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does the adv frame get hot in summer?

 
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mastana



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: does the adv frame get hot in summer? Reply with quote

Guys
im doing a bit of research on the advanced frame.
few questions
1-does this sit-in kayak get hot in summer?
2-is the material breathable?
3-can the zipper in front of the cockpit be opened in water to let some air come in?
4-ive heard the adv frame makes you sit low.so can the water come in if your doing a bit of sea kayaking close to the shore?

thanks
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Timbo



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Location: The Netherlands , Europe

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1: No , because of the design and shape of the main tubes , and seat mesh material ,air circulates quite well .
2: No ,there is a waterproof coating on the inside of the cloth .
3: Yes , this is also handy for access and stowing cargo.
4: They sit ,low so have a very low centre of gravity and are consequently
extremely stable , the combing is fairly high and keeps water out well.
If paddling in choppy water there are a spray skirts available .
Check out the AE products Accessoires page on this site.
I us a English Kirton racing sprayskirt with front zipper , which can be rolled
down over the combing when not in use .
Some use a half spray skirt
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Pearly



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Location: Malaysia

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paddle all year in around 36oC (96oF) and it is hot, but comfortable! You have to be a little careful with the inflation, as the air in the tubes will expand as the day gets warmer. I don't have a gauge, so infate until the tube feels about the same as a tennis ball. Once I get out of the water, I let a little air out, allow the yak to dry and then pack her away.

In that heat, the kayak surface can get alittle too hot for the toes to touch, if you are barefoot, but inside still feels cool enough.
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mastana



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

thanks guys.
Pearly:do you paddle in the open sea and with a skirt?
does the water ever come in?
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mastana



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: shape of the main tubes? Reply with quote

Timbo wrote:
1: No , because of the design and shape of the main tubes , and seat mesh material ,air circulates quite well .
http://www.advancedelements.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=229[url]


i need to know this.
what do you mean by main tubes and how does that keep the cockpit cool?

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Timbo



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well as Pearly mentioned the outer surface , like any material will warm up
but the air tubes surrounding you insulate well ,just like a thick walled house ,which maintains a pleasant and constant temperature .
Also because of the round tube shape and resulting gap on each side of the seat and the grooves between floor tubes as wel , there is plenty of space for air to circulate/ventilate in and out of the cockpit.
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