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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: 533

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: 550

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: 330

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...
by PJohanson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello from Hertfordshire UK
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Sometimes we do get a good string of posts here, especially when people have photos of themselves catching fish!
by PJohanson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: It ain't just nature that's out to get you!
Replies: 7
Views: 8627

It's worth remembering that to users of sailboats and motorboats, the nickname for kayaks is "speedbump." I would have thought anyone would have no trouble seeing my bright yellow or orange inflatable kayaks, or my bright pink sea kayak. But my kayak group did some visibility checks one day. Even in...
by PJohanson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: personal beacon
Replies: 0
Views: 367

personal beacon

A personal beacon is a useful piece of gear to carry, not only when kayak camping but on everyday day trips and short outings. The one I use is a SPOT, because it can be used to send three kinds of pre-written messages with my location : OK messages, a request to friends to come get me, or a call to...
by PJohanson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: WaterTech
Topic: NEW Use for a Funk Bag!
Replies: 1
Views: 1955

I posted this idea because the transit buses in my area will let a person bring a dog or cat on the bus if it is closed in a carrier. Nice to think that my Funk Bag is useful in this way.
by PJohanson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Convertible or AF2 for solo paddling?
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

I'm a big fan of the Expedition as it is much lighter and easier to carry than the Convertible. My friends who are the size of your friend are comfortable in my Expedition. One, who felt the cockpit opening was a little smaller than he preferred, practised doing a few wet exits and then was satisfie...
by PJohanson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: PackLite Kayak
Topic: Hiking and paddling
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Hiking and paddling

So, who's taking their Packlite with them when hiking to lakes that are off-road? I'd like to hear how this minimal boat works when out on a trail.
by PJohanson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: StraitEdge Angler, StraitEdge Angler PRO
Topic: New to fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 490

New to fishing

I've been paddling a StraitEdge2 and wondering what difference the Angler model really makes. Is it better when trolling? I don't use a lot of fishing gear, just a handline.
by PJohanson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: 10.5 - Considering BB to Dropstitch
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

My friend who's 6'4 with size 14 feet has only tried the regular floor with Backbone. Rather than paddling straight-legged, he flexes his knees slightly so that his feet aren't pointing straight up and touching the deck. He doesn't think his size 14 shoes are all that big, but they're big enough tha...
by PJohanson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello from Hertfordshire UK
Replies: 3
Views: 611

hi Rochmel I do visit the forum, and try to welcome new contributors, tho I've been a bit under the weather lately. The Air Fusion is the most exciting of all these kayaks! When you go out again in January, be sure to wear something that keeps your legs warm, like a wetsuit or perhaps a drysuit over...
by PJohanson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Has anyone paddled the Rideau Canal Waterway?
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Having consulted friends who have done day paddles along the Rideau Canal Waterway, I'm looking forward to paddling this route along lakes and canals. The friends recommend portaging around most of the locks, which makes sense. There's a terrific website with info at http://www.rideau-info.com/canal...
by PJohanson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Lake McDonald Paddle
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Dunno if Mike and his partner had bad weather shortly after their outing, but I can testify that on the West Coast, the weather can completely change in less than an hour. Clouds on the horizon or a slight breeze can change to clouds overhead and strong gusts of wind. I always paddle with an awarene...
by PJohanson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Can you persude me NOT to buy the Expedition Elite?
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

I agree that the Expedition Elite should be a terrific kayak for your trips. As a kayak user I like the design better than Innova boats. In addition to the already recommended posts, check out my story on this forum of paddling Red Deer River in Alberta at https://www.advancedelements.com/phpBB2/vie...