Originally Posted by JIMM
Can you post some more details re this Eagle boat, like the manufacturer, its ww characteristics, etc, and any vids of it in ww?It looks very intriguing. What are the hugely rockered ends for?
thanks a lot.
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Hey Jimmy - As I mentioned my buddy bought it years ago from The Boat People (noticed they also commented in your thread!). It's not been available for years. It is a knock-off of a Grabner. The closest I've seen is the Innova Orinoco (Innova Orinoco Inflatable Kayak - FREE SHIPPING
) for a couple grand.
As for characteristics...
I love that it has full length of grommets allowing for multiple seat positions. It features thigh straps, three tubes, is self-bailing with inflated floor. Although all reports on boats of this design (upswept bow and stern/very square entry line...versus a V shape) are that it's sluggish...I've never had it fail me! I can turn it on a dime and it is BOMBER stable! That means you can put some weight in it and do a multi-day (and with raft support...well, carry more beer?!).
Two years ago on a Utah trip we had a raft wrapped on a rock and unable to reach it. I ran this Eagle between it and another rock, tied off, calmed the rafter down, transferred weight (raft was a*s-heavy) and freed it from the rock. Having that Eagle was the savior...and being able to do what I did was on account of what a stable platform it is.
As you can tell, I love this thing! There's not a trip on the Upper C where other people don't offer cash for it!
I'd love to get my butt in that Orinoco and put it through its paces...I think it'd be the same kind of boat.
Hope this helps...