Submitted: 07-06-2007 by ronwagn
This is a great boat for multipurpose, voyage, adventure, fishing etc. It is self bailing, but that feature should only be needed in heavy waves or surf or whitewater. It is extremely stable. It is great for heavy people. It has a weight capacity up to 800 lbs. The seat tends to slide forward, losing the full back support. A cooler, behind it, will solve that problem. It takes three seats, and will take two large and one small person in the middle. I paid about $800 for it, and also bought the rudder. I never use it, but it might be helpful. Especially if you buy a sail kit. Sailboatstogo.com recommends Sevylor boats for its sail kits. Outriggers are optional with this boat.
The downside is that the hull speed is slow for paddling, but that is unavoidable without spending triple the money for a comparable heavy duty inflatable. Get the largest longest paddles you can. A strong person can paddle this better with the big paddles, plus the wide boat demands them if you don't hold your paddles high. I bought the Sea Eagle Paddles.
Sevylor is now owned by a California company, but still made in China.