Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2021 Issue.
If you are overlanding near water, one of the healthiest and fun things you can do is fish for dinner every morning; it’s also a great way to save money. While casting a lure from shore can be productive, there is nothing like a boat to improve your catch. We spent a couple of weeks camping along the shores of Baja California’s Sea of Cortez and borrowed a Sea Eagle FastTrack Angler two-person inflatable kayak.
This multi-purpose craft sets up in less than 10 minutes, and thanks to its unique two-stage, double-action Bravo 4 pump, folding it up takes less time than it will to finish a cold drink. Its recommended inflation is a mere 3.2 pounds. The adjustable seats are comfortable with tall backs and removable gear bags, and the two take-apart asymmetrical spoon-blade paddles with drip rings work efficiently. Its removable skeg, in combination with its patented, external, rigid, inflatable NeedleKnife keel, is great for straight tracking and stability, even in wind and light waves or chop. A thick, EVA-foam-padded, removable floor prevents punctures from fish spines. Front and rear twin fishing rod holders and elastic tie-downs keep lightweight gear out of your way.
Made of reinforced 1100 Decitex, the hull weighs only 45 pounds with a weight capacity of three persons or 635 pounds. Its fold-up carrying bag is convenient for packing. Suitable for Class ll rapids, it can also be used with a 34-pound-thrust electric motor for trolling.
$1,629/double, $1,349/single | seaeagle.com
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