So it's not a good idea to put an inflatable kayak in oyster territory. But the Sea Eagle kayak was a good thing to find that out. Glad it wasn't a $50,000 power boat!
Thanks Sea Eagle for a cheap but valuable lesson about the Texas Gulf Coast. Sea Eagle hangs tough!
Tandem paddling is possible but a little cramped for a second person, waves & boat wake are easily handled.
For the solo angler this will get you further than a pontoon or belly boat, but the 380X will get you even further if you don't mind the extra length. The 340X just did not paddle as fast as the 380X probably due to it's shorter length which you think would compensate by having less drag.
The 340X is a very nice boat if you can resolve yourself to knowing that all you want is a tough little inflatable one person kayak that paddles like a canoe for the cottage, or beach, or for the kids, or something for fishing a small river or pond... or going down some whitewater... wait a minute, this is a nice boat. See my 380X review.
The material is real strong and is definitely not an air mattress. I've bumped into rocks and scraped over shells and it still handles it just fine. Definitely recommend it for a general purpose kayak.