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Old 02-10-2023, 09:02 AM   #1
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Year End Review on my inflatable FKS16

So, thought I would give a 2022 year end review of the FishSkiff16. My original post when I ordered and after I had taking it to the coast fishing can be read here: https://www.crossroadsowners.com/for...ats-16446.html So, took the FKS16 to the coast in April and October for a month each time. The boat fished flawless with absolutely no complaints. Since we Camp right on the sound, putting the boat in and taking out was easy with the two wheel cart I purchased from Sea Eagle. The 6HP Mercury I purchased worked perfect with the boat allowing us to go in as little as 6” of water. We fished the sound going out 4-5 miles. Unfolding and folding was easy with my wife helping. The only complaint was while folding up at the end of our October trip, I noticed the transom board had rubbed two places on the inside of the inflatable. See pictures attached. I contacted Sea Eagle when we returned home and sent them the pictures. Sea Eagle shipped my boat back to the company for inspection. Then after a week I was contacted again by Sea Eagle and told they were sending me a brand new replacement. Now the new replacement was the new improved FKS 16 which is 20 lbs. lighter than its predecessor. Weighing in at just 92 lbs. versus the previous 112 lbs. It's also incredibly stronger due to the fusion welding process and much easier to fold and pack up. The transom on the new FKS16 doesn’t rub or touch either of the insides. So, all in all I have to say that Sea Eagle is a top notch company that stands behind their boats. I also just finished building a break down boat trailer to take with me on my April trip. Allowing me to transport the boat to different places on the coast where we use to haul our kayaks to and fish. The rear axel and wheels will ride on the rear of the 5er. Also, wired trailer connector so I can connect the trailer lights so they work with the 5er lights. The long section will ride inside the 5er and the short front section will go into storage compartment. First two pictures are the damage on inflatable that Sea Eagle replaced for the new one under warranty. The others are the trailer.
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Sounds like you have gotten good usage out of that Sea Eagle Ted. Plus the backing you got from the company is great.
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Nice for a company to stand behind there product. Also that trailer is great. Do you take orders?
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