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Re: How to mount a lateen to yard and boom
70sqft is huge for a kayak. You'll spend a lot of time upside down since you can't hike out. My fat and short sailing tender has a 35sqft sail and moves along nicely with that. It has a lot more form stability than my kayaks and still relies on me shifting body weight gor stability in over 10mph of wind.
I love kayaks and I love sailboats. A kayak doesn't make a good sailboat, and thus can only get away with small downwind sails. Rather than trying to make your kayak into a sailboat I would recommend looking for a small and cheap sailing dinghy.
Outriggers, and I dont care if that dinghy is free its not the point of what im doing, I want a sailing trimaran kayak that i can one day use in the everglades challenge, thats what got me into sailing. And its not really 70sq ft I scaled it down to 15sq ft, but said 70 to avoid anyone talking about problems with scaling it down. Eventually Im going to make 50 sq ft
Last edited by MattMcc804; 05-07-2013 at 05:40 PM.