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by paddlesheep
Mon May 17, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: Whale of a Day
Replies: 7
Views: 10372

Lee that's amazing. I'm so jealous. And an awesome plug for inflatables as well, another reason I like to have one in the trunk of the car. Hope to see you out on the water some day! Cheers.
by paddlesheep
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: AE AdvancedFrame vs. Stearns Yukatat vs. Sevylor Pointer K1
Replies: 16
Views: 46190

Hi Typhoon. I've tried all 3 of the kayaks you mention. The AE is the best of the bunch, the Yukatat is close (but lacks a skeg and suffers from tracking) and the K1 is...okay, but I doubt one will last more than a couple years use.
by paddlesheep
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Tips to clean the kayak
Replies: 17
Views: 35280

Two words...Sham-Wow. They are incredibly handy for mopping up the kayak and getting all the water out after a paddle. Works as a bailing sponge too. You know the Germans always make good stuff.

Mine is just a dollar store version though. Same thing as the $20 one at Costco.
by paddlesheep
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Pumps
Topic: PUMP SUGGESTION
Replies: 9
Views: 16306

The newer AE's, as I understand it, use their own version of the military valve, which fits standard pump adaptors. The older models had the regular military valve, which needs a larger adaptor (I use the tape around the nozzle trick as well).
by paddlesheep
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: BAD SMELL
Replies: 3
Views: 7581

I know that smell! It's mold. And it's hard to get out no matter what the cleaner you use. The best solution I've found is to let it sit in some hot sun, lightly inflated for an afternoon. The UV will kill off the smell. Sure it will fade the boat some too but it's a trade off. Did you put the armor...
by paddlesheep
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Paddles
Topic: Travel Paddle
Replies: 3
Views: 9149

Hi Matt, I have two four piece Aquabound paddles, both 230 cm, one in an aluminum shaft and one in a fiberglass. Both are excellent but the aluminum is heavier and the joints where the blade joins to the shaft get very sticky and can be a real pain to take apart. The fiberglass is a lot lighter and ...
by paddlesheep
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Leashes, anyone? For our Safety
Replies: 10
Views: 17766

Surf and wind are different things. Water carries a lot of weight and power behind it. I wouldn't really want to be attached to my boat at all, especially if it was a hardshell, if I dumped in crashing surf. It doesn't have to be extreme conditions to have the wind take a boat away from you, a light...
by paddlesheep
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Leashes, anyone? For our Safety
Replies: 10
Views: 17766

I almost always use a paddle leash. I've fallen out enough that I'm confident it won't entangle me if I capsized and I've had the unlucky experience of dropping my paddle while getting in and having it quickly get away from me! I think the real danger is that high winds can pick up an unloaded infla...
by paddlesheep
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Which gps do you use / like?
Replies: 6
Views: 10279

I have a Garmin Etrex Venture HC, which is a pretty basic unit, but inexpensive. Colour screen, no memory card (24 mb internal) and the newer high sensitivity receiver. I loaded the Garmin bluechart software and I find it very handy, although the topographic maps give a very usable shoreline map. Th...
by paddlesheep
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: AE Advanced Frame long enough for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 9395

I'm 230, 6 foot and size 12 feet. The advanced frame is manageable, but the expedition is comfortable. I'd go with the expedition.
by paddlesheep
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: How to Tell How Many PSI?
Replies: 3
Views: 9018

Most footpumps won't go too far above 2 psi. Inflate it until you start feeling the pump getting harder to push in. Then pump a bit more and stop. The boat should have a firmness like a tennis ball. The floor should be a bit softer. You should be able to press down on the floor and feel the other si...
by paddlesheep
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Clubs and Meet & Paddle
Topic: Clubs for kayaking ?
Replies: 7
Views: 14091

Hi Racer. Just some friendly advice that sometimes people in paddle clubs can be Judgy McSnobs regarding inflatable kayaks. "Too slow", "unsafe" etc. The truth is that inflatables can't easily keep up with hard shell kayaks. Otherwise they're great. You might also consider craigslist activities sect...
by paddlesheep
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Packlite Spray Skirt - no handle?
Replies: 3
Views: 9320

Mine has a handle?

Not that it needs any help coming off the coaming.
by paddlesheep
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Boat Lists
Replies: 7
Views: 13003

The floor might be the problem but I think you're overinflating it if you're pushing the hand pump until it can't go any more. The boat should be tennis ball firm...you should feel some give when pressing into it.
by paddlesheep
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Kayak Camping along the Rideau Canal
Replies: 2
Views: 8024

Awesome shots Jaygee. I've always wanted to paddle that area some day.