I will have soon owned my Sevylor Fish Hunter 360 inflatable boat for a year now. (That description ridiculously states that it’s a “6 person boat.” Maybe if those six people are 10-year-old dwarves.) This boat served me very well for the summer when I bought it. However, when I took it out of storage last month and inflated it, it had sprung several small leaks. I went to great lengths to patch the holes properly, and then seemingly as soon as I had done so, I found more little holes. The vinyl skin of the boat seems to be very weak and flimsy, though I initially thought it was quite durable at first. I am sick of repeatedly patching it. I am just going to upgrade to a better boat.
I am interested in Sea Eagle boats, as these seem to be more ruggedly constructed. Specifically the SE-9 is the one I will probably wind up getting. There doesn’t seem to be too much discussion of this specific boat online. Does anyone here have experience with it?
If so: how does the thickness of the rubber compare with Sevylor boats? What is “polykrylar” and how is it different from PVC? Can two people sit comfortably in the SE-9?