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ADVANCED ELEMENTS Inflatable Kayak

ADVANCED ELEMENTS Inflatable Kayak

Description

Advanced Elements Strait Edge Inflatable Kayak - While most self-bailing inflatable kayaks are designed for paddling white water, the Strait Edge kayak is the first inflatable to incorporate an aluminum bow and stern frame to improve tracking in open water conditions. When the chambers are inflated these frame ribs press against the outer cover and form a high performance bow and stern.

The hull design is similar to a hardshell sit-on-top kayak. The self-bailing design allows the Strait Edge to shed water while paddling in bigger waves. You can also close the ports in calm or cold water for a drier ride.

The breathable foam mesh back support and padded seat are perfect for all day paddling comfort. Two included rod holders give you increased versatility for fishing. The Strait Edge is heavy-duty PVC Tarpaulin material. It is made by combining two sheets of PVC with a fabric mesh in the middle for extreme puncture resistance. Best of all, it can be packed away into its included duffel bag and carried into remote locations.

Whether you are storing it in your closet or the trunk of your car, you can be sure that you are always just a few pumps away from your next adventure. Now get out there and go for a paddle!

Aluminium rib-frame design - The bow and stern are composed of built-in aluminum ribs for improved tracking. Versatile - Can be set up as self-bailing in bigger waves or close ports in calm or cold water.

Easy setup - Simply unfold, inflate, and attach the seat. This watercraft has been pre-assembled at the factory.

Comfortable - The high-support, adjustable padded seat provides comfort for hours of paddling.

Durable - The heavy-duty PVC tarpaulin material provides extreme puncture resistance. It features polyester fabric sandwiched by layers of vinyl, creating a durable and strong outer cover.

Accessories included - This inflatable kayak comes with a carrying duffel bag, a repair kit, a folding seat, an owner's manual and rod holders. Pump NOT included

Dimensions - Length: 9’8″, width: 35', weight: 34 lb (15 kg)

Capacity - Max. Weight 300 lb (136 kg)

I wouldn't advise it. Their really isn't a safe way to attach, considering that it is not a stable boat, and there is no place that would hold the weight.

The actual seat is 15 1/2". It matches the inside dimensions of the kayak itself. The backrest without folding is 23". The center portion of the backrest is 12" at its widest point. I will try to add some pictures.

No, pump is separate. AE makes a good hand pump with a pressure gauge which I have liked so far. The valves are unique, so if you get a simple foot pump you need to use the adapter (this does come with the kayak). But they do hold air well. Mind stayed inflated for a week with no noticeable loss of pressure. All in all, it was worth it. This is the first inflatable I have had that performs like a kayak, and the sit-on-top design makes it easy to step down into from my sailboat.

Kayak does quite well in salt water, although rinsing with freshwater and taking care of the zipper pulls in particular, is required to avoid long-term degradation secondary to salt exposure. I know, because I didn't heed my own advice and had to replace the zipper pulls. Although, on the upside, Advanced Elements provided the zipper pulls for me :)

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Frequently Asked Questions

has anyone added a trolling motor? if so, what kind and how did you attach it? thanks!

I wouldn't advise it. Their really isn't a safe way to attach, considering that it is not a stable boat, and their is no place that would hold the weight

Anyone know the actual seat width on this kayak?

The actual seat is 15 1/2". It matches the inside dimensions of the kayak itself. The backrest without folding is 23". The center portion of the backrest is 12" at its widest point. I will try to add some pictures.

Does this come with a pump?

No, pump is separate. AE makes a good hand pump with a pressure gauge which I have liked so far. The valves are unique, so if you get a simple foot pump you need to use the adapter (this does come with the kayak). But they do hold air well. Mind stayed inflated for a week with no noticable loss of pressure.All in all, it was worth it. This is the first inflatable I have had that performs like a kayak, and the sit-on-top design makes it easy to step down into from my sailboat.

Will this kayak do well in salt water?

Kayak does quite well in salt water, although rinsing with freshwater and taking care of the zipper pulls in particular, is required to avoid long-term degradation secondary to salt exposure. I know, because I didn't heed my own advice and had to replace the zipper pulls. Although, on the upside, Advanced Elements provided the zipper pulls for me :)