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by borisf
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Paddling in Ontario
Replies: 1
Views: 5460

Paddling in Ontario

This spring was long, cold and not very friendly to the paddlers here in Southern Ontario. Nevertheless the season was open on the Georgian bay in Massasoga Provincial Park. Second trip was to the Long lake in Kawartas. Detailed description and pictures on my blog Yaktraveller
by borisf
Sat May 22, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Three-week BC solo trip in AdvancedFrame Convertible in 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 16082

P.S. Mikhail, look at these sites. It's not about kayaking, but about photography. Andrei is an old friend of mine.
http://www.serdcesayan.ru
http://www.katunskiy.ru
by borisf
Sat May 22, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Three-week BC solo trip in AdvancedFrame Convertible in 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 16082

Hi Mikhail, Fantastic trip, fantastic pictures! Congratulations! Your experience inspires others and shows advantages of Advanced Frame Kayaks once again. I myself put everything needed for two of us for the overnight trip into my AF Convertible (West Marine too), but your pictures showing numerous ...
by borisf
Wed May 12, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Fishing set-up (Updated 08th Jan 2011)
Replies: 330
Views: 319420

Your list is really impressive! I don't know numbers for inflatable kayaks in Canada but it can be comparable. You know - it's canoe country. But for many urban people residing in building apartments inflatable is the only choice and I'm sure AE is the best. Following me my friends in Seattle, WA al...
by borisf
Sun May 09, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Kayaking Adventures
Replies: 170
Views: 239012

Thank you for sharing this important experience. I read it carefully knowing that one day it could be of use for me too. It's well written and I have only one question: what type of duct tape did you use? By the way, I recently tested the new AE Rapid Up Sail. Pictures and video are at: http://yaktr...
by borisf
Fri May 07, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Opening a Season
Replies: 3
Views: 7182

Two more trips end of April, beginning May! Bottle (Lake) uncorked! And then the new AE Rapid Up Sail tested on the Indian River near Warsaw (Ontario, not Poland). More details and Pictures on http://yaktraveller.blogspot.com/ http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MNwYYCFkqrk/S-H4GcDm4HI/AAAAAAAACC0/nNwJXrG3Jf4...
by borisf
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Aue and Hunte (Germany)
Replies: 3
Views: 6892

Hi diemonde, I looked at your blog and I like it! I used to cycle in rural Germany (near Tuebingen) and can imagine how nice it is to paddle through those small German rivers. Here in Canada we mostly are dying for wilderness after the whole week in downtown Toronto :-)
by borisf
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 10493

Thank you for bookmarks and explanations! You are so generous! I read it and I think I can go ahead with my idea because restrictions aren't too strong for the recreational Inherently Buoyant Life jackets (foam panels). In any case I'll obviously test them in summer when the water will be warmer :-)...
by borisf
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Kayak Sail - RapidSail Has Arrived
Replies: 18
Views: 29239

Thank you for the nice video! I just received a call from local AE dealer - my sail is in store! I cannot wait to Saturday when I'll pick up it! Especially after your video! Judging from the water purling at the board your speed was great! Thanks to AE people supplying us with the new "toy". :-)
by borisf
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Fishing set-up (Updated 08th Jan 2011)
Replies: 330
Views: 319420

Hi Pearly, sorry to learn about your injury. Though not in kayak for a while, stay with us on this forum. I like your posts and pictures.
by borisf
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 10493

Good point, PJohanson. I never thought about legal issues and PFD certification. Generally it might be serious not so much at inspection as at any insurance issues. Anyway almost any PFD doesn't cover my waist and in some way interfere with the seat back (I'm 6' with the long back). On the other sid...
by borisf
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 10493

Hi diemonde, You are right, but I didn't use spray skirt on the flat water and some minor amount of water went into kayak from the paddles (It's common problem almost everybody mentioned on this forum). This is not my invention to put something like air-cushion under the seat. My invention is to put...
by borisf
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 10493

I'm going to use my life jacket as an additional support for my back. The jacket I have was bought at the Canadian Tire (~$39) and has a thick and rigid enough back but is short for me and even interfere with the back of the seat. My idea is simply to cut jacket on the shoulders and insert an additi...
by borisf
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Opening a Season
Replies: 3
Views: 7182

Opening a Season

Hi everybody! I proud to announce that I opened Inflatable Kayak Season in Ontario on April 3. It's unusually early for us (unlike Singapore or Dominican Rep etc). You can find a short report in my blogs at : http://yaktraveller.blogspot.com/2010/04/season-is-open.html and/or http://www.outdoorsica....
by borisf
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Sail Accessory
Replies: 27
Views: 31600

Jeremy,
So can I order on-line from Advanced Elements directly or through the dealer? Which one?
Thank you,
Boris