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by BladeZealot
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: AdvancedFrame Tracking and deck question
Replies: 13
Views: 16404

Interesting... I have very little problems with my Expedition tracking nicely...if I do I simply adjust my legs {and/or the deck bag} to compensate for the "balance" {and this is rare}. I'm usually on the river 6-9 hours at a time. I've used my Expedition on probably 50 day trips and several overnig...
by BladeZealot
Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Pumps
Topic: Smaller alternative for air pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 20997

I can fit my foot pump {compressed} in front of the brace, and most of the space is still available under it, as it rides at the top of the space.

hope this helps.
by BladeZealot
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Pumps
Topic: Smaller alternative for air pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 20997

the foot pump is not exactly smaller to me, just flatter for where I store it. I carry the foot pump in my Expedition in front of the foot rest, under the skirt. I think the hand pump will also fit there, though. Out of the way, but there if you need it.
by BladeZealot
Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: reminder-- don't drag it!
Replies: 19
Views: 25356

Ouch!! I always drag mine. average 15 to 20 feet at put in and take out, but never with any gear in or on it.

good luck!!
by BladeZealot
Thu May 22, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Convertible bulge
Replies: 5
Views: 7920

your on the right track with the valves. They only hold air when turned or "locked" down. "Locked" is simply referring to the fact they remain in that position when turned. By the same token, deflating is accomplished by "locking" them in the out position. DOH!!!!! I 'splained it kinda back-erds di...
by BladeZealot
Thu May 22, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Convertible bulge
Replies: 5
Views: 7920

your on the right track with the valves. They only hold air when turned or "locked" down. "Locked" is simply referring to the fact they remain in that position when turned.


By the same token, deflating is accomplished by "locking" them in the out position.
by BladeZealot
Wed May 21, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Clubs and Meet & Paddle
Topic: Anyone else in Central Mississippi??
Replies: 0
Views: 6476

Anyone else in Central Mississippi??

Or neighboring states???

Just curious...thought it would be cool to have a group paddle somewhere in the area...especially of fellow AE owners...
by BladeZealot
Wed May 21, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: love this 'yak!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 8036

Re: love this 'yak!!!!

I just have to say again how much I love this thing!!!! I carry my Expedition EVERYWHERE I go. It's always in my trunk, along with all my gear and a couple of paddles. I'm on the water as much as possible {mostly class I rivers locally}. I've a lake about 60 feet from my front door, but usually pre...
by BladeZealot
Tue May 20, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Coaming replacements on Dfly II
Replies: 3
Views: 5574

thanks Jeremy. I had tried taping the chamber to a piece of hose, but the tape did not hold as I ran the hose through the coaming.

The string is a good idea. I think I'll take a wire coat hanger to pull the string through, then use the string to finish the job.
by BladeZealot
Mon May 19, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: love this 'yak!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 8036

love this 'yak!!!!

I just have to say again how much I love this thing!!!! I've an '08 AE 1009Y Expedition. I purchased it in December of '07 after discovering the enjoyment of the Dfly II. Sold my hardshells and have not looked back!! I carry my Expedition EVERYWHERE I go. It's always in my trunk, along with all my g...
by BladeZealot
Mon May 19, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Coaming replacements on Dfly II
Replies: 3
Views: 5574

Coaming replacements on Dfly II

I purchsed replacement inflation tubes for the Dfly II not too long ago, as one of the two I have was purchased second hand and the tubes were no longer airtight.

Any suggestions on getting them in the coaming sleeves?? I've not had much luck at getting them to slide in very far.
by BladeZealot
Tue May 06, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: New Expedition comments/questions
Replies: 4
Views: 7565

I guess I should have made it clear that the deck bag is attached to the rigging only at the rear of the bag, thus positioning the front right where you need it. It covers that "empty" space between the rigging and you. btw...I'm 5 9 as well :) Sewing a number of D rings to the Canvas sounds like a ...
by BladeZealot
Tue May 06, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: New Expedition comments/questions
Replies: 4
Views: 7565

well...I'll address the things I can possibly help you with... I use a deck bag, straped to my deck rigging to carry needed gear. This puts it right at your fingertips. I also found that by moving the foot rest closer to the cockpit, that this aids in sitting upright. I also found the seat offered m...
by BladeZealot
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Inflatables vs. hard bodies
Replies: 12
Views: 23589

I had 2 hard shell Heritage 14 ft. Fisherman pro 14, sit on top's. I later acquired a Dragonfly II and the Advanced Frame Expedition. I sold both sit on tops...and have not regreted it. I love the Expedition. I've had it about 5 months and carry it everywhere I go. Never know when you might want to ...
by BladeZealot
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Advanced Elements Kayak Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 12144

Cool!! I added a few.