Tom Kirkman wrote:
In my opinion, any kayak fisherman that does not have a sail on his boat is missing fish. The whole thing comes down to being able to travel farther and faster, covering more water and putting your lures or bait in front of more fish.
On any day when there is at least a mild breeze blowing, I can go a lot farther, faster, than I could be paddling or pedaling. The difference is more than a bit. A lot more.
You will find it more convenient to be able to furl the sail when not actually using it, rather than having to haul it down and stow it away. Until Hobie offers a furling kit for it, you'll have to make your own, but it's quite easy to do.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9660_F0Cv8
This one is shown on a Pro Angler 14.
But Tom what about your beloved and mythical creature you refer to as Mrs 'Secondary Stability" lol. Surely you aren't recommending to us backwards folk in our PA's and OB's to get the sail kit and fish the continental shelf's of the world?.
While on the subject, Ive had my new pa12 in open ocean in a 2 meter swell, for me its similar on the debate about car drivers and roads, people like to blame the state of a freeway etc relative to perceived safety issues about the roads when a crash happens. But sensible drivers drive to the conditions.
In my pa I work work the swell and current and waves etc to ensure I dont capsize, so the feature of secondary stability is a really bizarre trade off for the comfort of being able to open hatches etc on the yak without you ending up in the drink lol