Re: Sailrig on the "old"

Posted by CLC on Feb 24, 2005

The original West River 180 will never broach under sail; kayak and amas together track so well that it'd be hard to get the stern to skid out.

The same strong tacking will make it slow in tacks, however, so a large, efficient rudder is needed to swing the stern around.

In a straight line I'd expect the old West River 180 to be spectacularly fast under sail. One ponders surfski-style wings applied to the needle-nose bow to get it up and over waves at high speed.

In Response to: Sailrig on the "old" WR18 by Petewp on Feb 24, 2005