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Old 11-14-2021, 01:02 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase the Sea Eagle Fish Skiff 16 and also the Honda 5HP outboard separate. The FKS 16 has a 1765 Lb weight capacity. Don’t know much about them except the reviews and YouTube videos. They have been in business since 1968 and are out of Long Island NY. It’s a big investment at around $4000 for everything. Would be using it in the sound for fishing. Pulling a fifth wheel limits the carrying of kayaks easily. Woundering if anyone has owned one or have any personal reviews.
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:02 PM   #2
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Years ago I looked long and hard at the Sea Eagle boats. Almost bought one. I wanted the smaller one. Had visions of fishing some of the mountain lakes in WY. and MT.
Do they still come with patches and repair kit for patching a hole on the spot?
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They do come with a repair kit and a manual pump. I’m also getting a six year warranty and an electric two stage pump that inflates it and stops when it reaches 15 PSI. They also have a 180 day money back return if not satisfied. That’s a big deal to me. I mean who else gives you six months with money back guarantee. And a weight limit of 1745 Lbs and can use up to a 10 HP engine. I plan to purchase a Mercury 6hp.
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They do come with a repair kit and a manual pump. I’m also getting a six year warranty and an electric two stage pump that inflates it and stops when it reaches 15 PSI. They also have a 180 day money back return if not satisfied. That’s a big deal to me. I mean who else gives you six months with money back guarantee. And a weight limit of 1745 Lbs and can use up to a 10 HP engine. I plan to purchase a Mercury 6hp.
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Old 11-19-2021, 06:22 AM   #5
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Will do. FKS 16 are back ordered until January as of right now. Need it by April, so hopefully all is good.
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Old 11-28-2021, 07:06 PM   #6
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So after lots of research I decided to purchase the Mercury 6hp four stroke engine. Crossing fingers and looking forward to hitting the sound in April. Of course I have to get the FKS 16 and motor in;(fks back ordered until January 5 and Mercury set for delivery at West Marine around December 14) set up and breaking in the engine hopefully on a warmer day over the winter. I’ll keep everyone informed.
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Ted, I'm sure you know what that 4 stroker weighs, don't you?
My Brother had one a few years back, and it was heavy.
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Yes it’s 57 Lbs. The fks 16 can take an engine up to 10 hp (100 lbs. max weight, 15"short shaft) . Wanted to keep the weight to a manageable level.
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WOW! The one my Brother had was really heavy. I think it was a 9 hp.
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Yea I ordered the 6hp. I think a 9 or 10 is around 100lbs.
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