Where Was I Going to Find a Sailboat Small Enough to Take To Mexico

Sea Eagle Paddle Ski Inflatable Kayak Sailing Rig


Mexico was so beautiful. We instantly fell in love and even bought a second home in Ajijic, Mexico.  It was right on the Chapala Lake, which many describe as magical. This gorgeous fifteen-mile wide lake had a large American community and offered a perfect winter retreat for us. Now that we lived on the lake, I wanted to enjoy it. I wanted to be able to practice some of those fun water sports.

Here’s the bad news. Mexico has few sporting good stores and certainly none that sell sailboats. We didn’t want to deal with hauling a trailer and sailboat through customs – just too much money, too much of a hassle and too much paperwork.

“So, maybe,” I thought, “there was some sort of floating device, something that gave us the feeling of being on a sailboat out on a beautiful lake.” It didn’t have to be big; just something for one to three people that I could easily put in the back of the truck and bring along on our two-day drive.

That’s when I came across the Sea Eagle PaddleSki 395. This is just like a sailboat but inflatable. It probably wouldn’t fit in the car but is perfect for a pickup (which is what we drive).

It wasn’t exactly cheap, but it was convenient and didn’t require a full boat trailer. We’ve now had the Sea Eagle at our sunny Mexican home for over a year now.  My husband and I love to go out sailing, do a little fishing and enjoy the year-round 70 degree weather.

We even sail over to our friend’s homes for lunch. This is the coolest little sail boat we’ve ever had and it is very comfortable, almost like a real sailboat. For the use we get out of our Sea Eagle, I think I really got a bargain.

Am I Worried About Punctures?

Not really, though it is inflatable, it’s made of very durable material. I think, so long as you store it in a dry shady area, like we do, you won’t have any problems, especially if you just take it out for trips.


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