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by JimD
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Strait Edge Kayaks and Canoe
Topic: Looking for a part
Replies: 6
Views: 9621

Do you mean the part that connects to the pump hose, then screws to the spring valve? If so, I believe it's basically a standard 3/4 inch screw connector which is easily available. The problem is the AE version has a 'tongue' inside it that presses the spring valve in for inflation. I saw a 'how to'...
by JimD
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: It ain't just nature that's out to get you!
Replies: 7
Views: 8732

It ain't just nature that's out to get you!

I'm in the process of buying a small (incredibly teeny tiny for all you American-continent readers) campervan, so I can potter around the UK and take my convertible with me. I'm the sort of bloke wot reads up on stuff, so I joined a small motorhome forum, and this was posted just yesterday... http:/...
by JimD
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: My kayaking failure in the Rockaway river(NJ), need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 9729

Wow! looks like you learned a lot in a short time! A couple of questions. Why did you put water bottles in a dry bag? Is the river polluted, so you don't want to risk getting the necks contaminated? If so what were you doing going into it! I assume you had PFD's or you might not have got out at all!...
by JimD
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Gear for Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: used kayak In Singapore
Replies: 2
Views: 6269

Looks like everyone here is happy with theirs. There are a couple of members on here from your area, maybe if you read their threads to see how they bought theirs? or maybe PM them to see if they have any personal contacts they can give you?
by JimD
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Shooting a weir?
Replies: 1
Views: 4246

Shooting a weir?

All my paddling so far has been on lakes or canals, but there's a local river route which has a few weirs on it. Not all of them can be portaged, so I wondered if the convertible would stand up to them. I assume it would need to be used without the backbone, but how about the hull fabric? The weirs ...
by JimD
Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Difference between model years
Replies: 6
Views: 10082

I don't know about your specific years, but when I bought my convertible earlier this year I found it was made in 2008. I sent a question to info@advancedelements.com, and they reassured me that there were no changes from that year. Check the two threads at http://www.advancedelements.com/phpBB2/vie...
by JimD
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: help with backbone installation
Replies: 4
Views: 8230

There's a video at http://youtu.be/Ph3nPKx93Ig

Take a look at all the video's posted by that source, and take a look at the support/video links under the www.advancedelements.com homepage for more info, plus some video's uploaded by other users.

Jim
by JimD
Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Dragonfly 2 and Lagoon 2 Tandem Models
Topic: Lagoon vs. Advancedframe, tandem vs. single..new to kayaking
Replies: 4
Views: 11650

I have a convertible, and when I've gone solo I've only used the centre seat position, but having seen Michel's video at http://www.advancedelements.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1252 , the next time I go out I'm going to try the tandem configuration, but paddling from the rear seat. I might have to ma...
by JimD
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Strait Edge Kayaks and Canoe
Topic: Canoe, I made my own keel
Replies: 6
Views: 10636

That looks like a good idea. Is it easy to get the tag into the bow and stern frame pockets without stripping off the outer skin? The only thing the standard backbone lacks is a positive location system, and you've solved that bit. I have a gen-u-ine AE backbone, but a way of reducing assembly error...
by JimD
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Explodable Inflatables!
Replies: 4
Views: 7630

Explodable Inflatables!

After reading Cindyloos' thread and John's addition, it looks as if over-inflation is more of a problem than I thought. With such low pressures it might not be possible, or perhaps safe, but I was wondering if some sort of pressure relief valve or spring in the main valves would be a good idea? It w...
by JimD
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: It's Been Overinflated! Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 22050

That's good news, Cindyloos now get your brother to buy you a couple of new floors :) I should press for the dropstitch ones to make up for all the faffing about he's made you do! That must have been a heck of a bang John! I bet everyone was looking for a burning tent with gas canisters or something...
by JimD
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: short story (4mn video) with AE 'sweet life in Savoie'
Replies: 4
Views: 7437

Lovely video, and that was a quality picnic!!

What sort of fishing was the angler doing? a long rod, with no reel...
by JimD
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: It's Been Overinflated! Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 22050

Just had a new thought. If the main tubes are damaged as well, you have a couple of pre-shaped kayak skins. Why not see if you can make a frame to fit? Maybe checkout http://www.foldingkayaks.org/WP/?page_id=8 for some links and ideas? Before I bought my AE I considered making a folder, and making t...
by JimD
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: It's Been Overinflated! Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 22050

Did you continue pumping long enough to half inflate the tube? Because I think I'd expect some air to be forced out of the second tube as the first one starts to expand. Maybe try the first stage of inflation, as usual, then try using the deflate inlet on the pump on the second tube, and see if you ...
by JimD
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: is use of thwart optional?
Replies: 5
Views: 7969

From the OED: Thwart ... noun * a structural crosspiece forming a seat for a rower in a boat. preposition & adverb archaic or literary * from one side to another side of; across:[as preposition] :a pink-tinged cloud spread thwart the shore Origin: Middle English thwerte, from the adjective thwert â€...