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by lawnpotter
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Packrafting Association
Replies: 8
Views: 52421

Re: American Packrafting Association

Andrew if you are concerned about the APA, I share your concerns. But I am not an American so maybe its an institution relevant only for Americans. It makes me nervous for sure.
by lawnpotter
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 301
Views: 85024

Re: Youtube Videos!

Love this video Dave! One of the best I have seen on packrafting. Very engaging.
by lawnpotter
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tracking, speed, wind resistance
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: tracking, speed, wind resistance

I tried the rowing kit once and I didnt love it, but will give it another chance this year. Last year, I mostly paddled it with the rowing kit paddles kayayk style and it worked well. I chose the FX cause my primary concern was comfort. I prefer to sit as high as possible. I even use extra seats to ...
by lawnpotter
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tracking, speed, wind resistance
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: tracking, speed, wind resistance

Not on your list, but I believe the Fjord Explorer tracks better than the other packrafts. Please confirm this with Sherry. I am 5,8 and I am happy I chose the FX, but I only use it on casual lakes at the moment.
by lawnpotter
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout or Alpaca
Replies: 12
Views: 4836

Re: Scout or Alpaca

Great blog, great boat. Your demo with 2 people will be helpfull for others trying to decide.
by lawnpotter
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help a short guy out!
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Help a short guy out!

Hi. I am 5' 8" I have the 2011 Fjord explorer wih rowing kit. I have not tried any of the other Alpacka models. I only rowed the boat once and I get from A to B good but I didnt love rowing it for some reason. However using the boat with a kayak padlle was great. Apparently, according to Sherry on t...
by lawnpotter
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout or Alpaca
Replies: 12
Views: 4836

Re: Scout or Alpaca

Not trying to kill a sale here, but one thing to concider. Last year Nancy with Alpacka rafts said that the explorer could be custom ordered a few inches longer with out effecting performance much. I would confirm this with Sherry though.
by lawnpotter
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fjord Explorer or Double Duck?
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: Fjord Explorer or Double Duck?

Thats the one. It was uploaded by Roman Dial. I hope he responds to this thread. I think its a Fjord Explorer. Also there is a utube video called "packrafting the Canyonlands", check that out too.
by lawnpotter
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fjord Explorer or Double Duck?
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: Fjord Explorer or Double Duck?

There is a utube video somewhere of a man and woman on the fjord explorer with packs paddling like you mentioned. It may have been Roman Dial, I am not sure, hopefully someone here can give you the link.
by lawnpotter
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal for beginners?
Replies: 17
Views: 6527

Re: Ideal for beginners?

Yeah I know what you mean about quick deployment of the boat. I was thinking that last year. I got on the water quick but I really didnt like using the kayak paddle( my shoulders arnt great) so it was fast to get on the water but I never ended up going out. I decided to give the Alpacka another chan...
by lawnpotter
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal for beginners?
Replies: 17
Views: 6527

Re: Ideal for beginners?

tothewest. I bought a 2010 fx and I now have a 2011 FX. I took the FX out last year a couple of times on calm water with a kayak paddle and didnt get wet. Using a kayak paddle you may get some paddle drip, but not a big deal for me. I never tried 2 people. If your older FX is not too old, it may be ...
by lawnpotter
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideal for beginners?
Replies: 17
Views: 6527

Re: Ideal for beginners?

To add to the discussion. I just recieved an FX with the rowing kit. I havent used it yet but in my living room the new rowing kit looks like an amazing design, compact light and very quick to set up and it takes up no room in the boat. With the rowing kit, I imagine that the FX is a completely diff...
by lawnpotter
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Flatwater Speed
Replies: 7
Views: 3217

Re: Flatwater Speed

Sven. are you refering to rowing or paddling speed in your reply? Thanks
by lawnpotter
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contacting Alpacka
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Contacting Alpacka

I usually call them
by lawnpotter
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka Development Report
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Alpacka Development Report

I am very close to calling you guys up to order an Explorer. Speaking of planks, have you ever thought about a removable plank installed on top of the tubes to be used as an occaisional seat to strecth the body or fish from ? I have not sat in an FX so I dont know if this is an issue.
by lawnpotter
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka Raft and Feathercraft
Replies: 19
Views: 13184

Re: Alpacka Raft and Feathercraft

There is a Baylee 1, Baylee2, and Baylee 3. I think the intentention is for the Baylee 1 to be a moving water boat, it can come with a sprayskirt{ around 7 pounds total.) The Baylee 2 is around 11 pounds with oar frame.
by lawnpotter
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for any one over 40 and willing to admit it
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: Question for any one over 40 and willing to admit it

Thanks for the reply alaskacreeker, I probably would be using explorer to row mainly around small lakes to relax after work, so not much chance of flipping.
by lawnpotter
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for any one over 40 and willing to admit it
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Question for any one over 40 and willing to admit it

Is the higher seat arangement on the fjord explorer easier on your body than a regular alpacka ? and is the fjord explorer easier to exit cause of the high seat? I rowed a low seat raft yesterday, and one thing I realized is my body didnt like being low and almost flat with legs extended and straigh...
by lawnpotter
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka rafts and car pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Alpacka rafts and car pumps

Thanks AeroNautical, I dont know what a schrader or Presta valve is. I havent blown up a boat since i was a kid. (that sounds bad but I am going to keep it)I will call a local marine store. Thanks
by lawnpotter
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any fjord Explorer owners near Vancouver, B.C ?
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Any fjord Explorer owners near Vancouver, B.C ?

