Fishing set-up (Updated 08th Jan 2011)

AE1009-R Ultralite(2006)
AE1009-Y Advanced Frame Expedition(2007-Present)

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Post by AhFok » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:50 am

Ouch!! That must hurt alot... Hope u get well soon. This thread need u around. (:

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Post by dspid2404 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:08 pm

Coming to this late but I'm sorry to hear about your fall. Take care of yourself and heal up soon.

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Post by rsimpson » Mon May 03, 2010 2:37 pm

Get well soon.

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Post by Pearly » Mon May 10, 2010 9:21 pm

You GOTTA be kidding me!

I had a mail from USPS that they were trying to deliver a parcel. Funny, I'm not expecting anything! I checked and it was sent from Air Kayaks. Even more funny, as I had not ordered anything - there must be some mistake!

The parcel came today......

I can't believe it!!! A Rapid Up Sail???? The card says

"Hello Ian -
A "get well" gift from Lee Johnson, Air Kayaks, Advanced Elements and the entire Advanced Elements Forum!"

I am shaking as I type this - literally!! I can't beleive you guys could be so generous!! I am truly humbled by your generosity!

Now I'm praying for my pelvis to heal quick so I can get back out on the water!!! I'll see the doc on Friday and hope he tells me I'm well on the road to recovery!

I can't thank you enough!!! But your still gonna have to wait a while for the next fishing report!

My sincere, humble thanks to all of you!

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Post by diemonde » Tue May 11, 2010 1:06 am

Hi Pearly,

What a nice thought. Besides it being a get-well-soon gift. I really think you deserve it. You really have shown a lot of people how to fish from a Kayak. I recently received an e-mail from someone who always fished from a regular boat and now bought an AE to use it for fishing as well (after some practice in the kayak).

I hope you doctor will bring good news this Friday.

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Post by dspid2404 » Tue May 11, 2010 4:57 am

That was really nice. The more I deal with these people the more I like them. You are going to enjoy using the sail. From your videos your conditions are perfect for a sail.

So, since you now have one, and have an Expedition as I do, the one thing I have noticed is that the clips that hook to the d-rings on the deck are difficult to get off. I am thinking about trimming the "flap" part of the clip back just a little bit so it would be easier to get off. See what you think. Also we (the forum) need to come up with a jig of some sort to tie the lines to. You will know what I mean when you rig it up.

I have the deck lift you designed (works great) with a few modifications. I'll show that to you once I get my camera back.

Enough for now. Enjoy the sail. Soon I hope.

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Post by torres77 » Tue May 11, 2010 8:02 am

That was a really nice gesture from AE!
Pearly, I'm sure you would be motivated to recover fast and try out the sail!

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Post by Pearly » Wed May 12, 2010 5:43 am

When I started this adventure, I initially had a lot of resistance from the local fisho's - firstly to kayak fishing and mostly for fishing from an inflatable! My initial posts were to show that it was possible and then that it could be productive. Many people here live in apartments, so cannot find storage for hardshells - the quality, affordability and usability of the AE kayaks made it possible for others to enjoy this form of fishing. The fact that so many guys here have bought AE kayaks just re-affirms it.

The first record of kayak fishing in Singapore comes from a guy whose nick is Skunk. He started with an Ocean Kayak and later converted to inflatables last year - he bought two StraightEdge II's with the intention of taking others out.

He was followed by Sailfish5725 on his FeelFree hard shell. We were both looking at kayak fishing at the same time and the interest was stirred up. Just took me a little while to research for the best inflatable available for the money.

So how many do we have on this small island?

