Rated 4 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Colbster Amazing! I bought a motor mount from sea eagle, a 2 hp outboard, and a 30 pound thrust trolling motor and it works great! I take it out every weekend!! 04/13/2012
Rated 3 out of 5★ by Hydrotom A quick comparison Iâ€™ve tried a few other rafts, so hereâ€™s my thoughts on this one compared to those.Pros:Paddles are ~5 foot long (versus others coming with 4 foot ones or none).The oar holders have the opening on the top so the oars donâ€™t pop out so easily (Iâ€™ve bumped the wide section of the paddle on the side of other boats where pushing in on that levers the handle out of itâ€™s holder and then lets the whole thing easily fall out of the remaining holder).The motor mount brackets look a lot stronger, it has 3 on each side & they are further apart which in all should make it able to handle a bigger/heavier motor than others (but see below more about them).It has boston valves on the main chambers making inflation easy in just 1 minute with a good air blower (but the other boats also have those). This also has 2 chambers on the floor (which can be argued better than 1 incase of a puncture).Cons:Cost, this has been listed for more than any others (~$200, but I got it cheaper).I canâ€™t find a motor mount board that fits this or is recommended by the OEM to add a motor (I emailed them asking, but got no response). So it looks like I have to engineer my own (which may come out better for me in quality and price than going after some Iâ€™ve seen, but still costs time).The 2 motor mount brackets not visible in the picture are actually on the bottom of the boat. I donâ€™t think I like them on the bottom since it makes them (and the tubing going to it) be a constant â€śdragâ€ť while trying to move on the water. Also I believe the attachment to those joints will have be engineered to â€śClampâ€ť the joint on both sides to be sure the motors forward or reverse forces canâ€™t pull or push the mount tube out of the bracket (whereas boats with brackets on the back can just have the tube slip in with gravity holding it in easily).Also, several labels theyâ€™ve given are inaccurate and/or not telling you the real story. They say â€ś6 Personâ€ť on the box and ads, yet say â€ś5 person maxâ€ť on the boat itself in 2 places. Another is â€ś1200 lbs maxâ€ť in the ads, yet â€ś645 lbsâ€ť next to the â€ś5 personsâ€ť on the boat with â€ś1200 lbs max persons, gear and motor totalâ€ť in fine print, so only ~1/2 of that â€ś1200â€ť is for people. Last is the â€ś11foot 4inchâ€ť in the ads and box, yet I only see 11 foot deflated and a couple inches shorter with it inflated.So Iâ€™m not super impressed with it to start with (from the OEM service & labels), but Iâ€™ll keep it and see how it does on the water. 12/29/2012