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by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi and question -- getting fishbone in duffel bag
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: Hi and question -- getting fishbone in duffel bag

Hi venturi In my opinion, these bags are generally just big enough. The videos are a big help for confirming how one is supposed to get these bulky items into their bags. Practise does help :) On a cold day, it might be harder to get a kayak or paddleboard folded small enough to get it in the bag ea...
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Gear for Sale/Wanted
Topic: Hello And Expedition for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Re: Hello And Expedition for Sale

Good wishes with your long illness!
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Bad tracking for 200 pound user
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Bad tracking for 200 pound user

I'd also suggest that it's possible the bigger 200 pound paddler was using a longer stroke. When you paddle with longer strokes, the kayak might waggle more. Adjusting the stroke to be shorter helps me a lot to track straighter.
To go faster, increase cadence instead of length of stroke!
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: stabilizers for inflatable kayaks
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: stabilizers for inflatable kayaks

I agree! And I have a problem with balance. These AE kayaks make me feel really stable. I recommend for anyone worried about stability to paddle with friends, and to have some safety practise. My friends and I go to a nice beach and practise tipping over, doing wet exits and climbing back into our k...
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Hosing the Kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 2293

Re: Hosing the Kayak

If salt water gets inside the kayak, it's a good idea to rinse the boat inside and out with fresh water.
I just use my garden hose and rinse off my kayaks in my yard. Then I use a towel to soak up as much of the water as I can from inside the boat.
The worry is about zippers and the frame.
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: The true test
Replies: 6
Views: 9913

Re: The true test

Hi toni

You might try sticking a slim layer of cushioning rubber between the frame and the outer hull. And I'd check the edge of the aluminum frame. Mine feels dull, not sharp like a knife.
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Firefly, Dragonfly and Lagoon Single Models
Topic: Dragonfly Xc for $250- did I get ripped off?
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Dragonfly Xc for $250- did I get ripped off?

Being twelve years old is not a big worry for the Dragonfly. I have one that old that has seen a LOT of use, and it is still good. Inflate yours gradually with a hand pump. Rather than over-inflate, I would slightly under-inflate it, maybe 90% full rather than making it full and tight. I often paddl...
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Firefly, Dragonfly and Lagoon Single Models
Topic: My Experiences with the Firefly Inflatable
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: My Experiences with the Firefly Inflatable

I recommend the Dragonfly over the Firefly for people as tall as you. Maybe the AdvancedFrame. These models are all with that tough outer hull that makes me feel safe from accidental punctures.
If you're really wanting a small inflatable that rolls up very small, the Packlite is a good bet.
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: New Firefly Owner
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: New Firefly Owner

The pacific northwest is a great place for these portable little boats. Go safely and have fun!
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: stabilizers for inflatable kayaks
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: stabilizers for inflatable kayaks

Hi -- I find that these inflatable kayaks are pretty darned stable to begin with. I have a balance problem, and like these stable boats.
by PJohanson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello from Wellington, New Zealand
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Hello from Wellington, New Zealand

Hello across the ocean! Hope to see some stories of your adventures in New Zealand.
by PJohanson
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Pumps
Topic: Air Pump as a Bilge Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 6459

Re: Air Pump as a Bilge Pump

Never tried it. I don't recommend using any air pump as a bilge pump, particularly not on salt water!
by PJohanson
Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Newbie - Tips for folding and stowing
Replies: 4
Views: 8808

Re: Newbie - Tips for folding and stowing

I fold up my kayak and kneel on it to press it flatter. On cold days it's a little harder to fit into not the bag. Take time, go carefully. It's not just you! It gets easier.
by PJohanson
Wed May 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: New member from Saugerties, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 3397

Re: New member from Saugerties, NY

If you still need help after reading the manual, be sure to look though the forum and ask questions. I can transcribe part of a video if necessary.
by PJohanson
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: WaterTech
Topic: Well-Made Bags
Replies: 0
Views: 12465

Well-Made Bags

Took a moment this winter to check through my WaterTech bags, and must confirm that they are well-made. The drybags are still dry! The deckbag is still strong after being used, the CargoPak has not worn any holes or leaks, and the Funk Bag still looks like new. I use the CargoPak and Funk Bags for t...