Cockpit Size

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

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bigcritter4
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Cockpit Size

Post by bigcritter4 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:36 am

I am a rather large guy, about 6'3" and 285 lbs, and I'm looking at the Advanced Elements Expedition model, but no one has it locally. I was wondering if someone could tell me what the cockpit size is on this kayak, and whether it would be suitable for someone of my size and girth??

feldmarshal1
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Size is

Post by feldmarshal1 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:09 pm

The Expeditions opening is approx - 29" X 18", I'm 250lbs at 5'11", I will fit you fine too. Get the backbone with it though.

bigcritter4
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Cockpit Size

Post by bigcritter4 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:32 am

Thanks feldmarshal1! I think I would just fit in that! 18" width would be just a little tight (20" would be better), but I'm sure that the coaming is probably fairly flexible, so I think I could probably just squeeze in. I've been reading about problems that some folks are having with the tubes in the bow kinking up and causing tracking problems......any problems/thoughts on the subject??

Rookie4570
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Post by Rookie4570 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:31 am

Just received my new expedition last week (have 2 AdvancedFrame already). The first set up I noticed a huge (and I mean huge) kink in the front tube. It was big enough that is actually stopped the front from filling.
That being said, a couple quick adjustments and it was good enough for the day.

Will unzipped the cover and adjust the tube prior to my next trip. From what I understand this is quite common from the shipping process so wouldn't worry about it at all. One of my AF's did this as well and once I unkinked it the first time it never happened again.

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