Search found 14 matches

by SittingDuck
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: where to push the foot in Advanced Frame Convertible ?
Replies: 9
Views: 11171

Any pictures of these AE2032 foot pegs?
I'd love some too
by SittingDuck
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: 3 hours in English Bay: the backbone helps
Replies: 1
Views: 6509

3 hours in English Bay: the backbone helps

But definitely wear sunscreen, lol. As I'm typing this, I still feel the rocking motion of the waves. I bought the backbone before going out today, and I have to say it is a must. The boat doesn't flex over waves, and the paddling energy goes to pushing it forward instead of bending it in half. Inst...
by SittingDuck
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Trolley
Replies: 5
Views: 7003

Sonar:
I'd be concerned about wind catching those huge wheels while paddling.
Maybe a wave could even capsize you.

I'd walk the trolley back to the car after using it instead of carrying it on the boat.
by SittingDuck
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Tried some self-rescue this weekend.
Replies: 1
Views: 4276

Tried some self-rescue this weekend.

I went to Cultus lake this weekend to try out self-rescue and to see where the tipping point was on this boat. I did not manage to capsize the boat on my own; I fell out but the boat stayed upright. My wife who is a bit heavier managed to capize it. I don't think waves will capsize it uness they are...
by SittingDuck
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Water pooling on deck and seeping through the zippers
Replies: 15
Views: 20291

I'll post a new thread on the self-rescue.
I'll do it right now.
by SittingDuck
Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Converting AF2 to solo
Replies: 6
Views: 8823

I assume you have a 2-person kayak (not convertible to a one-person) that you will be paddling solo. 1) Sit in the back position. 2) Kayaks (just like any other boat) steer from the back. 3) If you can manage to keep the front out of the water, you essentially have yourself a highly maneouvrable riv...
by SittingDuck
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Water pooling on deck and seeping through the zippers
Replies: 15
Views: 20291

With the vertical blind slats under the deck, it can hold quite a bit of weight before sagging. Oh, these kayaks will tip over; catching a big wave the wrong way is all that's required, and since this boat doesn't exactly turn on a dime, this is quite likely to happen if you don't limit yourself to ...
by SittingDuck
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Water pooling on deck and seeping through the zippers
Replies: 15
Views: 20291

I just found the perfect solution and thought I should share it with the group. Vertical blinds! the plastic kind that are about 4" wide. Just cut a piece to the right length so it makes a nice upward curve when wedged between the two inflatable deck risers. One could probably wrap some masking tape...
by SittingDuck
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Water pooling on deck and seeping through the zippers
Replies: 15
Views: 20291

Water pooling on deck and seeping through the zippers

Water seems to pool on the deck. It's especially a problem on the front deck, as water accumulates around the zipper and seeps through. The inflatable deck-raisers don't do much good, as the deck surface is flat between them. I think I'm going to make two slats of fibreglass or wood to wedge between...
by SittingDuck
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: AE AF Convertible Maiden Voyage, Review, Issues, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 21245

So, are you going to let us know how it went, or did you drown? ;) I'm equally impressed with my purchase and have the same observations as you, but I'm a little bit alarmed when I see "I'll let you know how it goes" posts that are a few months old and contain no updates. I plan on paddling this thi...
by SittingDuck
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Transporting AF Convertible on a Motorcycle
Replies: 9
Views: 9564

The stock bag for the kayak doesn't "hang off the bike too much"; my side cases stick out an additional 3" on either side. I'd just rather the bag were narrower so as to not eat up my passenger seat. I'll try to take a picture when I have it loaded on so everyone can get a better idea. For now, I gu...
by SittingDuck
Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Transporting AF Convertible on a Motorcycle
Replies: 9
Views: 9564

I suggested a trailer because the bag is really bulky and heavy, as heavy as some passengers, but unlike a passenger, it can't lean with you. I've heard that bicycles pull heavy, bulky loads on trailers better than what you describe for motorcycles, but then bicycles & motorbikes are sooooo differe...
by SittingDuck
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Transporting AF Convertible on a Motorcycle
Replies: 9
Views: 9564

Trailers and bikes don't mix very well. I know some people are doing it, but trailing any kind of weight behind a motorcycle is a really bad idea; if the rear tire loses traction on gravel, oil, or a tar-snake, it's no big deal to an experienced rider, but having a trailer wipe out will take you dow...
by SittingDuck
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Transporting AF Convertible on a Motorcycle
Replies: 9
Views: 9564

Transporting AF Convertible on a Motorcycle

So we just bought this boat and seem to like it. It's slower and handles differently from a hardshell, but I needed an inflatable so I could carry it on the bike. I could have gone with a lighter/smaller boat, but there's no way I would take a pool toy out on the ocean. I will try it out solo for th...