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Re: How to Install a Sail on a Kayak
^^^ I have used the rig on my expedition kayak and its surprisingly powerful rig on such small easily driven hulls. 4.5-5 knots are not unusual speeds sailinf that boat.
I expect this boat to be slower as it has an extra 7 inches of beam and is nearly 4 ft shorter.
But, my son and I are doing a 12 mile sail through our favourite bird sanctuary this afternoon, so that will be a pretty good test. Going to find a beach and roast up hot dogs, kolbassa and marshmallows.
Which reminds me, I wanted to list the vital statistics for the boat;
-weight 71 pounds, so she is definitely a car topper.
-Length 13.5 feet.
-Beam 31 inches. My other kayak is 23.5 inches, so this boat has earned itself the name "The Sail Barge" (from Return of the Jedi). The ultra wide beam will give some form stability and make the boat easier to sail than my other kayak.