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by krystofr
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Paddling with kids
Replies: 5
Views: 6366

Like Pearly said, your kids will fit just fine. The only issue is that that AE kayaks are slightly on the wide side, so smaller kids might have a hard time getting good strokes in because of the reach. They'll fit inside the convertible easily, however. The AE is a good choice for younger kids, thou...
by krystofr
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: stand up fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 5222

I wouldn't recommend it, but if you do, please have your video camera ready!
by krystofr
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: New Here
Replies: 6
Views: 6895

Don't worry about your weight. I had the same debate with the same two kayaks and I know I made the right choice. It's as simple as this: If you plan on kayak tandem with somebody else 50+% of the time, get the convertible. If you will will be kayaking on your own, get the expedition.
by krystofr
Fri May 21, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Three-week BC solo trip in AdvancedFrame Convertible in 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 15873

This is a pretty impressive trip report! It must have been a pretty surreal experience to be out for 21 days solo. I enjoyed your photographs, especially the bald eagles. I always love when kayakers get a photo of one, because it's a great testament to the efforts of bringing them back from the brin...
by krystofr
Thu May 06, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Lost valve cover
Replies: 3
Views: 7656

Thanks for the tip! I was able to find the nut, but like yours, it's no longer able to "dangle" and I'm worried about losing it. Is there a way I can reconnect it somehow?
by krystofr
Wed May 05, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Lost valve cover
Replies: 3
Views: 7656

Lost valve cover

I seem to have lost the threaded plastic valve cover (chamber 2) after the thin plastic string it hangs from broke. Is this something that's completely necessary? Is there a way to replace it?
by krystofr
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: AdvancedFrame Tracking and deck question
Replies: 13
Views: 16305

Same problem here with my Expedition. I've read every post on this forum pertaining to the kink issue. I put the ribs in correctly, pushed the partially-inflated tubes out with my feet, have good pressure, etc. It's like the tubes inside are simply too long for the kayak. Is it possible I just got a...
by krystofr
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Removing pump while inflating
Replies: 3
Views: 6653

It's not even one complete turn - you just turn it enough so that it either stays in (for deflation) or pops out (for inflation).
by krystofr
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Removing pump while inflating
Replies: 3
Views: 6653

You are inflating it with the valve in the "deflate" position. Read your manual. You need to push the valve in and rotate until it is extended - the "inflate" position. Now when you pump, the air will stay inside. Then when you push the valve in, you can rotate it the other way to the deflate positi...
by krystofr
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Spray skirt issue
Replies: 10
Views: 18565

Would it be better to try the spray skirt OVER my pfd? I just don't understand why it doesn't fit better. Anyone else have the same problem? Is the product just poorly designed? Like I said, I am a size 36 waist, it's not like I'm Olive Oyl!
by krystofr
Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: Spray skirt issue
Replies: 10
Views: 18565

Spray skirt issue

Well I just got my packlite sprayskirt. The opening for my torso seems way too big (I have a size 36 waist). I can eventually pull the cord tight enough to resemble a "fit", but there's so much tension in the fabric that the clasp isn't strong enough to hold it back, and it ultimately slides back do...
by krystofr
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: "Taco" in the middle
Replies: 3
Views: 8057

"Taco" in the middle

1) I just got an AE Expedition and I'm trying to determine if I've inflated the main chambers correctly. I listened to some advice on the forum and tried picking it up from end. I noticed no folding or "taco"ing. BUT, when I gently shake it up in down in the air I notice it start to fold near where ...