"The 17-foot Easy Rider Eskimo Take-A-Part has performed
superbly on all my expeditions and has withstood the test
I've logged over 4700 miles of open-ocean paddling, including
circumnavigating Iceland in the North Atlantic, Tasmania in
the Roaring Forties off the coast of Australia, the Kodiak
Island Archipelago in Alaska.
Past performance of my boat, encountering all the varying
ocean/weather conditions, has produced a confidence in my
kayak... I can concentrate on the moment at hand, without
a thought or worry about the integrity of my craft."
John Bauman, Alaska
|...Our Sea Eagles have withstood
bumps with icebergs and repeated abuse on rough beaches.
Safety is our number one priority, followed by the comfort
and satisfaction of our customers. Easy Rider boats have served
us well on both fronts."
Alaska Discovery, Juneau
Paddling through pack ice.. Our Kevlar
Eskimo 15s are great ice breakers...
Kevin Killilea, Alaska
Make sure you know what material you
Polyethylene boats are no match for
Easy Riders superior constructions!
Its important to realize that lower-priced
polyethylene boats are expensive when you consider their many shortcomings...
is a soft material able to withstand far less wear and tear.
Because it does not withstand ultraviolet rays well, polyethylene
breaks down over time and becomes brittle.
boats tend to lose their shape in hot climates, especially when
strapped down on car racks.
boats are substantially heavier than boats made of fiberglass, Kevlar®,
Graphite, or Royalex® ABS..
boats cannot be repaired. Bonding agents like vinyl cement, urethane
adhesives, and epoxy resins do not adhere to polyethylene.
However, bonding agents do adhere to all Easy Rider boats. Therefore,
a variety of desirable options (sail rigs, outriggers, skid strips...)
can be added to your Easy Rider at the time of purchase or years
later. So, if you want a boat that can grow with your interests
and needs, an Easy Rider is your best choice.
Tony Sarabia, Marine Pro Services, Kauai,
... Since the first day weve
owned our roto-molded plastic double, Ive taken very special
care of it. Never allowing it to sit in the sun unnecessarily, because
the UV exposure will weaken the plastic. Always hanging it upside
down during storage, because the bottom will lose its shape and
may cause the boat to bend in half when going through the surf.
Last summer I loaned our double kayak to my next door neighbor.
He and his young daughter paddled down the Na Pali on a day trip.
When they landed at the white-sand Poli Hale Beach, the bow of the
boat split open about twelve inches... This boat will never go to
sea again -- I could never trust this type of plastic boat construction
Last week, I purchased an eight-year-old
Easy Rider Sea Eagle, made of fiberglass, from a commercial kayak
rental company. After eight seasons of commercial abuse, this boats
hull still retains its solid integrity. Being a sea captain, scuba
dive instructor, and an ocean kayaker, I know a good product when
I test one... Thank you and Mahalo.
Easy Rider's commitment
is to manufacture
top-quality boats that will last a lifetime.