New to this forum, and fairly new to sailing but madly in love!
I sail small rigs mostly, we're talking sunfish and lasers, but looking to build my own with my grandfather.
Do to the size of my car, budget, and just versaility of use I'm fairly certain about building a Sailing Canoe out of a Cajun Pirogue kit by Uncle John's
And purchasing a Sailing Rig by Spring Creek
I have a few questions, mostly about sail size and rigs.
I wanna go as fast as possible, and I also want to be able to bring up to around 400lbs on board (though on average it'll be between 120lbs and 270lbs).
It's looking like the boat will be between 14' and 16' long and around 30" wide with two stabilizer floats (one on either side)
Will a 45 sq ft lateen sail be enough to pull 300-400 lbs?
Will 55 sq ft be too much?
What other rig styles are there for sailing canoes?
Any suggestions or comments will be much appreciated!
Thanks so much