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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:11 pm 
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Gday,
Thought I would share some pics of my sail rig. I didnt like the Hobie sail as I reckon its too big. The Spirit Sail breaks down into a small bag that can be stowed inside the hull. The sail masts are 3-piece with a bungee cord through the centre.

I have attained speeds of about 5 knots in the River here (Brisbane, Australia) which is good enough to mix it up with the local Sailing Club.

If a sudden gust of wind comes up you can ease off the lanyards, the masts will flex and the wind will spill out of the sail. But if you want to harness the power of that gust, then keep the lanyards tight and pull the masts towards you and you will take off.

Also, as you will see by the pics, the entire mount can turn 360°, so you can easily sail into the wind by pulling one way or another on the lanyards.

The stainless tube (22mm) and deck parts are available at boat suppliers.
You can also erect it at sea.

Waddayareckon?

Cheers,
Jake

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:23 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:27 pm 
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I like it! I have a Hobie sail that I use on my Outback and it seems to work OK but you hit the problem on the head. It's a Pain in the Azz to stow. As a result I usually don't take it along when fishing but rather just fooling around and consuming adult beverage.

I came across another sail design that looks interesting also. It's sold by the folks in South Africa that handle the Kaskazi kayak line. Have a look.

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Here's a link to the website that gives some information on this delta wing sail. http://www.kayak.co.za/kaskazi/access.htm


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