Very fast delivery
Feel Free Stand Assist Bar with a rating scale of 1-5 (5 being the best): INSTALLATION- I installed the Feel Free Stand Assist Bar on my Feel Free LURE II Tandem Kayak. The installation was easy enough. The instruction are not written for a LURE II but the installation is straight forward. INSTALLATION gets rated a 5 out of 5/Excellent. QUALITY-The Quality of the Stand Assist Bar is very good. So QUALITY gets rated a 5 out of 5/Excellent. STABILITY: The Feel Free Stand Assist Bar on a Feel Free LURE II Tandem Kayak is not a good option for me. I installed Stand Assist Bar in the front for my wife. The Stand Assist Bar does not fold down easily. My was unable to lower the Bar so we could paddle. So we have to leave it deployed during our outing. It is cumbersome to say the least. I purchased the Stand Assist Bar without thinking about how it would fit into our fishing mission. I thought it would give my wife stability while she was standing up to fish. After our first outing my wife asked that I remove the Stand Assist Bar. The Free Feel LURE II Tandem Kayak is stable enough without the Stand Assist Bar. One of my concerns was if my wife fell overboard, she would grab the Stand Assist Bar and flip the boat. With the boat flipped I would not be in any condition to help her. If she just fell overboard, I would be in a better condition to help her. So just wear your personal protective flotation device. My observation is the Stand Assist Bar just doesn’t add stability to our boat. STABILITY: gets a 2.5 out of 5/Satisfactory. I guess the Stand Assist Bar does what it says it will do, assist you to stand. That's it.
Beaver Tail Rudder Kit with a rating scale of 1-5 (5 being the best): INSTALLATION- I installed the Beaver Tail Rudder on my Feel Free LURE II Tandem Kayak. The installation was easy enough. I would suggest that Feel Free send a box of Crayons with the instructions, they are not very useful. I bet 9 out 10 people don’t even look at the instructions. Who needs instruction anyway. INSTALLATION gets rated a 5 out of 5/Excellent. Next is MANEUVERABILITY: The Beaver Tail Rudder on a Feel Free LURE II Tandem Kayak is not an option. I wish the rudder was a little bigger for the LURE II as I noticed that I was pushing full left or full right rudder to maneuver but it is still something that I have to have to maneuver the LURE II around the dock and trees (Yes; Trees in the water). I didn’t mark down the size of the Rudder because it probably preforms awesome on the single seat Kayak’s. MANEUVERABILITY gets a 4.5 out of 5/Excellent. Overall I guess I would rate the Beaver Tail Rudder a 4.8/Excellent for installation and maneuverability.
Here is my overview of the LURE II Tandem Kayak with a rating scale of 1-5 (5 being the best). I want to be fair in my assessment and use the following categories: Delivery, Weight, Quality, Stability, Maneuverability, Comfort and Transportability. Delivery: It took 30 days for delivery of our LURE II Tandem Kayak. This was courtesy of COVID-19. COVID-19 scored 0 out of 5/Unsatisfactory. Weight: The delivery truck driver stated that the shipping document showed the Kayak weight was 100 pounds (not true). The advertised weight is 105 lbs. without seats. I weighted the LURE II Tandem Kayak with 2 Zero Gravity seats, the Beaver Rudder and Standup Bar that I installed. I used scales that I use to weigh aircraft. Total weight was 138.8 lbs. The one word to describe the LURE II Tandem Kayak is HEAVY. So in the weight category I will rate is 3 out of 5/Satisfactory. Quality: This is subjective but I would rate the Quality 5 out of 5/Excellent Quality. Stability: The LURE II is very stable getting in and out at the dock and along the shore. The LURE II is a Very Good platform for fishing. My wife and I felt that only one person at a time could standup, as with any boat you must keep your center mass over the center line of the boat. The LURE II can be easily tip over if you are not paying attention to your center of mass. My wife wants me to remove the front standup bar, stating that it only gets in the way and does not add to the stability of the Kayak. On a side note: my concern was if my wife fell overboard, she would grab the stand up bar and flip the boat. If she just fell overboard, I would be in a better condition to help her. So without the Standup Bar, Stability gets a 4 out of 5/Very Good. Maneuverability: One of the first things we noticed was that we kept hitting each other’s paddles while trying to reach a rowing rhythm. So we will have to order the seat rails to be able to adjust the front seat forward. I would say that the Beaver Rudder is a must have item on the LURE II Kayak. We tried maneuvering with the rudder up and down, with the rudder up out of the water it took a lot more effort to turn the Kayak and more coordination. I will add speed into this category. In our 16’ Old Town canoe, using Kayak style paddles. We were able to cruise @ 5-6 miles per hour according to our GPS. The LURE II was a struggle to hold 3 MPH. The weight of the LURE II really reduced the speed. Yes you guessed it Maneuverability gets a 3.5 out of 5/Satisfactory. Comfort: I’m still looking to for the most comfortable seat. Don’t get me wrong the Zero Gravity seats are comfortable but I was seating on it for more than 5 hours. The LURE II has plenty of leg room and adjustable foot pads are nice as I adjust them to get better comfort. Over all comfort is 4.5 out of 5/Excellent. Transportability: The LURE II is a little over 14’ long, 36’ wide and ours weighs in at about 130 lbs. (without the standup bar). We can load the LURE II into the back of our truck and go to the lake or pond for a day outing but it’s not going on the top of our car like other Kayaks and canoes. It is just too HEAVY and bulky. The Keel Beam wheel does help but you will still need a Kayak dolly to transport it any distance. It really takes 2 people to lift and handle the LURE II. The transportability is subjective to how much you can lift. I rated the transportability @ 2.9 out of 5/Satisfactory. I just could rate it as a 3 because it is bulky and heavy. Overall: We gave up speed and agility from our 16’ Old Town Canoe for comfort and stability in our Feel Free LURE II Tandem Kayak. The LURE II gives us a great platform for fishing as long as we are not in a hurry to get to our favorite fishing spot. So far the LURE II is meeting our Pan fishing expectations. So I would recommend the LURE II Tandem Kayak as long as everyone purchasing the Kayak understands the empty weight Vs. the operational weight of the Lure II. My overall rating of the Feel Free LURE II Tandem Kayak is 4 out of 5/Very Good.
