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Advanced Elements "StraitEdge" Angler Kayak

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Advanced Elements "StraitEdge" Angler Kayak

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Advanced Elements
Model:
StraitEdge
MSRP ($):
899.00
Length (ft):
10

The StraightEdge Angler inflatable kayak features aluminum rib-frame, abrasion pads, multiple air chambers, and layered outer shell which gives this kayak durability for use in diverse conditions. The StraightEdge has a seat with a high back, rod holders, and inflatable lumbar support.  Kayak anglers have the ability to modify this kayak with the use of an aftermarket 1” rail mount.  

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2.6
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3.0  (1)
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Overall rating 
 
2.6
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2.0
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Durability 
 
3.0
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3.0

Nice, though could be better with small changes

Just like my last boat (Sevylor Colorado) - just a few simple changes and this could be the perfect boat. I literally wore my Colorado out and always thought it was the perfect boat except for a couple small things (took forever to dry and had cheap pinch valves in some places that should have been boston valves). The AE straight edge is very similar in that it also takes forever to dry, and this could have been easily remedied, but they just left too many things unsealed - too many places for water to hide (under the main floor chamber, under the bow and stern). I thought because this didn't have much nylon material to catch the water that this would dry in seconds, but boy was I wrong. Water just keeps appearing like magic days later. It does track well and is very stable - the lumbar seat is very comfortable. Spring valves are great (not sure why floor is boston, but sure beats a pinch valve). I would rate much higher if it weren't for the annoying drying issues.

Updated 2/21/15: After 1 year, I still rate this boat as "OK". However, I've had to replace 3 air chambers under warranty so far with failures at the base of the seams (and I am extremely careful to avoid over-inflation). Warranty claims were handled quickly by AE. I just can't see this lasting for many years to come considering. Also have yet to find a way to get this boat to dry in a reasonable amount of time due to water hiding in the floor. Hopefully AE doesn't discontinue this model since I will obviously need to purchase bladders in the future. I wouldn't even think of doing any overnight trips in this.

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