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by MDO
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Backbones
Topic: BackBone vs. Dropstitch Floor
Replies: 22
Views: 61408

Agreed

Thanks again Frank! I've had my AdvancedFrame (and my husband's Exped) for 3 years now, and got the DS floors about 3 weeks ago, before heading to a river trip. Initial trial with the DS floor only were fine, but we found that over long paddles, the kayaks were significantly slower without the Backb...
by MDO
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: BackBone vs. Dropstitch Floor
Replies: 22
Views: 61408

ds floor + backbone

Thanks so much for the idea - tried it today, it was awesome. The stiff ds floor seems to allow for a stiffer hull, the backbone distributes the weight along the whole kayak, and does create a better keel. Performance on my advanced rame, and on my husband's Exped were greatly improved.
by MDO
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Backbones
Topic: BackBone vs. Dropstitch Floor
Replies: 22
Views: 61408

Improving keel shape

How about placing a 'noodle' underneath the DS floor???
by MDO
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Backbones
Topic: BackBone vs. Dropstitch Floor
Replies: 22
Views: 61408

Improving keel shape

How about placing a 'noodle' underneath the DS floor (length-wise, to create a keel effect)???
by MDO
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Three-week BC solo trip in AdvancedFrame Convertible in 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 15796

Camping gear

Mikhail - Fantastic trip, and web site-log. I too loved the pic of the bald eagle, and also of the Minke whale.

I was curious - or could not find it on the page - what type of camping gear tent, pad you chose.

Cheers,

Mireille
by MDO
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: AirFusion vs Expedition
Replies: 5
Views: 12177

Exped.=camping

We loaded our compartments, and both decks (front and back) of both our AF (mine) and Exped. (my husband's) for a 2-day camping trip last fall. It worked surprisingly well. The exped. was especially 'loaded', but still was quite maneuverable. It is a great kayak, quite stable even in fairly large wa...
by MDO
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Valve cap string...
Replies: 4
Views: 7607

Capless

I've been going 'cap-less' for the last few outings, all seems well! :D

I will probably try to make up the string though, just to be on the safe side for our long trip! (We are off to MAgdalen Islands next week - and hope to do some ocean paddling!
by MDO
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Advanced Frame or Advanced Frame Sport?
Replies: 8
Views: 10126

AF or AF SPORT

At 6'2'' you should get the 'Expedition', especially if you intend to someday carry a bit of gear with you... my husband (6'1'') had tried my AF, found he was barely afloat (his wieght is around 220lb), and he opted to get the Expedition. He was glad he did.
by MDO
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Airfusion Review
Replies: 14
Views: 29924

Seaworthy???

The 13' Expedition, which is incredibly seaworthy. (...) The Expedition is not quite so fast or maneuverable but is completely at home in rough weather, large waves and swells. It is my "weapon of choice" when going out on the sea in lively conditions. We own both an Exp. and an AF - what do you co...
by MDO
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: AE2013 - IMPROVED DESIGN
Replies: 15
Views: 24425

This fall?

Augh! I had been told they might be available in July.... am still waiting and waiting... :roll:
by MDO
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Valve cap string...
Replies: 4
Views: 7607

Valve cap string...

My husband and I purchased two EA kayaks last year. I got the AF, he got the Expedition. We both love them; I use mine much more often than he does because I am off for the whole summer. The valve caps that are tethered on with a PVC type of material string have broken off on both my main compartmen...
by MDO
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: kayak
Replies: 5
Views: 8404

No probs

We did a fair bit of kayaking in Florida, and including in the Everglades over the Christmas break. There was not a single issue. It was awesome. (We have also kayaked in the Lower St.Lawrence - porpoises and whales! COOL!)
by MDO
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Anyone uses it?
Replies: 1
Views: 5191

Anyone uses it?

We plan to be at a few places this summer where keeping the kayaks inflated, then walking about 1 km would be ideal. I am thinking about the AE cart... Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers!
by MDO
Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 10293

Seats

I am still trying to find out the best alternative seat for our Expedition. my husband, who uses it, is quite tall, and currently finds the present seat to be much too low on the back. Plus it awlays tend to slide down. ANd of course, there is the wet bum issues. I looked at some of the suggested al...
by MDO
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: tall back seats
Replies: 17
Views: 26793

High back seat - 3 Q.

Daddy-O: Would this seat work well in the Advanced Frame? Would it work by just placing it in or how would it attach to the current buckles? Blane - did you get the other seat you have mentionned, and how was it? (My husband has the yellow (long) Advnaced Frame, and the current is is definietly inad...