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by yaka2b
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Firefly, Dragonfly and Lagoon Single Models
Topic: Firefly Waggle
Replies: 3
Views: 9792

All in the stroke: try more vertical strokes if you use a long paddle.

Cheers
by yaka2b
Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Query: Anyone know...
Replies: 0
Views: 10844

Query: Anyone know...

Anyone know if an Advanced Element kayak ( any model) took part/completed the Everglades Challenge?

If , yes, any feedback?

Hmm... EC2015 ...maybe !!

Cheers
by yaka2b
Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Pumping Out Water
Replies: 3
Views: 7440

Snip <You can even send the proof of concept floor to me to try it out.> This is something I have wanted to try, but did not get to it: Look up Tom Yost Accessories: http://yostwerks.com/AllPVCA.html Here he uses an electrical conduit pvc connector to make an airtight valve interface. You could do t...
by yaka2b
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: AEC on car roof?
Replies: 10
Views: 16131

Forget to add: the for and aft inverted "V" tie downs actually ran through pieces of pvc conduit, rigid, so practically no flexing of the kayak overhang.
by yaka2b
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: AEC on car roof?
Replies: 10
Views: 16131

Following worked for me on my Ford Escape, I think the flattish roof helps. Instead of just two tie downs in the middle of the car roof rack, I used a piece of tarp, some 3 ft x 3 ft , which have strong grommets at the edge to tie down to the side bars of the roof rack. Helps distribute the forces o...
by yaka2b
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: ripped the bottom of my lagoon 2 kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 7648

Suggest doing a "herringbone stitch" with unwaxed floss to align the ripped ends together prior to putting on the pvc patch.

I had tried a length of duct tape on the opposite end, but made a gooey mess when I used a cleaner to prep the pvc surface for gluing.
The "stitch" method worked fine.

Cheers
by yaka2b
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Has anyone hauled their bike on an Expedition?
Replies: 3
Views: 7864

Sort of related.. taking a collapsible bike in a kayak..

http://thebatemanfamily.blogspot.ca/201 ... -trip.html

Cheers
by yaka2b
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Has anyone hauled their bike on an Expedition?
Replies: 3
Views: 7864

Wouldn't that make the kayak top heavy and very unstable?

And if you do flip, could make it very difficult to turn the kayak right side up.

Unless you plan to 'install" pool noodles or similar on the bicycle to give it some buoyancy.

Cheers
by yaka2b
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: ripped the bottom of my lagoon 2 kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 7648

Drop into the nearest upholstery shop -- where they make awnings, marine cushions etc-- they are likely to oblige by giving you -free-- a piece of discarded grey PVC ., the material they make awnings, cushions from.

Standard PVC tear repair instructions thereafter.

Cheers
by yaka2b
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Floor seems to lose pressure at room temperature w/no leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 5745

Forgot -- FREE -- <If you live in the USA or Canada, pm me with your slow mail address, if you want one.>

Cheers
by yaka2b
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Floor seems to lose pressure at room temperature w/no leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 5745

Firstly, the pressure gauge is not 100% accurate: I think a conservative error margin of 5-10% is normal. So 1.2 could be 1.1 and 0.8 could be about 0.9. A pressure drop of 1.2psi to 0.8 psi over 1 hr would seem to indicate a very very slow leak. Just that tiny bubble now and then in the water subme...
by yaka2b
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: A short note on the skeletal metamorphosis of an AE-1007
Replies: 8
Views: 12928

Hi Some delay in the project due to family engagements...getting there slowly but surely. I have updated with 3 images of the aft frame mockup. Changed the way the cedar laths are set, found the new way gives me better control of the overall hull shape and it is stiffer fore-aft. The end result is a...
by yaka2b
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: New member in Pacific NW
Replies: 4
Views: 7444

Re:AE-1007-SOF: Thanks for your comments, I will be updating under the relevant post.

Cheers all.
by yaka2b
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Straightedge floor d-rings have corroded away in saltwater.
Replies: 2
Views: 5440

Why not make some?

Easy enough with polyethylene, from a discarded kitchen chopping board.

Or cut them off an old backpack .

I think I may have an image of couple I made. Will post if I can find it.


Cheers
by yaka2b
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: New member in Pacific NW
Replies: 4
Views: 7444

Welcome to the AE world !!

Where in Oregan- Portland, ?

Hope to do the Columbia Slough Regatta 2014, this August in my sof converted AE-1007.

Welcome again.

Cheers