Hey Stringy How You Going ?
Sounds like a great project if you have the patience and a plastic welder to add raw material and beef up strength where needed.
I wonder if skegs on the amas as well as some longer ones on the bottom of the main hull located on both sides of the rear scupper hole would improve sailing performance ?
I have often thought about a couple of say 24" long by 3" deep Rib/Skegs , plastic welded on the hull, might help tracking and sailing upwind by enlarging the center of lateral resistance and function as a keel does on larger monohull sailboats.
It could be easily done in a few hours time but I just hope I could still turn the Kayak when needed.
If you do manage to run the AI sail on our Tandem Oasis that would be a big increase in the center of effort to contend with compared to our standard Hobie sail.
I might consider a even larger sailing rudder modfication to go along with everything else.
I feel I have gained so much more kayak sailing improvement by enlarging the rudder than almost anything else, short of using two sails.
It would be cool if you Roadrunner, Apalach ,Skua, Tracker and a couple others all lived close by, then we would have this little monster built in less than a week.
P.S. In photo number two at the top of the page are those wing nuts and bolts locking your pedal crank arms down to the drum?