How to Follow the Instructions:

As you watch the video, you can read the main points below. There are also photos and video caption times to help you keep your place. PAUSE and PLAY as you go.

  1. (0:15) Unpack and unroll your kayak on a flat surface.
  2. (0:33) The Sport Kayaks have 5 air valves. Three inside the kayak at the stern and two on each spray skirt. 
  3. (0:45~1:06) Put the retaining rings over the valve base for all 5 valves.
    • You only need to do this once.
    • Hint: put the valve body with the retaining ring in warm water for a few minutes to make the plastic softer and easier to put on the valve base.
    • Make sure there are no dents or debris in the valve opening. Keep it clean.
  4. (1:07~) Unpack the A41 Pump.
  5. (1:20) Screw the threaded end of the hose into the OUT port of the foot pump.  
  6. (1:30) Place the 3-part valve adaptor (triple adaptor) into the other end of the hose. The largest adaptor is used for all 5 valves on the kayak as well as the seats. 
  7. (1:40) First, inflate the floor until it is firm to the touch. Do not over inflate. Screw that valve cap on tightly.
  8. (2:00~2:50) Inflate the side chambers. When you start feeling resistance in the foot pump, stop and check the pressure using the inflation monitor. Match the scale on the inflation monitor with the scale printed on the kayak. Do not over inflate.
  9. (2:51) Inflate the spray skirts.
  10. (3:00~3:15) The MB80 electric pump is not available in Japan, but any pump that has a maximum of 1.1 PSI (7.6 kPa) can be used.
  11. (3:16) The Deluxe Sport Kayak package comes with the SEC Kayak Seats (white) and the Pro and QuikSail package comes with DKS (Deluxe Kayak) seats (white with blue straps). Both seats are pumped up in the same way as the kayak.
  12. (3:50) When kayaking in tandem, put one seat in the very back of the kayak.
  13. (3:55) Put the second seat a little forward of the center of the kayak leaving room for the back paddler’slegs.
  14. (4:00) For the DKS, clip the blue straps to the base of the seat and inflate to the desired pressure.
  15. (4:40) For solo paddling, place the seat a little bit aft of the center of the kayak for better control.
  16. (4:45~) 4-Part Paddle: There are 2 blades, 2 drip guards, and 2 shaft sections.
  17. (4:50~533) Take the shaft section with 3 pre-drilled holes on one end and one hole at the other end. At the end with one hole, slide on a drip guard and then attach a paddle blade. Repeat with the other shaft, drip guard and paddle blade.
  18. (5:35) On the inside of the kayak, there is a list of Boating Safety Basics.
    1. Always have an approved life jacket for each passenger in your kayak.
    2. Always wear an approved life jacket in whitewater, rough water, strong current, strong tidal, or windy conditions.
    3. All children 12 years or younger should wear a life jacket.
    4. Never go kayaking unless you can swim.
    5. Never go kayaking alone unless you are experienced with boating.
    6. Always check the weather and water conditions before you go kayaking.
    7. Be aware that the weather and water conditions can change at any time.
    8. Never go kayaking in storms, lightning, strong wind, very rough water, flood warnings, or other dangerous situations.
    9. Keep in mind that wind can make kayaking in inflatable boats difficult.
    10. Use caution and common sense when standing in the kayak.
    11. Use caution and common sense when getting in and out of the kayak.
    12. Always be alert and aware of possible dangers when in the kayak. (i.e. Do not stand while moving, do not drink alcohol, wear a lifejacket, etc.)
  19. (5:40)  Sea Eagle Sport Kayak Features: The 2 skegs provide directional stability, known as yaw. 
  20. (5:52) The floor acts as a side chine helping the boat to cut through the water.
  21. (6:25~6:59) Kayaking Tips for Beginner Paddlers:
    1. Keep your eyes up and focused on the horizon. Do not look at the bow of your kayak or your paddles.
    2. Start slowly and add power as you go.
    3. If you pull too quickly on your paddle, the kayak will yaw from side to side. Take your time until you build up speed. 
  22. (7:00) Sea Eagle Sport Kayaks have a drain valve at the back of the boat. Open it to drain water that may have gotten inside the kayak or when paddling in whitewater. 。
  23. (7:17) Always dry off the kayak and accessories before packing them away. This will preserve the condition of your kayak.
  24. (7:25) To deflate the kayak, unscrew the air valves in whichever order you prefer.
  25. (7:47) Fold the sides of the kayak towards the middle and align the spray skirts towards the center.
  26. (7:53) Roll the kayak from the bow to the stern where the air valves are located. This will help to push the air out as you roll it up.
  27. (8:12) Put the skeg protectors on the skegs and pack everything into the carry bag.

Have fun paddling in your new Sea Eagle kayak!