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.
- (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.
Have fun paddling in your new Sea Eagle kayak!