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by TerenceToronto
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Spray Skirt AE2026
Replies: 9
Views: 10337

Three things. 1. It is extremely dangerous to be paddling without a PFD in any condition. 2. The skirt is designed to be used with a PFD. 3. It is law in most places that a PFD must be worn at all times. Good to point out. Just to be clear, I always wear a pfd when out on the water in my kayak, its...
by TerenceToronto
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Spray Skirt AE2026
Replies: 9
Views: 10337

JCOOLEY wrote:Are you wearing a PFD when you have the skirt on?
No, not with a pfd. That will obviously make a difference.
by TerenceToronto
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Faulty twist valve on comb - replaceable?
Replies: 3
Views: 4328

The twist valves are replaceable. With that said, they do not often go "bad" so it might be that the valve needs to be re-seated on its base. To do this, twist open the valve (Yellow portion) until its all the way open. Then grasp the tubing that the valve is attached to and press the yellow valve ...
by TerenceToronto
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Spray Skirt AE2026
Replies: 9
Views: 10337

I just purchased the spray skirt and you just have to really pull tight on the cord in order for it to be tight to the torso. Makes me wonder how long it will last until the cord breaks. Haven't tried it on the kayak yet. One of the combing parts won't inflate properly, I think I have a faulty twist...
by TerenceToronto
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Faulty twist valve on comb - replaceable?
Replies: 3
Views: 4328

Faulty twist valve on comb - replaceable?

One of the twist valves on the combing of my new Expedition seems to be faulty, it doesnt seem to seal and as soon as I blow it the air escapes. Does anyone know if iit possible to replace the valve?
by TerenceToronto
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: How essential is a spray skirt?
Replies: 8
Views: 7377

drying under all the inside parts that don't pull out The kayak comes completely apart. All inside parts can be pulled out and dried separately. First Remove the Floor. Then unscrew, with your hand, the two locking nuts that are on the two main valves. You can then pull out the inner portion of the...
by TerenceToronto
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: How essential is a spray skirt?
Replies: 8
Views: 7377

Last weekend I portaged down a hill and put the kayak (Expedition) in Lake Ontario against my instincts. The waves were bigger than I've paddled in and I don't have a spray skirt. About 15 minutes in and a wave taller than the boat went right over it and drenched the inside of the kayak (including m...
by TerenceToronto
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: New from Denver
Replies: 1
Views: 3143

Hey, my Expedition (not convertible) arrived about three weeks ago and I couldn't be happier with it.
by TerenceToronto
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Expedition foot brace and long legs
Replies: 8
Views: 10646

Fasten the foot brace before inflating the Expedition, no matter which attachment point you're using. Much easier! Good idea! I figured out my problem today though - I didn't notice you can adjust the straps. All I needed to do was lengthen them, which brought the brace down and in perfect position.
by TerenceToronto
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from Toronto, Canada - looking to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 8522

Rescued someone? Win! Hope you enjoy paddling in the Humber river near the subway station, and other good places! Thanks! I rented a kayak and paddled down the Humber last year, it was great! Lots of cool wildlife. Today I took the GO train to Rouge Hill, which is "close" to Rouge River, a popular ...
by TerenceToronto
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Expedition foot brace and long legs
Replies: 8
Views: 10646

The foot brace on my Expedition is too wide to attach at the farthest attachment point (where the kayak gets narrower). The only way around it that I can see is to attach the brace at an angle, which is comfortable for one foot but not the other. I don't want to paddle without it altogether because ...
by TerenceToronto
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from Toronto, Canada - looking to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 8522

I finally took my kayak out on the lake! It was AWESOME. Taking it on public transit wasn't as bad as I expected, but I'm glad I got a little cart for it (which folded up and stored nicely on top of the yak). I even towed a windsurfer to shore who ran out of wind and didn't have a paddle, he was blo...
by TerenceToronto
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from Toronto, Canada - looking to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 8522

Great tips, thanks!
by TerenceToronto
Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from Toronto, Canada - looking to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 8522

Great delivery plans for your new kayak! You will be the envy of all at work. I've paddled in Toronto, taking an AE kayak on the subway, bus, and streetcar. Lots of places to paddle! You will find plenty of opportunity to enjoy your new boat. The ferry gets you over to Toronto Islands, which gives ...
by TerenceToronto
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from Toronto, Canada - looking to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 8522

Hello TerenceToronto! Welcome to the forum. Here's a little breakdown between the AF 1 and the AF Expedition: You are correct about your observations on tracking. The Expedition is 13 feet (400CM) long vs. the AF 1 which is 10.5 feet (320CM) long. The longer the kayak, the better the tracking and t...