Great for making up time or just for the fun sailing, the WindPaddle Adventure Sail is a great accessory for any kayaker. The WindPaddle Adventure Sail is heavy duty and can handle large water conditions including winds from 4 to 30 knots. The stiffer expedition-grade batten holds the sail shape in heavy winds, but yet is pliable enough to coil and fold on top of the boat deck for storage. When you need it the Adventure 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 visibility when in use. Windpaddle Sails are universal and can connect to almost any secure point including deck lines, cleats, bungees, pad eyes, or fairleads. Take one with you on your next paddling adventure.
|Sail Area:||9.62 sq ft / 0.8937 sq m|
|Weight:||0 lb 13 oz / 0 kg 369 g|
|Diameter:||42 in / 106.7 cm - deployed|
|Diameter:||15 in / 38 cm - Coiled|
Moves my OK Prowler Trident 11 along effortlessly. Just pop it up and go. With a little bit of planning and the wind to your back it will put a big smile on your face as you sail along after a long day of paddleing. A rudder kit is not needed but is a big help especially for tacking. Love it.
The sail did help when you were heading down wind but not real well if you were trying to tack
Ordered the sail and of course ACK delivered quickly and I was good to go. This sail is incredibly easy to install and use. I have a Wilderness Ride 135. I installed stainless steel eye bolts on the gunwale tracks to attach the sail to. This makes it easy to adjust where the sail sits when you are paddling and sailing. The sail works flawlessly at all reaching points of sail. It is easy to tack downwind and change direction. My ride does have a rudder so this is easy to do. On my first outing in the Lower Laguna Madre I paddled about three miles, in the upwind direction, early in the morning. Later on in the day the wind usually picks up. I was able to sail back to my launch site quickly! I estimate that with about a 10 mph to 15 mph wind my kayak was travelling about 3.5 knots, more or less depending on the wind gusts. I recommend this sail to anyone that wants to extend their range and have some sailing fun in your kayak!
This product is fun and effective. Get one for down wind travel and you will not be disappointed. Up wind travel is more challenging and difficult. The paddler should plan their trip if possible to use the wind on their return.