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Two questions...

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:40 pm
by ffdiver
I just bought an advance frame, my two questions are, one has anyone tried using the lagoon 1 seat in it? I don't find the stock seat. Very comfortable and I can nEver get it to stay in place.

Two what are the clips in the front of the cockpit for?

Actually three questions, how far should I be taking this boat? What's the average mileage to take on during a paddle? 3-4 miles? Less more?

Re: Two questions...

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:40 pm
by dutch clouds
ffdiver wrote:I just bought an advance frame, my two questions are, one has anyone tried using the lagoon 1 seat in it? I don't find the stock seat. Very comfortable and I can nEver get it to stay in place.
Never tried it but if it suits you .... GO!
Two what are the clips in the front of the cockpit for?
A bit of a guess on my part but the clips take the straps that come from the back part of the regular seat.

See the lumbar seat that works in the same way:
http://www.advancedelements.com/otheraccess.html

Actually three questions, how far should I be taking this boat? What's the average mileage to take on during a paddle? 3-4 miles? Less more?
You "should" take your boat on a distance that feels comfortable to you :)

It's completely dependant on the weather, your fitness and experience, the time you have, weakest paddler in a group and what not.

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:20 pm
by PJohanson
Distance? Dutch Clouds is right -- go the distance that feels good.
The first couple of times, plan for a short time on the water and a short distance. That way, you'll learn how you feel after an hour or after a half-mile travelled.
It's really easy to find yourself more tired than you expected and two miles from the place where you were planning to land & pack up, just as a storm rolls in with wind and rain.
These inflatable kayaks are terrific for hardbody athletes as well as aging paddlers or people who aren't strong. We take the boats out for a short time or a long time, and we paddle in sheltered waters or conditions that are a little challenging, depending on our own abilities.
If there were one perfect way to paddle, we'd all paddle only the perfect way. But there are lots of terrific ways to paddle. Any one might noodle around a quiet tiny lake on one day, or on another day go with friends on a ten mile trip down a river with a few Class 2 rapids.

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:21 pm
by ffdiver
OK fair enough, but what are the front clips for?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:50 pm
by PJohanson
Are these clips inside the hull? They're for attaching the seat.