I would like to try one with a rowing system. I would be willing to pay some money for your time . I would only need a couple of minutes on the water and I can drive to anywhere in the lower mainland. Thanks. Cameron
by lawnpotter
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka rafts and car pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Alpacka rafts and car pumps

Thanks alaskacreeker. I guess I dont understand the valve system. By what you are saying, you dont insert any thing in the valve. do you have to pinch the valve then?how do you stop air from comming out? I wonderd why you use a hair dryer instead of car lighter pump, but I am guessing you use the dr...
by lawnpotter
Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka rafts and car pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Alpacka rafts and car pumps

Can these rafts be filled with a standard car lighter pump"? Thanks
by lawnpotter
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpaca with no spray deck?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Thanks Shaggy

I live in Vancouver B.C.. I will check out shipping costs.
by lawnpotter
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpaca with no spray deck?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Alpaca with no spray deck?

Thanks again for all the replies. My Two choices are the Alpaca because of my size or a dory(or a simmilar rowing boat)cause I like to row. Eventually I may end up with both. As far as the Alpaca goes I like the idea of no deck cause it will keep it simple and lite, I tend to abuse my stuff so I wou...
by lawnpotter
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpaca with no spray deck?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Alpaca with no spray deck?

Thanks both for your replies. It seems then that its my choice, do I mind getting wet or not?
by lawnpotter
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpaca with no spray deck?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Alpaca with no spray deck?

I am still window shopping here. My use for one of these rafts would be for mostly playing around on small to medium lakes and calm rivers. I would prefer not to have a spray deck, but I am concerned tht paddle drip would be a pain in the neck. Does anyone use an undecked raft? How do you deal with ...
by lawnpotter
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fjord explorer question please
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Fjord explorer question please

Thanks Sheri, I appreciate the reply.
by lawnpotter
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fjord explorer question please
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Fjord explorer question please

Is the Explorer supposed to rowed like a normal rowbot with the rower facing aft? If so, does the front dig in the water at all? Is the boat bow heavy? Thanks
by lawnpotter
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Fjord Explorer fun to row ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Is Fjord Explorer fun to row ?

Thanks for Replies. They are helpful.
by lawnpotter
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Fjord Explorer fun to row ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Is Fjord Explorer fun to row ?

Thanks again. I have tons of questions but I am trying to read all the threads on this forum to answer some of them. Last week I didnt even know what a packraft was. I was searching for a 10 pound canoe and came across this site. Originaly I wanted something That I could easily take to my local lake...
by lawnpotter
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Fjord Explorer fun to row ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Is Fjord Explorer fun to row ?

Thanks johnz1967 for your reply. I think you answered my question clearly. By fun, I meant getting in a rowing groove kind of fun but I guess you need glide for that. Anyhow, I still like the boat I just have to decide between paddling
(Alpaca) or rowing (explorer)
by lawnpotter
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Fjord Explorer fun to row ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Is Fjord Explorer fun to row ?

I beleive the explorer is probably a great utility boat , but as a row boat is it any fun to row? I presently have a rowing canoe(sportspal) and I really like to go out on my local lake and just row, sometimes I get in a zone and get so into it.I would love to have the same feeling in a 10 pound boa...
by lawnpotter
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How wide can a person be
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Thanks for all the replies

The Alpaca is starting to seem like the fit for me. I also find that the explorer looks interesting. I have to decide weather I want to row or paddle.I will start a thread on the explorer
by lawnpotter
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How wide can a person be
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Sheri

my levi jeans are 32 waist and 30 leg, I think that means my legs are Alpaca length?
by lawnpotter
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How wide can a person be
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: How wide can a person be

Thanks rods, for your help. Feed back from others is so important since I cant see the boat live. I like pudding too, but not blood pudding.
by lawnpotter
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How wide can a person be
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

How wide can a person be

to be comfortable in an Alpaca? Specificly, I am 190 pounds and 5 feet 8 inches high. Andrew at Alpacka emailed me that the Alpaca should be a good fit. He did mention however that my waist may be a little snug as I am a bit stocky, but he said that the boat will give. I wear 32 waist Levis. I am ev...