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by himmelsyna
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: using a sleepingpad as floor
Replies: 5
Views: 13312

Nice trip report :)
by himmelsyna
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Skeg
Replies: 7
Views: 11187

The skeg never corrects to the ideal position on my 1012 (or my 1009), but I've never noticed any problem with the tracking. I find it far more important to get the floor and/or the BB in the right position.
by himmelsyna
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Best way of packing the AF for an expedition
Replies: 11
Views: 15761

Canada is "the big dream" for many of us - the nature, the wildlife, and the lakes and rivers. I wasn't old when I first read "The Land of Feast and Famine" by Helge Ingstad. It's a book about his 4 years as a trapper in Canada about 90 years back. I would really recommend it! You can find it on Ama...
by himmelsyna
Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Best way of packing the AF for an expedition
Replies: 11
Views: 15761

Yeah, we're privileged up here in our remote corner of the world. In the forests, in the hills, or in the mountains - if there's water, you can drink it. I've been doing this for the last 40+ years, and have never had any problems.
by himmelsyna
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Best way of packing the AF for an expedition
Replies: 11
Views: 15761

As for drinking water, that's no big problem. You can drink the water as it is most places out in the wilderness. I only bring bottled water when I padle lakes surrounded by farms.
by himmelsyna
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: AF-Sport shell question [was:Advanced Frame outer shell]
Replies: 4
Views: 7412

The only water I worry about when out in the Sport, is rain :) But yes, you can expect a bit more splash water in your boat. At least it's this way for me, compared to the 1012 and the Expedition.
by himmelsyna
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Rear deck bungee
Replies: 7
Views: 10717

Lucky you - the ice is still somewhere between 1 and 2 feet around here. How did you solve the deck tie down thingy?
by himmelsyna
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Rear deck bungee
Replies: 7
Views: 10717

I use to have my pump and sometimes my inflatable camping matress tied down behind me on my 1012. On top of it I sometimes place the AE rolltop deckbag - it's no good when used alone back there; the clips doesn't really fit the d-rings, and it doesn't have the right shape for being used on the aft d...
by himmelsyna
Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: My third is an Expedtion
Replies: 3
Views: 7746

As plans changed last Sunday, I had to wait until today before I got my new Expedition on water. Made a 20 km trip on Lake Øymarksjøen, almot no wind, +3 (celsius) air temperature, and cloudy. The kayak is nice, and easy to handle. It is noteably faster than the AE-1012. I was a bit surprised to f...
by himmelsyna
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: My third is an Expedtion
Replies: 3
Views: 7746

Just under 5 hours. The AE1012 isn't exactly a speed boat :) and I was in no hurry.
by himmelsyna
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: My third is an Expedtion
Replies: 3
Views: 7746

My third is an Expedtion

Just got my third AE kayak - an Expedition this time :) Will have it out for a first ride this Sunday, probably in the lake Vortungen, near the border to Sweden. I made a 20+ km trip in the lake Rømsjøen last Saturday in my AE1012 (pics here http://www.panoramio.com/user/1067308 ), and now I'm ver...
by himmelsyna
Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Spray Skirt
Replies: 5
Views: 10761

Make sure to use a slip knot - most knots are hard to open when the rope is wet (and your fingers are cold). The bungee is thin, and a slip knot is essential unless you want to wear the spray skirt on a permanent basis :) By the way, I've used the spray skirt a lot in heavy rain, and haven't had any...
by himmelsyna
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: advanced frame railing system
Replies: 12
Views: 20269

Right, Sonar, several nice ideas around here - my point is just that AE with this new frame bar is just a few modifications away from having made it themselves. Maybe it's just me being lazy, but I'd buy one right away if they did.
by himmelsyna
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: advanced frame railing system
Replies: 12
Views: 20269

Hmm...if you now took this frame bar and made one 2 inches high and one 1 inch high (or whatever heigths needed), made them fit together with push-pin, placed the push-pin so that it pointed sideways towards the center of the frame, adjusted the width to match the width of the kayak and the length t...
by himmelsyna
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: most comfortable PFD for AE tandem
Replies: 3
Views: 8633

I use the same PFD as you do, Timbo, and I'm very pleased with it. It's a perfect match for the seat in my 1012. As you said:
Timbo wrote:All i can say is that after five minutes you forget you are wearing a pfd!