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Expedition 13'

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:19 pm
by jay ray
I'm going to be a newbie to kayaking.

It's getting harder and harder to throw the canoe on top. The Expedition looks like the best solution.

I'm wondering what experienced folks like best in the Expedition and why:

Regular floor with backbone?

Drop-stitch high pressure floor?


Thanks for your replies and advice.

Re: Expedition 13'

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:40 pm
by Alex
jay ray wrote:I'm going to be a newbie to kayaking.

It's getting harder and harder to throw the canoe on top. The Expedition looks like the best solution.

I'm wondering what experienced folks like best in the Expedition and why:

Regular floor with backbone?

Drop-stitch high pressure floor?


Thanks for your replies and advice.
It is highly portable, inexpensive, durable and stable in water.

I prefer the AE10.5 though, because it is lighter and more agile in water.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:32 am
by jay ray
Thanks Alex,

If I want to camp a canoe can hold a huge load.

I'm thinking I need the 13' Expedition at a minimum.

I'll have to learn to get by on much less gear, like a bicyclist who covers long distances. I hear they can make do with one hundred pounds.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:23 pm
by Alex
jay ray wrote:Thanks Alex,

I hear they can make do with one hundred pounds.
Much much more than that...

MODEL AE1009-Y
COLOR YELLOW/GRAY
LENGTH 13’
WIDTH 32"
WEIGHT 42 LBS. (19 KG)
PERSON/S 1
MAX. WEIGHT 450 LBS. (204 KG)
CHAMBERS 9
FOLDED SIZE 31" X 16" X 10"

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:32 pm
by PJohanson
I just went river camping this August in an Expedition, with less than 50 pounds of gear. Didn't need to strap anything to the deck but the empty bag for the kayak, rolled up! see trip report on the forum, or at www.kayakyak.blogspot.ca search Red Deer River