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by rlpugh1
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Better bag for the convertible
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Better bag for the convertible

The AE3011 KayakPack would be a good solution as is has stowable backpack shoulder straps. See here: https://www.advancedelements.com/watertech-gear/travel-bags/ It is the same exact size at the duffel that you already have for the convertible though. With that said, if you reverse your pump and suc...
by rlpugh1
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: New member from Saugerties, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: New member from Saugerties, NY

Hi Mike, welcome to the forum. There are very detailed setup instructions in the owner's manual...it's located inside the duffel bag on the side wall in a clear pocket.
by rlpugh1
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Newbie - Tips for folding and stowing
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: Newbie - Tips for folding and stowing

Reversing all of the air out of the kayak by using your pump will help a great deal.
by rlpugh1
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Repair question
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Please contact customer service at info@advancedelements.com for help with this. Include your Hull ID # for the best assistance. The Hull ID is the serial number starting with the letters XZE on the stern of the kayak.
by rlpugh1
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: StraitEdge Angler, StraitEdge Angler PRO
Topic: New to fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 548

The Angler PRO is a whole other animal in comparison to the SE2. The major differences that make it "Angler" ready are: A drop-stitch floor which enables the paddler to easily stand up and sight cast. The rigid DS Floor is a rock solid platform for standing. A wider stance for added stability while ...
by rlpugh1
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Can you persude me NOT to buy the Expedition Elite?
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Hi Ross, Depending on your height, the Expedition Elite would be a great yak for what you have described. We have had someone as tall as 6'6" in an Expedition with room to spare up front. The cargo area behind the seat is very large. The weight capacity should suit you as well at 450 lbs. Of course,...
by rlpugh1
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Trimming weight for hiking with AFE
Replies: 1
Views: 807

You could do that. The reason for that pole is to create deck lift and a peaked deck for water shed. Without the pole. the kayak shape will just round around the front thwart. Either than that, you should be fine. I would recommend setting it up that way and going out for a short paddle to confirm a...
by rlpugh1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: AdvancedFrame Ultralight
Topic: AF 3022--ultralite question
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

Vortex...really, you paddled the Ultralite with a DS floor in it? Could you provide some pics? We did extensive measurements and determined that you cannot properly fit a DS floor in the Ultralite. On the other hand, you can fit a backbone in there.
by rlpugh1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: entering and exiting and expedition elite Kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Hi dabblerwilliamb, No you do not. The fin will be fine.
by rlpugh1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: 2 adults + 1 kid in the AdvancedFrame 2 (not Convertible)
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

13' is a short boat for putting more than 2 people in it, even if it is a child. Secondly, all AE kayaks are Coast Guard certified for a maximum of 1 to 2 person/s depending on the model so we cannot advise using the kayak beyond the rated passenger capacity of 2 people.
by rlpugh1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Replacement Zip slider
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Please contact AE Customer Service at info@advancedelements.com.
by rlpugh1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: Backbone vs Dropstich + Rudder
Replies: 1
Views: 1802

Hello, Ok, here's some thoughts/suggestions for you: First, if you are experiencing a lot of flex, to the point of taco-ing, there's a chance that your kayak is under-inflated or the weight limit is being pushed. In really rough seas, you will experience the rolling motion of the swells under you bu...
by rlpugh1
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Choosing between Elite and new Evo
Replies: 3
Views: 2846

Simplified set-up, more rigidity due to the drop-stitch air chambers, and a smoother more hydrodynamic outer skin are the improvements/advantages of the EVO. The "turning" and "drifting" problems that you have mentioned are in reference to the main air chambers being out of alignment. This misalignm...
by rlpugh1
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Choosing between Elite and new Evo
Replies: 3
Views: 2846

Hi Serge, We chose to change from PVC Tarpaulin to PU Tarpaulin because PU is more supple so it smooths out better which creates a more hydrodynamic outer skin. Due to PU costing much more than PVC, the Elite will retain the use of PVC Tarpaulin in it's construction. We have not found the PU Tarpaul...
by rlpugh1
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Aluminum rib replacement?
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Those are not parts that are commonly replaced. Call customer service @: 707-745-9800