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by JCOOLEY
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: interchangeable BB
Replies: 3
Views: 3071

rhino wrote:That would be a nice feature for those of us, who owned multiple AdvancedFrame kayaks. I would like to know the answer for this, too.
This is something AE is looking into. The reason it hasn't been done in the past is there hasn't been a demand. But it makes sense so we will see where this goes.
by JCOOLEY
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Backbones
Topic: interchangeable BB
Replies: 3
Views: 3071

Re: interchangeable BB

Snook wrote:Can a 4 section BB from a Convertible be used in a AE Frame 1012 using just 3 sections?
I know this was from awhile ago, but no, it cannot. The pieces are different sizes and 3 pieces from the AE2023-AFC Backbone will not equal the required length for the AE1012 kayak.
by JCOOLEY
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Island Voyage 2
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Only if it is under inflated. I have pushed the weight limits by throwing gear, coolers, kids, etc into it, and it holds firm as long as the pressure is where it is supposed to be. I usually inflate, let it sit in the water for 10 minutes, then top it off. I then monitor it during the day, especiall...
by JCOOLEY
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Island Voyage 2
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

No, I have never heard of such a thing. I think you would be fine as long as you don't smear food on the kayak or leave food in it.
by JCOOLEY
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Island Voyage 2
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

It is a great boat for carrying gear. If you are looking for performance like the Advanced Frame, not as much.
You cannot use a backbone with this kayak.
I personally use it when camping. Great for tendering gear to secluded locations.
by JCOOLEY
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello from Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 3300

Re: AE Sport

Thanks for your suggestion; indeed I am considering also the AE Ultralite because of the weight which is also important for us. I am not finding much feedback on this model however. Before turning to a fully inflatable short kayak I'd like to read more from users. Unfortunately, as far as I can tel...
by JCOOLEY
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Which gps do you use / like?
Replies: 6
Views: 10594

by JCOOLEY
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Rudder
Replies: 1
Views: 1760

The best method would be to have two cable setups. One for tandem and one for Solo. You could get creative and use a cable linking system where you could possibly take out a section of the cable to convert from tandem to solo but you can possibly run into the issue of kinking. We have not tried this...
by JCOOLEY
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Question about expedition inflation with pics
Replies: 4
Views: 3394

It is hard to tell if you are showing just the bottom of the kayak. Flip it over. Pick it up from either end. If it bends, you need more air in the main chamber. If it doesn't bend, you are good to go. Make sure for the floor you add only 1 psi. You can tell by applying moderate pressure to the floo...
by JCOOLEY
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Frustrated with Locking Sleeve
Replies: 11
Views: 4780

When trying to slide the locking sleeve, you need to push down on the poles to line them up straight. There is a misconception that the poles need to come up. That causes them to become unaligned making it difficult to slide the sleeve. The way the poles are designed is they stretch out the cover so...
by JCOOLEY
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Issues/Problems
Topic: Holes at seams
Replies: 1
Views: 2287

by JCOOLEY
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Removing backbone?
Replies: 1
Views: 2140

Make sure the kayak is deflated enough so when you push the button on the shaft, you are able to pull it apart and slide it either forward towards the Bow or backwards toward the Stern. A partial deflation may not be enough because the blade gets hung up on the tube still. Another trick is when you ...
by JCOOLEY
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: AE 1012 DE vs AE1044 DS XL - Dilema
Replies: 1
Views: 2136

The 1044 is made specifically for one retailer only and that is www.airkayaks.com. It is not made for anyone else.
Advanced Elements does specific models for a few customers based on the specs the customers wish to go with.
by JCOOLEY
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Skeg/Rudder on Expedition
Replies: 3
Views: 2835

That is correct because the mount is not sold separate.
by JCOOLEY
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Skeg/Rudder on Expedition
Replies: 3
Views: 2835

For the older Expeditions (pre 2017) you can add the AE4005 Rudder Kit.
The current AE2017 AE1009-XE comes with a rudder mount already attached. You can attach the AE4002 Skeg to it or you can also add the rudder from AE4005.