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by JimD
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Air leak in gunwhale, or top tube
Replies: 2
Views: 4092

if you can't submerge it completely, try brushing a soap solution onto it, the soap makes sure any leaks show up as bubbles. Don't assume there's only one either, check the full thing. You'll need to clean it thoroughly before gluing a patch on, but you'd need to do that anyway. Good luck
by JimD
Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: AF convertible - psi for chamber 1?
Replies: 2
Views: 5390

Hi, that's the manual's way to inflate. What I did was count pump strokes though. x strokes to get to the first stage, then y strokes to full pressure. Then I divided the total number by two and put the same number in each chamber. For seating arrangements, I'd put the adult at the rear for two reas...
by JimD
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Strait Edge II or Advance Frame Convertible.
Replies: 3
Views: 6137

If it's often very shallow, a SoT might give you the advantage of easily being able to plant your feet either side to stand up, and get to the next deep bit of water. Of course, if you're younger and fitter than I am, you could probably also do that in the convertible, if you didn't have the deck on.
by JimD
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Telegraph Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 4251

Nice account. I liked the last couple of lines as well, they made me grin :)
by JimD
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Review- Advanced Elements Advanced Frame Converitible
Replies: 12
Views: 20545

I doubt if any inflatable boat is alligator proof, but are you sure it was an AE one? The only place I could find with a pic of the boat is at http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/kayaker-attacked-alligator-everglades-article-1.1389378 and I don't recognise the only bit of writing/logo I could s...
by JimD
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: New Product
Topic: NEW 2013: Stiffy Inflatable SUP, Model AE1061
Replies: 4
Views: 9399

An Old Kahuna Remembers His Youth To old and sober people, "Stiffy" Must seem, as names go, rude and "iffy" - As if a tool (as these things stand) Prosthetically had come to hand; But connotations such as these Are scattered by the surf and breeze On coasts where Fun is all the rule: Where being yo...
by JimD
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: New Product
Topic: NEW 2013 Single and Double Deck Conversions: AF Convertible
Replies: 6
Views: 9776

These look worthwhile changes. Are they available in green as well? and how much are they?
by JimD
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: New Product
Topic: NEW 2013: Stiffy Inflatable SUP, Model AE1061
Replies: 4
Views: 9399

Looks nice, but an unfortunate name for the UK...
by JimD
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Going solo with our AEC
Replies: 8
Views: 9565

FrankP wrote: ... When we paddle we are synchronized and both paddle on the same side with each stroke. Otherwise it's a war of paddles hitting each other. As far as I know this is the correct method for two to paddle...
I've got to agree. And the competitors in the recent olympics do too...
by JimD
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40985

cfal wrote: ... I could actually store a couple of inflatables fully inflated and transport then (locally) fully inflated (much like a hard top). Then I don't have to inflate at the water. Now why didn't I think of that :?:
So, are there any advantages that inflatables would have for you?
by JimD
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40985

I've not tried strapping my convertible on a roofrack personally, but it's been done. eg http://www.advancedelements.com/phpBB2/ ... php?t=1302 and in the UK I think overheating isn't as big a problem as it is for the rest of you!
by JimD
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or 10' Hardshell?
Replies: 42
Views: 40985

PJohanson: Thanks for getting back to me. So since you have both hard shells and inflatables I need to ask what do you find more difficult/time consuming? Inflating/deflating and drying the inflatables, or loading and unloading hard shells. My wife and I have limited time to kayak. With two little ...
by JimD
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Chamber 1
Replies: 12
Views: 15993

I do more or less the same. The first time I inflated, I counted pump strokes in chamber one, until it started to take shape as described. Then I transferred to the second chamber, and continued counting until I reached full pressure. I divided the total number of strokes by two, and from then on, I...
by JimD
Wed May 30, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Kayaking Adventures
Replies: 170
Views: 239008

I like the inflatable 'trailer' :)

But I bet your boy is looking forward to being able to help paddle with you.

Or of course, he could trail a lure and catch both your suppers while you do the hard work ;)

EDIT:
I see you've added more pics, including the fish. Look like you all had a great time
by JimD
Wed May 30, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Strait Edge Kayaks and Canoe
Topic: StraitEdge Canoe
Replies: 4
Views: 10704

Hi Machineboy welcome :)
Glad you felt stable in the straitedge. Hope you keep us up to date with your other canoe/kayak trips!