Add the Hobie Kayak Sail to all Hobie Pro Angler and Hobie Mirage kayaks, including the Hobie Mirage Outback, Sport, Adventure, Revolution, Outfitter and Oasis to make an amazing little sailboat. You steer with your fingertips, control the main sheet with the other hand and pedal with your feet. The fins of the Mirage Drive provide lateral resistance. The two-piece mast features a boomless sail and a diagonal batten that allows it to be easily rolled up and stowed in the included storage bag.
|Height:||10' 3" (incl. mast)|
|Sail Area:||20.25 sq. ft. / 1.88 sq m|
|Weight:||1.46 lb / 0.66 kg|
Added oversized rudder and turbo fins, and found noticeable improvement in kayak handling while under sail.
Be aware that the sail can only be used in very light winds. Over 15 mph and my revolution kayak is very hard to control and almost tips over. It is a fun little extra when the wind is light.
Customer service was outstanding and it was shipped fast. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
This setup is really fun. Got the big rudder and sidekicks before going out the first time. No wind! Peddled around all morning. On third "sail," wind kicked up quite a bit after in the water and I was really glad I had the "training wheels" on. My power boat takes about $100 in gas each time, but with my kayak/sail boat I can enjoy the water without fuel. I don't think I'll do much fishing with the sail up, though, but it is great fun riding the wind.