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by vsj
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Small hole in the Expedition's main tube
Replies: 2
Views: 2328

Small hole in the Expedition's main tube

My Expedition's (AE1009-LTD) outer main chamber started leaking and I found this small 1 - 2 millimeter hole in the main tube. https://vsj.fi/void/AE1009-LTD/2017-10-leak/20171008_170937-z2-900.jpg It's located at the bow, right below the seam, about 15 cm (or 5 - 6 inches) from the nose. I haven't ...
by vsj
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: LTD's aluminium ribs don't reach the ends of the hull
Replies: 0
Views: 2801

LTD's aluminium ribs don't reach the ends of the hull

Hello I've suffered from my Limited Edition Expedition occasionally pulling hard to the right in high speeds. I figured it must be due to the tube not being properly aligned, because returning to shore to re-align the floor a couple of times and re-inflate both the floor and the main tube didn't hel...
by vsj
Mon May 02, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Umm, bent 2nd chamber tube???
Replies: 5
Views: 4780

I had the same problem

I had the same problem inflating my Expedition for the first time. Mere inflating did not help as the tube is held in place with patches of velcro between it and the hull. At least in my model. As instructed earlier somewhere on this forum, I put sheets of paper between them so that the tube could a...
by vsj
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Yearly differences b/w models?
Replies: 17
Views: 19378

The AE1009-B is not available until 4/28/2016. This is interesting. When I went back through the thread you had mentioned you were ordering yellow. That was someone else. The ripstop is more or less an aesthetic feature. That is the only difference between the AE1009-LTD and the AE1009-B Alright, t...
by vsj
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Yearly differences b/w models?
Replies: 17
Views: 19378

The Blue expedition was just a limited edition model for this year. It will be the only color choice in 2016. The deck material will be the ripstop as in the yellow. The limited Edition does not have the ripstop. It seems I got the limited edition. LTD was not mentioned in the web store. Instead it...
by vsj
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Pressure gauge accuracy
Replies: 6
Views: 13166

I have used an AF1 for about 4 years. Not having owned a pressure gauge I've always inflated the main chambers to the point where they, in my opinion, feel comfortable on water and "firm to touch" like it says in the manual. Today I got a new Expedition and the AE hand pump with a pressure gauge. Al...
by vsj
Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Extreme temperatures???
Replies: 8
Views: 15174

When kayak is deflated in cold -40 deg. Good to hear^H^H^H^Hread. I'm planning on storing my AF1 in the attic where there's not much insulation. I take it, it's OK since it will not get below -40°C. It'll be well below freezing for long periods of time though. Please let me know if I should recons...
by vsj
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: AE3011 Backpack's shoulder straps uncomfortable
Replies: 2
Views: 3965

AE3011 Backpack's shoulder straps uncomfortable

I've got the AE3011 Kayakpack backpack. The shoulder straps are pulling the zipper towards my neck, which is rather annoying and uncomfortable when having to walk or cycle with the kayak on my back. The problem somewhat lessens the more tightly the backpack is packed but with the usual load of the A...
by vsj
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Carrying deflated kayak on a bicycle as a backpack
Replies: 3
Views: 6772

Check out the AE3011 under the Accessories section of the website
Awesome!
Thanks a lot. Will be considering that.
by vsj
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Carrying deflated kayak on a bicycle as a backpack
Replies: 3
Views: 6772

Carrying deflated kayak on a bicycle as a backpack

Hi. I've been carrying my AF in the original "duffel bag" like a backpack on my bicycle. I have about one kilometer (km is about .62 miles?) to the nearest shore and it goes quite easily but I wouldn't want to cycle much more than that with all the gear in the original bag on my back. The bag handle...
by vsj
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Pumps
Topic: A good pressure gauge for the spring valves?
Replies: 2
Views: 6137

A good pressure gauge for the spring valves?

Hello. I am wondering how I could measure the pressure in the main chambers. Does anyone know about a gauge that one could put on the valve as a cap so that the valve is in open (both ways) position and the gauge would hold the air in (even for a moment) while giving an exact reading on the pressure...