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by Damien
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Backbones
Topic: It would be nice to have straps or indent for the backbone
Replies: 7
Views: 12759

Thanks for the replies. I line it up from the skeg to the smaller fin in the bow. It's just a pain because sometimes it moves when I go from partially inflated to fully inflated, especially the part that goes towards the skeg. If they had straps or an indent that held the backbone in place this woul...
by Damien
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: It would be nice to have straps or indent for the backbone
Replies: 7
Views: 12759

It would be nice to have straps or indent for the backbone

I find that putting the backbone in the "right" place is a pain. It needs to be placed properly for good tracking. Basically it goes from the skeg to the front fin of the kayak and having to turn the kayak over to eyeball it isn't easy. Often I'll line it up and then top things off and turn it back ...
by Damien
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Ready for the weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 5168

Yep, just pulled my out and inflated for the season. I just leave my AF inflated and top off as necessary. My inside floor pad had a slight gouge (looks like the zipper caught it) and was leaking air so I had to put some Tear Aid on it to fix. Seems to be ok now. I pumped it up and it's holding air ...
by Damien
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: AE Advanced Frame long enough for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 9496

yes, you'll fit but will you be comfortable? My reason for going with the AF was that it is easier to lift and handle. As a 6 foot guy why not get the larger Expedition? You'll easily be able to handle it's extra weight and length, have more room, it'll track better and be more comfortable. Just my ...
by Damien
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: AE Advanced Frame long enough for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 9496

Personally, I'd go with the Expedition. You'll be more comfortable.
by Damien
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Pumps
Topic: Smaller alternative for air pump?
Replies: 15
Views: 20918

I use the regular hand pump to inflate and deflate before and after and take the AE foot pump with me. It's fits nicely in the back of the kayak, provided I don't take a lot of stuff with me.
by Damien
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: water pools on the deck then drips through the zipper.
Replies: 13
Views: 22504

I just put a towel on the top and it absorbs most of the water and stops the dripping. Make sure you inflate those two bladders up front too. That helps.
by Damien
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: reminder-- don't drag it!
Replies: 19
Views: 25320

Type B is what you want. I got mine at EMS and West Marine has it too. The Tear Aid works great. It'll fix it good as new as long as you follow the directions. I used a heat gun on it to help it cure and put two overlapping layers on. I've since dragged my AF through gravel, over tree trunks and san...
by Damien
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: reminder-- don't drag it!
Replies: 19
Views: 25320

Yeah, I did the same thing the first time I used my Advanced Frame. I dragged across the road to get to the launch area and put a slice right thru that black area. It just grazed the inner skin. We patched the inner skin "just in case" with the patch that were provided and used tear aid on the black...
by Damien
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Dragonfly XC or AdvancedFrame?
Replies: 22
Views: 35041

www.airkayaks.com has good prices IMO and great customer service. http://www.airkayaks.com/kayaks.html Do a price comparison...And you can get a nice package too. However, don't buy the paddle via mail order without personally checking it out first. I'd strongly recommend getting the longer kayak. H...
by Damien
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Inflating for the first time
Replies: 15
Views: 26249

I have the Sevylor double action pump and the AE foot pump and with both I just push it down on the main valves and it stays put. No need for three hands at all.
by Damien
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: AE AdvancedFrame Expedition review
Replies: 7
Views: 12182

Wow, it's great that you like it. The AF has worked out well for me. Seems to be just the right size for what I want/need to do. I do want a bigger kayak that can keep up with the sea kayaks in my club and that I can use for long trips (like camping on Lake George). Unfortunately the AF just doesn't...
by Damien
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Dragonfly XC or AdvancedFrame?
Replies: 22
Views: 35041

As a beginner myself I know how hard it is to get "hands on" advice so it's my pleasure. I have the 220cm in the Kalliste and I like it just fine. I'd go with that size. That seems to be a very common length to use. Almost every paddle I checked out at the store was 220cm. With my old paddle I had 2...
by Damien
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: AE AdvancedFrame Expedition review
Replies: 7
Views: 12182

It's quite possible that I may have gotten your kayak. Holly described it as an open box never used kayak purchased by someone who felt it was too heavy even to lug out to their car. Holly said it was bought by a woman though, maybe someone else but similar situation? :lol: yes, that would be me. S...
by Damien
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Dragonfly XC or AdvancedFrame?
Replies: 22
Views: 35041

Thanks for the details! That's just the kind of information I needed to make up my mind (3 strokes in a Dragonfly for every 2 strokes in a 12-foot kayak; someone my size can drag the AF 10.5 over logs; etc.). Keep in mind that you won't be enjoying yourself much if you have to constantly push yours...