Skunk (Ocean Kayak in 2006 and Advanced Elements StraightEdge x 2 in 2009) - 3
Sailfish5725 (FeelFree) Jan 2009 - 1
Pearly (AE Expedition) Mar 2009 - 1
Leon (Malibu X-13) Apr 2009 - 1
Suntan (AE Convertible) Apr 2009 - 1
kurt03 (AE Expedition) Mid 2009 - 1
Ocar (AE 10.5 Convertible) Jun 2009 - 1
ybong (AE Expedition) Jun 2009 - 1
Shimrec03 (AE Convertible) Jun 2009 - 1
Aerlex78 (AE Convertible) Jun 2009 - 1
Chiakchua (AE Convertible) 5 Jul 2009 - 1
babymerv5 (Airis Angler + Ocean Kayak) Aug 2009 - 2
Mathew (AE 10.5) Aug 2009 - 1
bond77 (AE Convertible) Aug 2009 - 1
Robin(AE Convertible) Aug 2009 - 1
Dave K.Q (AE Convertible?) Aug 2009 - 1
AlexNo1 (AE 10.5 & Expedition) Oct 2009 - 2
Kenny(AE Expedition) Nov 2009 - 1
Livaio (AE Expedition) Novr/Dec 2009 - 1
Josh (Hobie iS12) Nov 2009 - 1
Redshadow (Malibu Mini X), End 2009 - 1
rc1q2w3e4r (Crow Wing Pro-Angler) Jan 2010 - 1
all-hookedup (AE Convertible) Feb 2010 - 1
ahfok (AE Convertible) Feb 2010 - 1
Starlee (AE Expedition) Feb2010 - 1
mzac (AE 10.5 & Expedition) Feb 2010 - 2
blurmil (AE Convertible) 6th Mar 2010 - 1
fishEd (AE Dragonfly II) March 2010 - 1
lurer (Hobie Mirage SPORT 2010) Mar 2010 - 1
Andre (AE Convertible) Feb 2010 - 1
TV Production Team (AE StraightEdge) Mar 2010 - 1
Wen Long (AE Convertible) Mar 2010 - 1
Nautiboy(AE Expedition) Mar 2010 - 1
Zubin (AE StraightEdge2) Mar 2010 - 1
BiGB@RR@ (AE Convertible) Apr 2010 - 1
Chris_Fishing (AE Convertible) Apr 2010 - 1
Smooothbore (AE Expedition, AE Conv., Ocean Kayak) Apr 2010 - 3
kln_fishing (AE Convertible) May 2010 - 1
Fryo (AE Convertible) May 2010 - 1
johnson08 (AE Expedition) May 2010 - 1
xxjimbozxx (Airis Angler) May 2010 - 1
piperjack (Stearns B521 Spree1 & Stearns B522 Spree2 - 2
ahbeng2010 (Airis Angler) May 2010 - 1
Philip113 - (AE 10.5) - 1
Total no of fishing kayaks in Singapore = 52!!

Apologies if I have missed anyone!

Thumbs up for a great company with fantastic customer support - it is rare nowadays!
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Post by borisf » Wed May 12, 2010 6:24 am

Your list is really impressive!
I don't know numbers for inflatable kayaks in Canada but it can be comparable. You know - it's canoe country. But for many urban people residing in building apartments inflatable is the only choice and I'm sure AE is the best. Following me my friends in Seattle, WA already bought AF Convertible and open the season this spring. They are delighted!

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Post by torres77 » Wed May 12, 2010 6:51 am

For Robin and Dave KQ, the date they bought the AE is the same as me (aka bond77) - Aug2009.

We were totally blown away with this hobby after reading your trip reports in this forum. So, the 3 of us rushed down to HotSpot tackle and immediately purchased 3 AE Convertibles at one go!

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Post by Pearly » Wed May 12, 2010 7:06 am

Hey thanks - list corrected!
Looking for a mass gathering in July - just need to finalise the date!

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Post by JCOOLEY » Wed May 12, 2010 12:25 pm

Wow! That is one impressive list. You will have to let us know when the gathering is and take lots of photos and video. I am sure it will be quite a site.


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Post by AhFok » Fri May 21, 2010 11:23 pm

That sound very exciting. I can wait for e finalise date. So can check if working. So looking for forward for it.

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Post by Pearly » Tue May 25, 2010 8:24 pm

The date is currently 04 July 2010.

That is........ if the recent oil spill does not kill the fishing in Singapore...

Channel News Asia:

Oil spill off Singapore after vessels collide
Posted: 25 May 2010 1151 hrs

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

SINGAPORE: A Malaysian-registered tanker, MT Bunga Kelana 3, and a St Vincents and The Grenadines-registered bulk carrier, MV Waily, have collided in the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was alerted to the incident which occurred some 13 kilometres southeast of Changi East, around 6:10am Tuesday.

There were no injuries reported, however, MT Bunga Kelana 3 suffered damage to one of its cargo tanks, resulting in an oil spill of an estimated 2,000 tonnes of crude oil.

The MPA has dispatched four patrol and emergency response craft to the affected area and also activated oil spill response companies which have deployed three craft equipped with oil spill equipment.

Work is ongoing to contain and clean up the oil spill.

Both vessels are currently anchored in the Singapore Strait.

Presently, the MT Bunga Kelana 3 is about 7km south of Changi East while the MV Waily is about 11km southeast of Changi East.

MPA's Port Operations Control Centre has issued navigational broadcasts to ships to keep clear of the anchored vessels and traffic in the remains unaffected.

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Post by Pearly » Wed May 26, 2010 3:34 am