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by SF48
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: FORUM COSTRUCTION
Replies: 25
Views: 28190

O/K, so we (sf48,kayakjack,waddle) will be the self-appointed (apply baritone voice over here);forum development review committee. Sounds very important, eh? :lol:

Looking forward to the first draft to be submitted for review. :wink:
by SF48
Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: FORUM COSTRUCTION
Replies: 25
Views: 28190

I belong to a few forums, and have found that one thing to try and avoid is the creation of too many categories. Most have more than this one, but this one is nice because you can easliy browse everything quickly. One that I belong to has so many categories that it has complicated matters to the poi...
by SF48
Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Boston Harbor, Inner Harbor and Spectacle Island Paddle
Replies: 0
Views: 5130

Boston Harbor, Inner Harbor and Spectacle Island Paddle

Having been paddling my Advanced Elements kayaks since 2006, I've been trying to record the adventures in pictures since the beginning. I;ve decided to go back to '06 and start posting photo reports of the trips that I took pictures on. I hope to eventually work my way up to the present and then sha...
by SF48
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Inflation & Valves
Topic: Is it necessary to inflate chambers 6&7/8&9
Replies: 4
Views: 10047

Don't forget that they just might provide that last little bit of flotation that saves your butt in the event of an air leak in another chamber. :wink:
by SF48
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: kid in Dragonfly
Replies: 5
Views: 8620

Sorry about the silly quote box mixup...could somebody please be so kind as to explain to me how that darn thing works??? I'd appreciate it! I've been a member of various forums for years and still haven't figured it out. :oops:
by SF48
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: kid in Dragonfly
Replies: 5
Views: 8620

Re: kid in Dragonfly

PJohanson wrote: (Hide the car keys when he turns ten and can reach the pedals.)

LOL! Hide 'em now and keem 'em hidden! My son had his first car accident at around two years old...standing on the seat of a friends truck that he was able to pop into nuetral and roll into car in front of him. :shock:
by SF48
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: New Member here...
Replies: 4
Views: 7003

Thanks KayakJack, looking forward to being a part of the community! 8)
by SF48
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: self rescue
Replies: 5
Views: 7273

Sounds interesting, PJohanson! :idea: I'll have to give that method a try. Hopefully the rolling over part is less tricky than it sounds. :roll:
by SF48
Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: AE Advanced Frame long enough for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 9621

I'm 6', about 210#'s, size 11 feet. I own both the AF and the Expedition. In the AF I have to fold the floor about 6" back at the rear, and even then it takes a little getting used to the cramped foot space...mine are right up against the main tube and I often put one foot on top of the other for a ...
by SF48
Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: AdvancedFrame Tracking and deck question
Replies: 13
Views: 16537

I've found that to reduce the water getting into the boat through the bow zipper, I keep a towel folded lenghtwise under the bow cords. I've included a couple of pics where you can see what I mean from a paddle w/my son earlier this year. The towel absorbs the bow splash, then I just wring it out at...
by SF48
Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: self rescue
Replies: 5
Views: 7273

I've been over, and these boats let remarkably little water in in the capsize, and are easily flipped back upright. I've found that I can get my chest up on the bow, then swing one leg up, then the other, and be lying face down on the boat like you are riding a sled. Then I drop my knees into the co...
by SF48
Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: New Member here...
Replies: 4
Views: 7003

Thanks! Yep, I carry a bilge pump, paddle float, bow light, etc. on my coastal adventures. I always have an air pump and patch kit on board, no matter where I'm going, but on most of my inland river trips I don't carry all the self-rescue gear. I expect to be able to get to the river bank if I go ov...
by SF48
Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: New Member here...
Replies: 4
Views: 7003

New Member here...

Hi All, New member here from SE Massachusetts. Have been a big fan of AE kayaks for a couple of years now. I live in a great area for the sport, and have quick access to many rivers and lakes, and great coastal paddling. I bought 2 AE's in '06, and added another in '07. I now have two Advanced Frame...