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by dutch clouds
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Two questions...
Replies: 4
Views: 8807

Re: Two questions...

I just bought an advance frame, my two questions are, one has anyone tried using the lagoon 1 seat in it? I don't find the stock seat. Very comfortable and I can nEver get it to stay in place. Never tried it but if it suits you .... GO! Two what are the clips in the front of the cockpit for? A bit ...
by dutch clouds
Wed May 30, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Drop stitch floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 12787

Thank you for your reply. I already have the Backbone so I guess I'm set. I WILL SPEND A BIT MORE TIME GETTING EVERYTHING CENTERED BETTER. One observation is that the floor seems to not fit evenly over the BB and under the front and rear tubes. I think I may have inflated it to much so it was hard ...
by dutch clouds
Tue May 29, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Feedback for Updated Site
Topic: Every product with both metric and US details.
Replies: 0
Views: 9377

Every product with both metric and US details.

A company that likes to sell outdoor products world wide should give dimensions and weights both in US and metric scale for all their products. If you agree with that ...well, there is room for improvement. Weight: 2.9 lbs. Length: 230 cm. Packable Length: 25.5" As I'm from Europe, I will have to go...
by dutch clouds
Tue May 22, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Advanced Frame Convertible?
Replies: 9
Views: 13782

All back-bones fit the duffle bag. So yes, they are the break down type. A dropstich floor looks the preferred option if your main water is WW1 and WW2. The kayak with backbone will be faster and it's tracking better on other adventures. As I only own an Expedition with a backbone .... based on comm...
by dutch clouds
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: DECK ZIPPER REPAIR
Replies: 8
Views: 15247

The BBCode provided by Flickr allready has the [IMG] tags. So yes if you skip the Img button on this board parts. Just paste the link in between your other text and use the Preview option to test. If you quote my previous post, without submitting!, you see what it looks like.
by dutch clouds
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: DECK ZIPPER REPAIR
Replies: 8
Views: 15247

Re: Zipper Pull Repair

Does anyone see a reason there isn't a picture here? From Flickr: The direct link to a photo file is no longer shown on the page. Per the Flickr Community Guidelines "pages on other websites that display content hosted on flickr.com must provide a link from each photo or video back to its page on F...
by dutch clouds
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Kayak Sail - RapidSail Has Arrived
Replies: 18
Views: 33368

At my end the above link is not available anymore. The footage seems to be re-upped here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjWwsqai ... re=related
by dutch clouds
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: AirFusion vs Expedition
Replies: 5
Views: 14216

Some thoughts on the subject from an Expedition owner.

I would not be concerned about cargo space in the Fusion if you have the right equipment and experience. My camping gear and food for lightweight summer trips of 4-5 days in the mountains fits into a 30 liter daypack. There is space behind the bladders as well which you can access after you reached camp.

My main concern about the Fusion would be durability and behavior in strong winds. Small poles, high pressure, new model, reports …

The Expedition is too wide for my taste as well, 6â€￾ tall, but humans easily adjust. A longer paddle and/or body rotation will help so does investing in a lightweight paddle. I find 15 mile trips in the Expedition well within its range. A sore butt is the only “problemâ€￾ compared to a hard-shell. The seat is too soft and unlike a hard-shell does not “glideâ€￾.

The weight of the expedition should definitely be taken into account. If you see yourself walking more than a few hundred yards you better have a healthy back and the right mindset. I use a lightweight barrel carrier with extended straps that fits the duffel bag. Camping gear goes in front before my breast. I limit the walk inns/outs to some five miles.

Finally, the Expedition is not watertight and if you seal the silly zips of the Fusion "permanently" this vessel might be, a great bonus.
by dutch clouds
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: twist lock vavles
Replies: 3
Views: 6368

I was unable to buy the AE pump at the store in the Netherlands and had to go for the next best, a Bravo 4 Alu from Scoprega Italy that at least fits to the main valves. I have to pump the small ones with a hand attached, the inside of the endpiece is too large. Not a big deal in my opinion. As a pu...
by dutch clouds
Tue May 05, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: How safe at sea?
Replies: 10
Views: 14472

This question should be answered by an experienced seakayakker but as this thread is still incomplete I will give you my 2 cents. On the seaworthiness of a trunk. A big trunk with some big branches is very stable and will not sink. Does this make the trunk seaworthy? As it might reach land in France...
by dutch clouds
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Fitting a AE1012 or Expedition
Replies: 2
Views: 5763

Hi DMatz, Both kayaks have the same width and I did not notice a difference there. A close fit is a big plus in my opinion as it gives you more control! The close fit in the 10" must have to do with the length. The 13" expedition is longer on the inside as well. Biggest plus if you are looking for c...
by dutch clouds
Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: "Skeg with a Keg": Solution to Expedition Tracking
Replies: 2
Views: 6359

I read this article before I tested the 10" advanced frame and the 13" expedition on the water last week. So I had my doubts. My experience with backbone in both and without luggage: the 10" goes a bit from left to right so you will have to adjust your stroke a bit when using force. The expedition t...
by dutch clouds
Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Advanced Frame or the AF Expedition?
Replies: 5
Views: 14145

I tested both with a backbone at Bever Zwerfsport in Almere last week and bought de 13" expedition. Advantages of the 10" IMO: less bulk and weight and a bit more manouvrable. Advantages of the expedition over the 10": It is faster due to length and body shape. The seating position with adjustable f...