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by JCOOLEY
Tue May 14, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Is the non-DS Expedition still being made?
Replies: 5
Views: 7861

Re: Is the non-DS Expedition still being made?

AE1009-XE Expedition Elite with Dropstitched floor was introduced in 2017. AE1009-B Expedition Blue was introduced in 2015 as the AE1009-LTD. It was made permanent in 2016 as AE1009-B. This has the standard floor. AE1009-Y Expedition in Yellow ran 2007-2015 and has the standard floor. Whomever you a...
by JCOOLEY
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Backbone interchangeability
Replies: 1
Views: 1699

Re: Backbone interchangeability

The BackBones are specific to each model and are not interchangeable. You would need to get the BackBone for the Expedition if you wished to have it for that model.
by JCOOLEY
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Slight list in the hull
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Re: Slight list in the hull

There could be a few different causes. Check the position of the floor and make sure it is centered and not pushing up one side compared to the other. Also, check to make sure the floor is in the correct way(believe me, many put it in upside down or backwards). The inflation tube on the floor should...
by JCOOLEY
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: AE Stowable Kayak Dolly - AE3010
Replies: 1
Views: 5950

Re: AE Stowable Kayak Dolly - AE3010

Thank you for your post in regards to item AE3010 Kayak Dolly. The issue had been addressed as we found the factory increased the size of the wheel hub which made it difficult for the pin to fit through the hole. Most of the carts that had this issue had the wheels swapped out with wheels that have ...
by JCOOLEY
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Recovering from folded storage
Replies: 1
Views: 2357

Interesting. Not quite sure how you are folding it, but it shouldn't be folded on the Skid plate. Refer to instructions in manual for proper folding technique. https://www.advancedelements.com/client_files/pdf/AE1041_Y%20Manual%203_2017_SM.pdf To straighten it, leave exposed to sunlight to soften th...
by JCOOLEY
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Differences between early model and new AE1007
Replies: 1
Views: 1835

Only differences are the following:
Seat backs are slightly taller
Floor has pressure relief valve
Hardware such as D-Rings and some buckles have been changed
Graphics may be different

That's about it. No major changes have been made since 2006. Only minor cosmetic changes.
by JCOOLEY
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: 10.5 - Considering BB to Dropstitch
Replies: 3
Views: 6890

6'2" Size 13 feet and can fit fine with the DS floor.
With DS, less prone to dragging by a couple of inches.
Kayak does sit slightly higher in water because DS floor is more buoyant than the stock floor.
Using the two together stretches the cover and can cause permanent damage.
by JCOOLEY
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: AdvancedFrame Ultralight
Topic: AF 3022--ultralite question
Replies: 8
Views: 8470

Also, adding the Drop Stitch floor takes away from the purpose of this boat. A lightweight AdvancedFrame that can be taken anywhere and performs as the AdvancedFrame series does. Adding the DS floor adds 6 lbs to the 17.5 and almost puts you at the weight of the SPORT. To each their own though.
by JCOOLEY
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: AdvancedFrame Ultralight
Topic: AF 3022--ultralite question
Replies: 8
Views: 8470

UPDATE

We have put the DS floor in the Ultralite and it seemed to fit ok. It is a little too wide in the stern. It obviously makes the seating area smaller but we were able to fit in with shoes off and the footbrace removed. It will be fine as an option with the note that the seating area/foot room will be...
by JCOOLEY
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Anchoring back of seat
Replies: 1
Views: 2077

When entering the kayak, sit forward 6-12 inches from the back of the seat.
Once in kayak, push back into the seat.
Paddle at an upright position.
If you lay back, the seat will want to slide.
by JCOOLEY
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: AdvancedFrame Ultralight
Topic: AF 3022--ultralite question
Replies: 8
Views: 8470

https://www.advancedelementskayaks.co.uk/article.php/114/new-advancedframe-ultralight-kayak Worked perfectly - much improved on choppy water. I wouldn't use a backbone as there is a different bladder set up (just a left & right tube), rather than normal AF set tube setup. Vortex, Can you provide a ...
by JCOOLEY
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Packing the kayak with gear
Replies: 2
Views: 2271

There should be no issue with replacing the thwart with a sleeping bag in a dry bag. The object of the thwart is to push the side walls out to help fill out the cover. So as long as you are achieving that, you should be fine.
by JCOOLEY
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Sticky and Leaky Spring Valves
Replies: 1
Views: 2073

Valves are welded to the tube from 2006 until present. They cannot be replaced without replacing the tube. Both cases sound odd. Send video of valves to info@advancedelements.com. The cap is not what prevents air from coming out of the valve, it is only to keep debris from getting inside the valve. ...
by JCOOLEY
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Repair a leaking floor patch
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Contact customer Service for better assistance.
info@advancedelements.com
Or you can buy a new floor from the replacement parts section on www.advancedelements.com
by JCOOLEY
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Spray Skirts, Dry Bags, Foot Braces, Seats etc.
Topic: zipper lets water through
Replies: 7
Views: 13164

I see people mentioning periodically the problem with the water getting in through zipper. AE forum moderators provide useful explanation and workarounds ( really appreciated !). I am not sure if I miss something and there a deep reasons for why this cannot be addressed by AE by change in the desig...