the stability is amazing for an
Decent price for a versatile, long-lasting
inflatable that comes with everything you need to get yourself onto almost
any type of water
Like other small watercrafts, the PaddleSki
also requires personal modifications to make it a useful "tool"
for fishing. But this boat comes with oars, 12 D-rings, skegs, yokes, repair
kit, and a flexible carrying bag to assist you in your fishing trips
Designed to allow an angler to move about,
bend or stretch your legs when needed, seats that give good support, allows
a comfortable day of fishing. This is all due to it's superior design
An excellent boat that is easy to set up,
launch anywhere, simple to use, quick, responsive, and with 5 boats in one
makes the PaddleSki a great boat for fishing and other recreational usage
Pluses and Minuses:
No self-bailing drain valves
5 Boats in one
Quick and easy to setup
Great hydrodynamic design
Conclusion: No matter what watercraft or boat you're looking at the
design is an important factor. The design can mean many different things
like the boat's ability to navigate through the water, how it will handle calm
to rough waters, and much more. When Sea Eagle designed the PaddleSki they
took the well performing components from the kayak and catamaran to construct a
boat that will outperform anything else in its class. The Sea Eagle
PaddleSki 395ps is 5 boats in one. The versatility of this water prowler allows an angler to do many things, in many places, and at anytime.