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by Richard
Fri May 30, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Lost Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 8726

Lost Seat

:?: We have lost a seat on our AF1012 single. Does anyone know if you can purchase one separately;and if so, where could you buy one? I am wondering if REI or some other similar outlet would have them -- will check their website. Any other site that I should be looking at?
by Richard
Thu May 01, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Advanced Elements Kayak Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 12023

Kayak Photos(?)

I know I am going to be critisized for being critical but I thought I would be looking at "kayaking" photos. Lots of great pictures of biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and shots of the Norwegian countryside. If this site is devoted to kayaking and Advanced Element Kayaks in particular, I am won...
by Richard
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Manufactures Origin
Replies: 2
Views: 5768

Made in China

I bought an AE - Advanced Frame - a couple of years ago. It is packed away right at the moment so I can't check on where it was made. I did look at the REI website and; according to the description and specs of this item, it is "IMPORTED". I am assuming that it is imported from, guess where, China. ...
by Richard
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: inflation
Replies: 3
Views: 8416

AF Element Model AE1012

If you are considering purchasing 1 or 2 inflatables that you can take with you in your 5th wheel, I would highly recommend the above model. We also have a 5th wheel and store our 2 kayaks (folded in thirds) in an upright position in our tub while travelling. You can put them anywhere in your unit t...
by Richard
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: Sharks, Whales and Crocs!
Replies: 5
Views: 10906

Creatures of the Deep

I dont think many of us have done much, if any, kayaking in waters that are home to sharks, crocs or humpback whales. I have been up close to the Orca or killer whale in a 27 ft power boat - quite by accident - and I would certainly not get anywhere near them in an inflatable kayak. They are a formi...
by Richard
Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Leashes, anyone? For our Safety
Replies: 10
Views: 17751

Paddle and Kayak Leashes

There should be some kind of leash from your paddle to the kayak. You can purchase a commercial coiled one or you can simply use a length of nylon line from the center of the paddle to the kayak. I have a leash fashioned from nylon line and it works just fine. In response to the comment about the ka...
by Richard
Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: AE Dry Bags
Replies: 6
Views: 14524

AE Dry Bags

Can't comment on how "watertight" the AE dry bags are , but you did mention about storing a dry bag on/in an Advanced Frame kayak. I have often stuffed a drybag or two behind me in the stern section of the AF kayak. There is enough space back there to store small items. There is also room on the rea...
by Richard
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: AE Dry Bags
Replies: 6
Views: 14524

Dry Bag - Oxymoron

When I asked this question about "dry bags" to an experienced kayaker, he advised me to double bag everything that you don't want to get wet. If you have valuables encased in a single "dry bag" of any brand sitting atop a kayak, you always run the risk of them getting wet. If you are not overly conc...
by Richard
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: AF Convertible vs. Dragonfly2?
Replies: 2
Views: 7387

Af Convertible or DF2?

It seems that from other comments that have been posted here, the AF Convertible is better suited for 2 paddlers than for 1. It seems that when paddled solo, it is less easy to handle. If all four of you are going kayaking at the same time, why not get 2 DragonFly 2's - 1 for mom and dad and the oth...
by Richard
Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: PFD's for the Kayaker
Replies: 6
Views: 13114

PFD Purchased

After trying on various models, my wife found the Betsea from Stohlquist to be the most comfortable. Made especially for women, it fitted her very well; and, according to the salesperson at the kayak store, it is extremely popular with female kayakers. Thanks to all for their suggestions. Richard
by Richard
Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: PFD's for the Kayaker
Replies: 6
Views: 13114

PFD's for the Kayaker

I'm looking to replace an older and worn PFD with a new PFD specifically designed for the kayaker and for a female, in particular. I have noticed that some manufacturer's have models especially suited for women but I would be looking at a PFD that could be worn by either male or female . Not looking...
by Richard
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Tips to clean the kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 35259

Drying out a damp kayak

After the kayak has been washed and cleaned, if the weather outside is foggy and damp, bring it indoors as has been suggested and/or place it in an area where you can use a fan to hasten the drying. You don't need a heater - having moving air circulate in and around the kayak should speed up the dry...
by Richard
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Any difference with AE1002, AE1004, 1012, etc. (AFrame 10.5)
Replies: 8
Views: 20468

AE1012

KayakJack:
GO FOR THE AE 1012 - YOU WONT BE SORRY! :)
Richard
by Richard
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: The use of spam words in replies and posts
Replies: 3
Views: 6751

Problem Solved re Spam word

The word in question has been removed from the spam word list and is now "acceptable". Somehow, it had been used in a way that it ended up on this list. Thanks -- but I'll watch my language from now on!
by Richard
Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: The use of spam words in replies and posts
Replies: 3
Views: 6751

The use of spam words in replies and posts

I received a warning from the management at AF that I had used a word deemed to be spam and was advised "not to do this again". In a reply to a recent post under "Inflatable Kayaks" I praised the AF and was going to say that it was "excellent value for the m-o-n-e-y". For some reason, this word has ...