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by khaduch
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: reminder-- don't drag it!
Replies: 19
Views: 25125

This is a VERY belated post, but big kudos/thank yous to the team at AE. I sent in my outerskin for repair and it came back really really fast. I wanted to actually use it and test it before writing, but I'm sure it will be just fine when I take it on vacation next week. I had always heard that Adva...
by khaduch
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: repair question.
Replies: 2
Views: 5812

Gee, this sounds familiar. You are right, that area is very inaccessible for repairs. My arms are not long enough to reach up in there. We took the plastic shaping forms out of the pockets on the inside and turned it inside out as best we could. I had trouble with the type B not laying flat enough o...
by khaduch
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: reminder-- don't drag it!
Replies: 19
Views: 25125

Here we are, it's mid October, and I am still having issues with this tear. Type B is not adhering to the black material-- I just peeled it off. It stuck really well to the gray patch I first applied. So now I am going for a giant gob of rubber cement all around the gray patch. It is hard to get the...
by khaduch
Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: reminder-- don't drag it!
Replies: 19
Views: 25125

aha! I bought type A thinking the black part was rubber. I have the boat outside right now upside down inflated on two sawhorses. I put the thick gray patch over it first with the rubber cement (all from the patch kit provided) and weighted it down with small sandbags. I will run out and get some ty...
by khaduch
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: reminder-- don't drag it!
Replies: 19
Views: 25125

Thanks Jeremy, That is about what we did. Hubby cut a quarter sized hole out of it, cut another circle of heavier patch material (for tire repair kits) then covered the whole thing with Tear Aid. I put it in the bathtub and it seems to be watertight. You can bet I won't drag it again--I dont' think ...
by khaduch
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Dragonfly XC or AdvancedFrame?
Replies: 22
Views: 34796

I just picked up a Dragonfly (named Skedaddle) at West marine for $175. On sale til July 13th I think. I have the Expedition and go out with a large group of hardshell friends with long boats. It keeps up exceptionally well, and everyone does help everyone else. I use a hand truck/dolly thing if I h...
by khaduch
Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: reminder-- don't drag it!
Replies: 19
Views: 25125

thanks Jack. I will let my hubby know. He's got the inner skin pretty well patched, but has cut away at the black rubber quite a bit. Cross your fingers for me...
by khaduch
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: reminder-- don't drag it!
Replies: 19
Views: 25125

reminder-- don't drag it!

Be careful with your kayaks! I managed to drag my Expedition across some pretty abrasive stuff (with the backbone and my gear it was too heavy!) and put a hole right through the black rubber on the bow and puncture the inner skin. My dear husband is really trying to repair the thing but it is in a v...
by khaduch
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: backbone tip
Replies: 11
Views: 18164

backbone tip

I got my new backbone this week and took it out for a paddle. definately felt like I was sitting higher. Putting it in and setting up was not much extra work, but I had a terrible time getting it out again! The thick foam kept me from being able to keep the release button pushed down. My clever frie...
by khaduch
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: Backbone feedback - Martinez kayaking
Replies: 1
Views: 7891

Thanks for the info. I got my Expedition back at Christmas and have been out in it 5-10 times. I joined a group of younger, fitter hard shell users. I have been able to keep up with them for the most part, but sometimes they do longer trips and then I wear out! It sounds like the backbone would be a...