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Old 06-22-2008
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SportYak II Sailboat

Hi there.

I'm just finishing 'restoring' a late '60's Sportyak II with a sail kit. I sailed it quite a bit when I was a kid. I don't speak the lingo and wondered if someone could tell me what type of sail I have?

It's a single sail with sewn-in 'sleeves' or pockets on the leading and lower edges--into each you slip lightweight metal pipes. The lower pipe (boom?) has a ring attached to it and the mast goes through the ring. There is a pulley at the top of the mast, and you pull on a rope attached to the leading edge/pipe and raise the sail. What do you call this type of arrangement?

Also, is there anyone else out there still sailing SportYaks? I found nothing on the internet about sail kit options.
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