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by chuckiek1
Wed May 11, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: AFE - bow lift design - stage 1
Replies: 3
Views: 7408

been out and about

Yep, I'm like the cat that has come back ( from a paddle: once a week whether I need it or not - flounder season is on! ); all scrawny and hungry. The furthest cross-member ( from the paddler ) is a no go. The torsion created from the reduction in width of the bow causes it to bow/curve forward as o...
by chuckiek1
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: AFE - bow lift design - stage 1
Replies: 3
Views: 7408

AFE - bow lift design - stage 1

Okey-doh-key. We all need this so: I used what's in the local bush: bamboo. 4 pieces: 1 X 25" X 1 1/2" diameter - split in half for rails 1 X 19 5/8" X 5/16" - rear crossmember 1 X 14 3/8" X 3/8" - front crossmember - The crossmembers were split off the original piece with a larger outside surface a...
by chuckiek1
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: First Impressions from a "survivor"
Replies: 6
Views: 8749

Windspeed photos

JimD wrote:

Check the Beaufort wind scale, lots of ways to judge wind by force number, or speed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_scale

That page has pictures as well.
Many thanks.
by chuckiek1
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: First Impressions from a "survivor"
Replies: 6
Views: 8749

2011/03/18 cruise

Went out for what turned into around 8Km in 2 hours - wow, that can't be right. Power stroked the last 500m and keep it straight, so fast is possible. SW wind, but relatively calm seas. Swells of 70cm top to bottom. Could feel the floor bend a bit, but no big deal. Just keep it around 70 degrees ( o...
by chuckiek1
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Paddles
Topic: Cascade ( by Canon ) 230 cm, 4-piece
Replies: 0
Views: 6056

Cascade ( by Canon ) 230 cm, 4-piece

This is being used in conjunction with an AE Expedition. You can see my review on the AEE forum. - light and will pack into the Advanced Frame Expedition ( but you'll be over the limit at the airport, so smile and be surprised so they might let you slide thru without a penalty - you are given some l...
by chuckiek1
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: First Impressions from a "survivor"
Replies: 6
Views: 8749

Fading away and Whitecap Question

Out of the box I applied 500ml of 303 for the fading. I'll be darned if some of it didn't seem to wash off when I hosed it down after yesterdays journey. This included my PFD. Next is water repellent for the pontoons inside, combing, neoprene alongside the combing, tie-downs. Nothing lasts forever, ...
by chuckiek1
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: First Impressions from a "survivor"
Replies: 6
Views: 8749

First Impressions from a "survivor"

Me: - on/off for 5 years on a sit-on top ( doubles and singles ), with/without leg straps, usually solo, to deserted islands in the southern part of Palau and so far, I've lived to tell about it, but I don't usually say anything 'cause people are just too jealous or amazed. - others describe me a a ...