* (0:15) The new Explorer kayaks are stronger and lighter than ever!
* (0:21) All 3 Explorer kayaks have 16 self-bailing drain valves.
* (0:25) All Explorer kayaks can handle up to class IV rapids.
* (0:29) All Explorer kayaks have a removable skeg for efficient flat water tracking.
(0:33) Unpack and unroll your kayak.
(0:38) For white water paddling, remove the caps of the self-draining valves. For flat water paddling, close them securely.
(0:50) Locate the 3 recessed air valves.
(0:56) Press and turn the valve stem a ¼ turn to the left until it pops up. It is now ready to retain air. (Since this is a one-way valve, air can go in but not come out. When the valve is in the down position, air can go in and out)
(1:04) Screw the threaded end of the hose into the OUT port of the foot pump.
(1:10) Put the recessed valve adaptor in the other end of the hose (You’ll find it in the orange repair kit).
(1:21) Place hose adaptor into the valve. Turn to the right until it’s tight.
(1:30) The working pressure of Explorer kayaks is 3.2 PSI (22 Kpa). (DO NOT over-inflate and only use Sea Eagle approved pumps. Never an air compressor)
(1:40) Sea Eagle also has electric pumps (special order).
(1:50) Make sure the floor is under the pontoons.
(2:02) To complete the seal, replace the valve caps.
(2:10) Only use Sea Eagle pumps. DO NOT over-inflate and NEVER use an air compressor.
(2:15) Fasten the seat straps to the D-rings on the pontoons. The DKS seats have 2 straps.
(2:24) The TBS seats have 4 straps: Two connect to the front D-rings and two connect to the back D-rings. The Explorer 380 can be used for solo or tandem paddling. The Explorer 420 can hold up to 3 people. There are 10 D-rings for you to set the seat(s) however you like.
(2:53) Assemble the paddle. There are 3 positions.
(3:06) The removable skeg improves performance on flat water. Not needed on white water rivers. Slid the skeg into the skeg base and clip.
(3:13) You should always wear a life vest with you when you’re out on the water.
(4:05) You should always pack and store your kayak dry, not wet.
(4:10) To deflate, remove the valve cap and push and turn the valve stem ¼ turn to the right.
(4:20) Once the air is out, roll from the back to the front. You can leave the seats attached or remove. Either way is OK.
(4:28) Keep your skeg base flat as you roll the kayak so that you don’t deform the shape of the base.