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by micahgee
Thu May 26, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Gear for Sale/Wanted
Topic: Airfusion and AF1 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 5519

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by micahgee
Wed May 18, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Gear for Sale/Wanted
Topic: Airfusion and AF1 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 5519

Airfusion and AF1 for sale

Airfusion - 500 OBE

AF1 - 275 OBE

Both boats are well used but in good working condition with no major damage and only some fading and minor marks. The Fusion was sent into Advanced Elements for replacement of main sponsons.

Buyer pays for shipping, pics available when new digicam arrives
by micahgee
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: AirFusion Bow & Stern titled ~2"
Replies: 15
Views: 23654

I agree. The alignment of the velcro patches could be explained in further detail to avoid twisting. Please make it clear exactly how to align everything in picture form because otherwise you are dooming your customers to have to constantly fiddle with their Fusions in order to get them looking stra...
by micahgee
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: AirFusion Bow & Stern titled ~2"
Replies: 15
Views: 23654

Sadly, with little update, the performance minded kayaker really has to look elsewhere for a collapsible sea kayak.

Without any kind of tracking aid, it will never rival the tracking of a hard-shell.
by micahgee
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Pics of my mods - foot brace, console, seat enhancements ...
Replies: 2
Views: 5979

I signed up for a shutterfly account but still can't see the pictures arg.

Could you post some pictures on the forum, use the Image thingy
by micahgee
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: AirFusion: 1; Folbot: 0
Replies: 5
Views: 9889

sounds like fun! The FUS seems much better than those Folboats =) In terms of a rudder, when there is a strong (15kt+) wind, the tendency to weathercock does require different paddling strokes. Unfortunately, In my experience one tends to overuse one side or another as the boat is constantly being p...
by micahgee
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: FUS: Care and Feeding Of, and Tips
Replies: 7
Views: 9900

The agility is nice I agree! Its much more fun to take the FUS for a spin than my AF1. The FUS is so light and nimble it runs circles around the AF1 (that my friend was paddling). Still, glad to hear to are having fun with it. For an affordable and simple design, its remarkably fast for an inflatabl...
by micahgee
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: FUS: Care and Feeding Of, and Tips
Replies: 7
Views: 9900

"Once I win the lotto, you'll find me kayaking in the northern passage, Patagonia, Scandinavia, off South Africa, Mediterranean, island-hopping from the Bay of Bengal through the South Pacific, Lake Baikal in Russia and then maybe from Siberia to Alaska across the strait! " Unfortunately the Airfusi...
by micahgee
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Camping with the Fusion
Replies: 5
Views: 9140

In terms of the front zipper, its too hard to fit anything (or be able to take out) in there because of the pole in the way. The rear storage compartment has a surprising amount of space, provided your items have a diameter of around 4" or less. I can fit a wisperlite, fuel bottle, minicook set, eve...
by micahgee
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Stability issues
Replies: 9
Views: 8902

The Advanced Frames had a molded skeg that seems to do a pretty good job of keeping you straight even in the wind. A canoe for instance has no tracking aid (i'm sure someone has put a rudder on one but still) so it would get blown around a lot more than a Frame. In addition most canoes are relativel...
by micahgee
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Fishing set-up (Updated 08th Jan 2011)
Replies: 330
Views: 317292

Wow those are some gigantic sailfish!

Great photo of the kayak with the jumping sailfish off the bow!
by micahgee
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: FUS: Care and Feeding Of, and Tips
Replies: 7
Views: 9900

lee johnson, After a few more tries I think I got it pretty good. However, I was talking about the aligment of the opposing velcro pads, because they are not of the same size. So, one could "velcro" it in but still be misaligned. I wanted a picture of the little velcro square attached to the bigger ...
by micahgee
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: FUS: Care and Feeding Of, and Tips
Replies: 7
Views: 9900

After having some sponson leaking woes, Advanced Elements has put together a new Fusion for me but I still have some problems with the alignment. One sailcloth (set of 2 sponsons) tends to ride "higher" than the other side. The alignment of the velcro tabs on the stern, midsection and bow with the s...
by micahgee
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Stability issues
Replies: 9
Views: 8902

Just for comparison, I am about to buy a rental Eddyline Fathom (16'5" x 22") to have a hardshell to zoom around in. For beginners, children and those without good balance, its a good idea to start with the wider sit-on-top hardshell kayaks or an Advanced Frame. The Advanced Frame convertible is an ...
by micahgee
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Stability issues
Replies: 9
Views: 8902

look at the "choosing a kayak" section to give you an idea of dimensions. In terms of stability the Advanced Frame line runs at a wide 32" beam with lots of air that results in a extremely stable boat. Define "typical" hardshell? The Advance Frame line is very comparable to a similarly sized hard sh...