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by FrankP
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Updates for Products
Topic: Can AE come up with...?
Replies: 4
Views: 9694

Can AE come up with...?

Would AE think about an improvement to the way the BB is placed into the AEC or any other AE kayak? Here's what I mean: when you look at folding kayaks they have a bow piece that in some way fit onto a keel that is in 2 or more pieces. They fit together and then are pushed down to stretch out the hu...
by FrankP
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Rudder add on for AEC
Replies: 2
Views: 5620

From a kayaker that also likes to sail the kayak a rudder would be great. The AEC is so good at tracking, why the need for a skeg? An add on rudder would be more what people need.
by FrankP
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Rudder add on for AEC
Replies: 2
Views: 5620

Rudder add on for AEC

Has AE designed a rudder for the AEC?
by FrankP
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Where are they made?
Replies: 13
Views: 11864

We used our AEC for one season so far but we have decided to purchase a Long Haul Mark 2 as our primary kayak and use the AEC as a family guest kayak. The two boats are vastly different in cost and abilities, however, I will never regret the money we spent buying and improving the AEC (BB, DS floor,...
by FrankP
Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Where are they made?
Replies: 13
Views: 11864

There was no implication of poor quality when made in China. I love my kayak and we have had a great time this season. I was curious. I plan on buying a folding kayak this spring. A long Haul Mark 2 and we will use the AEC as a guest kayak.
by FrankP
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Where are they made?
Replies: 13
Views: 11864

Where are they made?

Where does AE have their kayaks made?
by FrankP
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: AE Convertible Vs Folbot XT 16
Replies: 1
Views: 4196

Actually I mean Folbot Greenland 2.
by FrankP
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: AE Convertible Vs Folbot XT 16
Replies: 1
Views: 4196

AE Convertible Vs Folbot XT 16

Compare the comfort, safety, stability & reliability of both kayaks. I own an AEC now and love it. I may want to buy the XT 16 this spring. I also want to buy the Kayaksailor sail so the extra 2 ft would be nice with the XT 16. Who has paddled both or a similar foldable?

Thanks
by FrankP
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Going to miss this for a few months.
Replies: 2
Views: 5590

I live in SE Wisconsin and with temps in the 20's over the last few days and barely above freezing for over a week the water temp is pretty cold. I checked it today on our favorite lake and it was cold. Too cold to be in if you accidentally capsized. That has never happened in over 30 times out this...
by FrankP
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Going to miss this for a few months.
Replies: 2
Views: 5590

Going to miss this for a few months.

It's going to be hard to not be out on the water to see this and many other beautiful scenes in nature:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90322995@N ... 585246@N21

What will you miss?
by FrankP
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: What Fits Me Best?
Replies: 17
Views: 23911

BTW, we use the Backbone every time along with the DS floor and even in 3 ft waves there is no bending. I bought high back camp seats from REI for $29 each.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90322995@N ... 585246@N21
by FrankP
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: What Fits Me Best?
Replies: 17
Views: 23911

I wanted to buy an AEC for 2 years and my wife finally said last year if I lost 50 pounds we would buy one. At the time, July 1 2011, I weighed 330. Since then I have lost 82 pounds. I went from size 48 pants and xxl shirts to 38 pants and xl shirts. I love our AEC and with over 30 trips this summer...
by FrankP
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Compare the AE Convertible V Bic Nomad
Replies: 5
Views: 10950

My wife and I are very happy with our AFC tandem. After more than 30 outings this year we couldn't be happier. I do wish AE would design a Kayak in the 17-18 ft length for 2 paddlers with more space to stow things and have more distance between paddlers. I have the conversion decks (the older style ...
by FrankP
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Compare the AE Convertible V Bic Nomad
Replies: 5
Views: 10950

Recently I read the glue and seams of all Bic kayaks are not so good. Still have not read any reviews.
by FrankP
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Inflatables vs Folding Kayaks
Replies: 6
Views: 20343

We paddled on Tellico Lake in E Tennessee this summer while on vacation and being a TVA lake there are many areas where snags and tree stumps were plentiful in areas. We missed almost all but we did go over one large stump and later we found not a single mark on the hull. After over 30 outings we ha...