Re: Kayak Sail

Posted by Sailboy on Feb 25, 2005

Paul you have a completely different animal - a downwind sail, and its mounted way forward, a recipe for driving the bow in. I doubt that amas would do you any good. A large cross-section bow might.

Downwind sails (spinnakers) are notorious for wanting to stuff the bow of even large volume sailboats, and they put tremendous loads on the rudder (way back there!)

The CLC sail is an upwind sailboat sail nicely sized and located closer to midships - giving the boat plenty of buoyancy forward, and taking much of the load off of the rudder. Completely different sailboat.

In Response to: Kayak Sail by Paul on Feb 24, 2005