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#11 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 11:11 PM

It looks awfully fragile though.

I would be concerned about rocks or other things it could scrap against.

Also there isn't a tandem model.

But I guess like our campers there are compromises.

 

My Advanced Elements actually folds up into a carry bag about the same size although it weighs more,but it is a tandem model.

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:25 AM

I hoped to try an oru last fall, but couldn't find anybody or any store in the seattle area that carried the 16". I called and emailed them and they basically said, I had to buy one direct or come to the bay area. They look like a great idea, so may yet have to go down there and try one. Or I may build a Yost design. GuessI am spoiled by paddling, touring, and rolling hi performance, semi custom, carbon fibre kayaks for the last ten years.


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#13 camper rich

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 04:46 AM

Look into the new designs from Sea Eagle.  They are making some very rigid boats with their new Dropstitch technology

 

https://www.seaeagle...RazorLite/473rl


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 04:31 AM

I have been using an Advanced Elements IK for about 3 years now. Inflating it is really fast and it is very rigid. It's slow compared to a hardshell but it it tracks fairly well. My IK is 10.5' but if I could do it all over again I'd get the 13' which should be faster. I used to haul my 12" hardshell on top of my Hawk but started dreading hefting it up and tying it down wasn't easy either. 


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 04:44 PM

i carry a sea eagle 420X with my FWC, use it almost every trip. its a 3 person since it 2 people and 2 dogs that go in it. i had a cheaper friday harbor before this, night and day difference. the drop stich floors make them veery ridgid. love it

 

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#16 camper rich

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 07:28 PM

I was thinking of this one:

 

https://www.seaeagle...RazorLite/473rl


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#17 longhorn1

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 02:31 PM

Here is the web site for Advance Elements:  http://www.advancedelements.com/

 

We have been looking.


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:30 PM

Here is the web site for Advance Elements:  http://www.advancedelements.com/

 

We have been looking.

John,if you go to   airkayaks.com    they are located the Ca. bay area.

I think they have free shipping. Great people to work with.

They have a up graded model of the AE 1007,it's a blue color,with the "drop stitch"

bottom that makes it nice and ridged.,and IMO the only type of bottom insert to have.Plus additional accessories to chose from.

I posted a photo on the first page of this thread.

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:46 PM

John,if you go to   airkayaks.com    they are located the Ca. bay area.

I think they have free shipping. Great people to work with.

They have a up graded model of the AE 1007,it's a blue color,with the "drop stitch"

bottom that makes it nice and ridged.,and IMO the only type of bottom insert to have.Plus additional accessories to chose from.

I posted a photo on the first page of this thread.

Frank

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 04:49 AM

I was thinking of this one:

 

https://www.seaeagle...RazorLite/473rl

The reason I like this one is that it is only 42-1/2 lbs for a tandem, 15'6" long  and 30" wide, and can be pumped to 10 psi due to it's dropstitch technology.  All that equates to a longer, narrower, stiffer, and lighter boat that will be faster, ie. easier to paddle.  I noticed the Airkayak has a dropstitch floor and so does the Advanced Elements, but this whole boat is dropstitch construction.  


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