Installation was easy. Unfortunately haven't had a chance to get out yet.
My experience with you and Eco Fishing went great. My experience with the kayak is not going well. The woven steel cable that is used for the rudder system snapped and broke. Have no idea how or why but it happened while I was out on the water. I’m currently trying to get it fixed by 3 waters company
It was shipped with no damage, and packaging was fantastic. I've taken to water twice so far and no complaints. Very roomy, stylish, and super stable in gulf waters. Looking forward to my next outing!
We are liking the kayak for the most part so far. The kayak's rail system does need to be revamped as to how it connects, 3 screws just doesn't do it. Unfortunately it did take quite awhile to get to us (most of which I believe was due to restrictions involving the virus outbreak). Customer service was very good about providing updates when they could.
This Kayak is amazing! Very stable and the seat is comfortable. Very easy to maneuver. I am thoroughly enjoying it so far! The shipping was so fast, I was very impressed! Will definitely be doing more business with Eco Fishing Shop!
Feelfree Lure 13.5 Overdrive V2 Fishing Kayak
Received boat with big dents and a gash down the side almost a hole in , I don't mind scratching and small dents but almost a hole I don't like, I thought I bought a new one not a beat up one , I contacted jonny boat but no response, I shouldn't have to patch or fix it , it's supposed to be New. Thanks
The kayak is awesome and was everything I needed to get out on the water and start fishing. The customer support could've been better. I feel like the lack of response was blamed on Covid-19. All in all great kayak! Well buy from these guys again.
Product arrived when said.. the freight comp. Was great, driver on time, gave a call before delivery..
No damage was found...
Instructions from factory was very poor!! There was nothing on the steering!! There are 2 grease points on chain drive with no instruction, or grease fittings!! No set time to perform the task of adjustment of chain, or when to grease this equipment!!
All of these were told to POC:. Jered at Eco fish shop...As per our phone come 05/06/2020....
Although this is fairly new product, and being mechanically inclined i am..
I have installed, & put together, all works well!!!
Just a few more points, need more intense instructions, adjustments, and the required up keep, prevention requirements for the entire kayak & systems, so the customer is not responsible for any damage!!!
Would be nice to have a catolouge sent after product arrives to customer...
I look in the future of a great relationship with your Company... Rich Smith..
Feelfree kayak is my favorite kayak I have owned. The Feelfree customer service is outstanding. I will be buying another Feelfree in the future.
3 Waters Big Fish 120 Fishing Kayak Package
The kayak arrived undamaged. Beautiful piece of sporting gear.
3 Waters Big Fish Paddle
I hope it holds up
Great paddle for the price a lot better than the aluminum as it stays warmer on cold days I got the 260 and I am 6’4”and the paddle is the perfect length
This paddle compared to some other "cheaper priced" paddles is lighter and much more easier to use.
I researched a bunch, articles and videos. Was sold on the 120 before seeing the 108. Received 108 and had issues from the git go. Pedal fallen off the first day. I inquired if anyone else had same issue on the 3 Waters Face Book page and several other people replied about how they had. Seems like this shouldn't be an issue for a quality product. However, the customer service has been exemplary. I really want to like this kayak!
This thing is beyond my expectations! I can't believe I'm standing and casting a fly rod and even double hauling! Great design and it paddles through the water better than I expected. Even in high winds and choppy lakes. Looking forward to fishing from this for many years to come.
Took my new kayak out for the first time. Just love it. When it was delivered there were 3 of the orange clips broken which I didn't notice(my own fault). I still don't know how they were broke because I have never seen anything so well wrapped and protected. So I'm blaming that on the handling from being shipped. The only reason I give it 4 stars is I didn't receive a instructional manual. Would it be possible to get one. Thanks ECO, UWE V.
Railblaza Rod Holder w/ Mini Port Trak
Now been pedaling & paddling for a few weeks and LOVE IT!! No real agility difference noted coming from my Moken 12.5 to the Lure 13.5 when paddling. Can get into same close quarters as before so I'm not losing fishing spots.
Pedaling is awesome! Drive seems smoother the more I use it....or I may be getting smoother. Regardless, I'm fishing longer with less overall fatigue. Getting drive system in/out and switching from drive to up position is quite easy. TIP:Install & remove drive with boat IN WATER. Rudder is more useful than I expected as it helps whether pedaling or paddling.
SEAT IS WONDERFUL! Paddle and pedal position choices make for a comfortable day. I'm not standing up as much in the Lure b/c my legs and back don't ache as they did in the Moken V1 seat.
Comparisons Lure V2 vs Moken V1: Paddle storage on side is better on Lure. Inside storage about the same but the extra deck box on the Lure has more functionality as more varied sizes of items fit than in the Moken long, center storage box. Rear storage a bit more on Lure. Lure heavier but still don't need help to load or unload. Lure (without rudder in water)tracks slightly better than Moken.
Glad I got the Lure 13.5. Opting for the pedal drive and rudder was a good choice, too.