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by Richard
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Any difference with AE1002, AE1004, 1012, etc. (AFrame 10.5)
Replies: 8
Views: 20943

AF1012 and others

KayakJack: I can't speak for the other models you mentioned, but I highly recommend the AF1012. I've had it for about 1 month and taken it out several times in varying water conditions. Overall, it is an excellent inflatable with far more positive features than negative. It is very good value for yo...
by Richard
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Dragonfly 2 and Lagoon 2 Tandem Models
Topic: Dragonfly2
Replies: 9
Views: 19032

"Arch Support for Sagging Dragonfly Deck"

I was wondering if you might try something like this that might work for a flexible, yet firm arch support that you speak about: Visit your local building supply store and they will probably have aluminium rulers/yard or meter sticks that could be cut to the desired length. Most suppliers have flat ...
by Richard
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Backbones
Topic: "Home Made" Backbone?
Replies: 2
Views: 10118

How about trying pvc pipe?? Easy to work with and it will break if there is too much stress.......rather than punching a hole in the boat...... Eric: Never thought about PVC. It might also work but it is fairly flexible and as such, may not provide the desired rigidity. Its lower cost and being eas...
by Richard
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: "Home Made" Backbone?
Replies: 2
Views: 10118

"Home Made" Backbone?

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has considered making or has already made a backbone for their kayak. I have not actually seen one - other than in photos - but it seems like it would not be that difficult to fabricate. I would think that a decent piece of aluminium tubing cut to the...
by Richard
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Paddles
Topic: paddles
Replies: 5
Views: 12156

Paddle length

You will get a variety of answers about your question and there are "formulas" that you can use as a guide to determine what length of paddle you should consider. I would suggest that you also consider the WEIGHT of the paddle when buying. There are quite a few cheap aluminium paddles out there that...
by Richard
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Paddling Alone
Replies: 6
Views: 14257

International orders from REI

Chris: You might also want to check out REI a US-based retailer of outdoor supplies and equipment - including the Advanced Frame kayak. They ship worldwide and by looking at their international shipping costs, they seem fairly reasonable. Go to their website : www.rei.com and following the "Shipping...
by Richard
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: Paddling Alone
Replies: 6
Views: 14257

Dragonfly vs Advanced Frame

Chris: My wife and I just purchased 2 Advanced Frame Kayaks. We also looked at buying the Dragonflys but decided to go with the larger Advanced Frames. They were purchased in Canada at a local retailer but there wasn't a huge difference in price. In my opinion, you might be better off with the large...
by Richard
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Tear Aid vinyl repair patch
Replies: 4
Views: 12271

Tear Aid vinyl repair patch

:?: In a previous post, it was mentioned that a product called Tear Aid, a self-adhesive patch, was recommended for small holes, etc. in the vinyl. Which retail stores carry this product and is Tear Aid also available in Canada ( at which store??)?? ( In error, I posted this question in the wrong fo...
by Richard
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Vinyl repair
Replies: 4
Views: 7940

Vinyl Repair - Tear Aid

You recommended the use of Tear Aid, a self-adhesive patch, to repair small holes in the vinyl. Which retail stores carry this product and is it also available in Canada?