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 Post subject: PA12 sail
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Anyone tried the sail on the Pro Angler ? Is it any good ?


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 Post subject: Re: PA12 sail
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Hi there, since nobody else has stepped in to respond I thought I might offer the following in the hope that it is useful and/or gets others to pick up the baton...

I have never sailed a PA but I did see a report somewhere on these forums from someone who was sailing a PA & he was quite complimentary about the experience.

I think it will be fine as long as you are conservative in your approach to sailing (you probably wouldn't want to risk a capsize with all the gear you are likely to have on that containership of a kayak :lol: and as long as you don't expect to be able to make too much progress into the wind - the lack of a daggerboard mitigates against scintillating upwind performance (though on the other boats you can usually gain some ground against the wind with no daggerboard just by using the fins to provide some additional lateral resistance so the same is probably true for the PA)

Anyone else out there got any direct experience?


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 Post subject: Re: PA12 sail
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:11 am 
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Re: PA12 sail
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I tried two days ago, it's difficult to control the boat. I think the rudder is too small for sailing. With a strong tailwind, the control is even more difficult, are needed constant course corrections.




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 Post subject: Re: PA12 sail
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:04 pm 
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johnnybravo wrote:
Re: PA12 sail
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johnnybravo wrote:
I tried two days ago, it's difficult to control the boat. I think the rudder is too small for sailing. With a strong tailwind, the control is even more difficult, are needed constant course corrections.



Are you using the little sail or big sail from an AI? You can get either the smaller sail, or a larger rudder.


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 Post subject: Re: PA12 sail
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:33 pm 
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The PA sails reasonably well with the Hobie sail kit. It's unlikely you can capsize the PA with this small sail, although certainly not impossible. But I sailed mine in some pretty stout winds and although I was able to heel the PA pretty good, I never came anywhere close to capsizing.

It's a nice option to have and offers an additional source of power when available.


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