The WindPaddle Scout Sail is the lightest in the family of self-launching and free-standing sails for kayaks, canoes, sit-on-tops, paddle boards and other small watercraft. The Scout Sail is intended for the recreational solo kayak paddler in wind conditions from 4 to 15 knots. Built with a soft batten that holds sail shape but yet is pliable enough that it easily coils and fold on itself for storage. This sail will pull the paddler down wind and is easy enough for kids to handle. The Windpaddle sail deploys in seconds from the deck of the boat and can be controlled with a steering line that allows the paddler to control the sail with paddle in hand. The large center panel window allows for full visability when in use. Windpaddle Sails are universal and can connect to almost any secure point including deck lines, cleats, bungees, pad eyes, or fairleads.
|Sail Area:||9.6 sq ft / .89 sq m|
|Weight:||0 lb 13 oz / 0 kg 369 g|
|Diameter:||42 in / 106.68 cm|
Works well on my hand built fishing kayak. I did my homework on this and it does what it does well (i.e., sailing down wind or slightly off a full run).
Finally got to try out the WindPaddle Sail and had a great time with it! Wind was a bit light and iffy, but when it puffed the sail filled and pulled my kayak neatly through the water. It is a blast! Cant wait for some stronger winds. The sail is easy to set up and take down. The directions and videos on the WindPaddle site are super. Id recommend this to any lover of kayaks and sailing.