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by gak
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: Finding my Limit in Salem Harbor
Replies: 1
Views: 5841

Finding my Limit in Salem Harbor

I got my StraitEdge2 as a tender for my sailboat. It has proven an excellent choice, a little wetter than a dinghy on most days, but the stability for getting on and off the sailboat has been excellent. I have gotten very confident with paddling this thing around, I have yet to find a wave that will...
by gak
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Strait Edge Kayaks and Canoe
Topic: Towing Kayak behind sailboat (29')
Replies: 2
Views: 11869

The Straitedge2 has the carry handles in just the right spot for towing, and they have certainly proven strong enough (check out my reviews on paddle.net for details of towing). I see your point with the convertible carry handles so far back from the bow. I don't know what would happen to the integr...
by gak
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: I can't wait anymore!! Considering winter-kayaking.
Replies: 5
Views: 8340

I'm up in Boston, have been going out on Salem Harbor every few weeks (last time 10 days ago). Dress like you think you're gonna go in the drink- a drysuit is ESSENTIAL in winter (I got a Kokatat), LOTS of polypropylene layers under it to keep warm- any break in your polypro (ie at waist) that allow...
by gak
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Backbones
Topic: Straitedge 2 backbone??
Replies: 0
Views: 7262

Straitedge 2 backbone??

Keep reading about the difference a backbone makes; Is there a plan for a backbone for the straitedge 2??
by gak
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Strait Edge Kayaks and Canoe
Topic: Towing Kayak behind sailboat (29')
Replies: 2
Views: 11869

Towing Kayak behind sailboat (29')

Have a Straitedge 2 kayak. emailed AE about towing, they thought it would be fine at a moderate pace, but to be aware of choppy water filling up the kayak and increasing weight to the point where there was a risk of damage. So far I have towed the kayak over 120 miles with very little water getting ...
by gak
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: straitedge2 vs. Advanced Frame convertible
Replies: 4
Views: 14344

the Advance frame I used was the single, not the convertable. When it starts filling with water handling becomes a problem. You don't care about filling with water with the selfbailing feature on the straitedge 2. However it definitely tracked better than the straitedge 2. They are both comfortable ...
by gak
Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: straitedge2 vs. Advanced Frame convertible
Replies: 4
Views: 14344

I have the Straitedge 2. I have used the Advanced Frame in the past. The Straitedge 2 tracks ok, not as well as the advanced frame. I have not had two paddlers on the straitededge, mostly solo. It is not fast with one, would definitely move faster with two people propelling it. Stability of the Stra...