Boating accessories for the inflatable boat owner can be categorized as follows: outboard motors and patch kits suitable for any type of inflatable, mandatory accessories such as life jackets, and custom made gear that includes parts, sail kits, rowing frames and canopies for a specific brand or model.
The most important inflatable boat accessory is the life vest or personal flotation device (PFD). A life jacket is mandatory for any type of boat and must be worn at all times. Its also a good idea to take a boating safety course and certification test. These courses and tests are now mandatory in Canada and offered in most communities. U.S. boaters can take an online course which is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Accessories For Sea Eagle InflatablesSea Eagle Life Vests
Life Jackets – Coast Guard approved life vests are a mandatory accessory for all boaters. Sea Eagle PFDs and paddling vests come in all sizes and are made to fit comfortably.
Outboard Motors – A 5 hp Briggs & Stratton 4 cycle outboard or a 2 hp electric motor is sufficient for a small cruising dinghy and available from Sea Eagle. A full-size inflatable sport boat may need a 20 hp or 40 hp motor which must be bought elsewhere.Inflator/Deflator
Pumps – A high capacity foot pump will inflate most small boats in less than 10 minutes. Larger boats are rapidly inflated with a 110V inflator/deflator which includes accessories such as a 6 hose and an assortment of nozzles.
Sail Kits – Sea Eagle sells a sail rig accessory kit which converts the PaddleSki inflatables into a true sailboat. Accessories that come with this kit include the sail, mast, rigging, rudders and sailing instructions.
Oars & Paddles – The Sea Eagle oar and paddle accessory set creates 2 oars or paddles which can be used with any of their inflatable kayaks, boats or catamarans.
Patch Kits – A material repair kit and accessories such as a valve replacement tool and nozzle adapter for the foot pump won’t leave you stranded if the inflatable boat needs to be repaired enroute.
There are numerous other inflatable boating accessories such as storage bags, inflatable seats, floorboards, covers and canopies made to fit specific Sea Eagle models. Have a look at the anchors, navigation lights, directional stabilizers, windshields, rowing frames, rowing seats, ladders and dolly wheels that will let you customize your boat and enhance your boating enjoyment.