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by rlpugh1
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Strait Edge Kayaks and Canoe
Topic: Standing in Straight Edge
Replies: 2
Views: 4725

To add more stability for standing, you could also get Scotty's No. 302 Kayak Stabilizers and a set of No. 242 Rail Mount Adapters and set it all up on the "arm" parts of the Accessory Frame on the Angler. Here's Scotty's web link:

http://www.scottypaddlesports.com/index.html
by rlpugh1
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: First time and some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 6703

Hi Salas, A few answers to your questions: The front thwart shifts less, or not at all, during the inflation process because of its size. Pole #4 probably helps somewhat with this as well. It's approx double the size of the rear thwart, so its covering more surface area along the main chambers which...
by rlpugh1
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from central Oregon
Replies: 3
Views: 5434

Could you maybe show some pictures of your Husband's setup...how he's sitting in the kayak? The seat for this model is a high-back, so it should not be coming up short unless its sliding under him as he gets in. Also, my dad is 6'6" and has paddled this model with no issues, so it would be helpful t...
by rlpugh1
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Advanced Frame Expedition & Ultralite
Topic: Faulty twist valve on comb - replaceable?
Replies: 3
Views: 5872

The twist valves are replaceable. With that said, they do not often go "bad" so it might be that the valve needs to be re-seated on its base. To do this, twist open the valve (Yellow portion) until its all the way open. Then grasp the tubing that the valve is attached to and press the yellow valve p...
by rlpugh1
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Bravo 2000 inflate valve
Replies: 4
Views: 6807

In all honesty, unless you somehow smash the "newer" AE Spring Valve, there is no need to ever replace them. The Spring Valve is pretty bomb proof. I've got an '08 AFC and the valve is still like new. Glad you found a solution though!
by rlpugh1
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Bravo 2000 inflate valve
Replies: 4
Views: 6807

This older style valve is a two piece "sandwich" design. That means that there is a bottom portion that is inside of the tube and then a top portion which is outside of the tube. The top portion threads into the bottom portion and sandwiches the tube material within it, creating a seal. Over many ye...
by rlpugh1
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 12792

You want a paddle at least 230cm in length to accommodate the width of the kayak. A 4-part paddle would be nice too as it can then pack down inside the bag with the kayak.
by rlpugh1
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 12792

Since you are having a tough time finding one that you can check out, the next best option might be to check out the testimonials from AE Ambassadors. The link directs to the Tsunami Rangers (which hail from your area). They are an extreme sea kayaking squad that have started to use the AFC when the...
by rlpugh1
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: New to this community & getting ready to buy an IK
Replies: 12
Views: 12792

From what you are describing, the AFC would be the perfect choice for your paddling. You will probably want the zip in deck conversions (single and/or double) depending on how often you will be paddling solo or tandem. As far as the DS or Backbone goes, you will want to consider one or the other bec...
by rlpugh1
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: How to pack your Fusion for extended trips.
Replies: 2
Views: 7710

Awesome! Be sure to post about your trip in the stories section. Everyone here loves to read about others' adventures.
by rlpugh1
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from Toronto, Canada - looking to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 10520

Hello TerenceToronto! Welcome to the forum. Here's a little breakdown between the AF 1 and the AF Expedition: You are correct about your observations on tracking. The Expedition is 13 feet (400CM) long vs. the AF 1 which is 10.5 feet (320CM) long. The longer the kayak, the better the tracking and th...
by rlpugh1
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: Inflation: how much is enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 6064

Hello, welcome to the forum! It sounds like you do not have a pressure gauge. So here is the best way to know when it is inflated properly: Main Chambers: Start by partially inflating one of the main chambers (it does not really matter which one) just until the kayak begins to take shape and raise o...
by rlpugh1
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: 2015 Photo Contest
Topic: 2015 Photo Contest Winners
Replies: 0
Views: 17610

2015 Photo Contest Winners

1st Place: Françoise Gervais https://farm1.staticflickr.com/393/19072163884_7b55d1b1b1_z.jpg 1st-Place_AE-2015-Photo-Contest by Advanced Elements , on Flickr 2nd Place: Denise Williams https://farm1.staticflickr.com/475/19548172562_98bbc51263_z.jpg 2nd-Place_AE-2015-Photo-Contest by Advanced Elemen...
by rlpugh1
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: AirFusion, AirFusion Elite, AirFusion EVO
Topic: Difficulty joining #1 and #2 together when installing
Replies: 5
Views: 9776

Hi Kat36

Contact AE customer service and they'll get you a replacement pole at the correct length.

info@advancedelements.com or 707-745-9800
by rlpugh1
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Frame Convertible & Advanced Frame 2
Topic: AE Convertible won't set up straight
Replies: 1
Views: 5098

Looks like the aluminum rib is out of place. The aluminum rib should be seated into black webbing sleeves/pockets located on the top and bottom of the tube cover at the end. Pull the tube and aluminum rib all the way out of that end of the kayak and make sure that the rib is installed into those bla...