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by sedimentary
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: I bought a Kayak on exhibition
Replies: 3
Views: 6059

If you sink, you made a bad deal!! Float, and for now at least your are 30 euros richer (until it may need repair in the future). I would not worry too much if it was there for 3 months. If it was 3 years then I would sweat a little more. I don't no why you would set yourself up again for disappoint...
by sedimentary
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Paddles
Topic: Water in Paddle Shaft
Replies: 3
Views: 11913

Thanks for the tips.... I contacted Werner and since it is only 3 months old it is still under warranty (1 year), so they will either repair or replace I guess.
by sedimentary
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Paddles
Topic: Water in Paddle Shaft
Replies: 3
Views: 11913

Water in Paddle Shaft

Is there any way to get water out of a paddle shaft?? How it got in there is beyond me, but I tried shaking the hell out it but nothing comes out!! :? It is a Werner Skagit, and it has never been submerged as far as I know. It is the half of the paddle which does not have the release button on it. T...
by sedimentary
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: advanced frame + dragonfly?
Replies: 8
Views: 15729

I purchased a dragonfly two weeks ago and have used it three times so far. The first time out it was 20 mph winds and going against an incoming tide on the Hudson. Definitely had to figure out how to paddle it--less powerful stroke, higher angle, and faster. When using too strong of a stroke and low...
by sedimentary
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: PAKBOATS??
Replies: 6
Views: 17144

Not something I want to do for 45 minutes in the baking hot sun. By that time I would be ready to stroke out once I was ready to hit the water. The looks nice when set up but damn so many pieces!!! Think it's a Dragonfly for my second kayak
by sedimentary
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: PAKBOATS??
Replies: 6
Views: 17144

PAKBOATS??

Anyone try or use these in the past?? I have been considering a second kayak just for short outings, and am definitely wanting something lighter than my AC convertible. Tempted with the Dragonfly but am curious about these Pakboat Puffins. Very light and seemed extraordinarily durable even in rough ...
by sedimentary
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Boat Lists
Replies: 7
Views: 13066

I don't know what "list" means, but I have noticed that on my AE convertible one side of the hull almost seams sagging and not pulled taught. This has been since the beginning, and since I have taken the kayak apart several times to dry it out. Putting it back together was done meticulously with eve...
by sedimentary
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Clubs and Meet & Paddle
Topic: Westchester Co, New York Area Clubs or Groups For Paddling
Replies: 3
Views: 11211

Westchester Co, New York Area Clubs or Groups For Paddling

Anyone in the Westchester, New York area know of any groups/enthusiast clubs which have impromptu outings? I am novice to the sport and am always looking for someone to paddle with, but within my circle of friends there really is no one available. It would be all the more fulfilling if I could go wi...
by sedimentary
Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Regulations for paddling at sea
Replies: 7
Views: 10555

I was under the impression that a blinking light was a signaling device which is attached to your PFD and activated for people fallen overboard?? The USCG would probably be bent at following recreational kayakers beacons thinking it is distress!!! :oops:
by sedimentary
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Information and Comparison of AE Lagoon 1 To Current Models?
Replies: 7
Views: 13560

I already have a AE Convertible, but would like a smaller and lighter putt-around to go out on lakes on a whim without much prep or breakdown. I am 6' 1", so would I still fit this one or am I pushing the envelope there? Can I also get away with using it in rivers and maybe some Bays or the LI Sound...
by sedimentary
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Information and Comparison of AE Lagoon 1 To Current Models?
Replies: 7
Views: 13560

Information and Comparison of AE Lagoon 1 To Current Models?

I am curious as to the differences between what must have been an older model Lagoon1 to current model Dragonfly(?) or Firefly(?). What year production would these have been in, and if afforded the opportunity to purchase one new today would it be a prudent purchase or aged materials? Significantly ...
by sedimentary
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: kayak bending
Replies: 6
Views: 13115

Ironic-- this exact thing happened to us last friday when we had to do a 600 foot carry back to the lot. We were on a 3 hour trek before this happened. Curious to see the answers also.
by sedimentary
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Schodack Creek/Hudson River, NY
Replies: 3
Views: 6594

Our feet were completely dry as we had climbed in from a dock. As far as sweat goes, if we lost that much so as to pool in the kayak-- we would be dead :shock: . No, this came as we paddled, and it seemed rather quickly. I don't think we had that much off the paddles, but it is possible I guess. How...
by sedimentary
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Schodack Creek/Hudson River, NY
Replies: 3
Views: 6594

Schodack Creek/Hudson River, NY

Awesome Friday paddle with a friend in my AE Convertible. He was quite impressed and any reservations of seaworthiness vanished before we even hit the water. We did not quite time it properly as we went against the tide both coming and going. A little extra energy expenditure but no worse off. Warm ...
by sedimentary
Fri May 30, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: 3 in Convertible (1 adult, 2 kids)???
Replies: 6
Views: 8782

Always do!!! Mandatory for all passengers no matter the age.