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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:20 pm 
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Location: H-Town, Texas
Here's a homemade sail project for frugal/tinkerer kayakers like me.

3 paint roller extension rods (home depot) under $7.00 each
1 tarp (harbor freight). under $10.00
1 grommet kit (harbor freight). around $5.00
some ropes (harbor freight). around $5.00
2 round eye bolts (home depot) couple of dollars.


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Supplies from Home Depot and Harbor Freight.


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Remove rubber end with eyelet from one pole and use it as a mast. It fits the mast hole perfectly.


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Laying out the tarp.


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Optional step: I cut up a used paper waste basket to re-enforce the corners of the sail.


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Optional step: I made a gooseneck to fit between the lower boom and the mast. The project took so long that I had misplaced this item :lol:


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Mast holding upper boom.


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Lower boom sail connection.


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Upper boom sail connection.


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Pre deploy position.


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Attached and ready to sail.


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Getting away from the people at the beach to avoid any unintended embarrassments should deployment of sail fail :lol: .


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We're sailing :D


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Not fast but certainly fun.


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These guys greeted me home :mrgreen:


Let's go to the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ROwjFIzh4

Thanks for visiting.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:29 pm 
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Pretty cool! Modeled after the Sunfish / Sailfish, its a Latine Sail.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Location: Maui, Hawaii
Nicely done!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:54 am 
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Very cool. 8) Thanks for sharing.

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