WindPaddle Scout Sail
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The WindPaddle Scout Sail will pull your kayak or canoe quickly downwind, yet is easy enough for kids 8-80 to handle. Great for solo boaters looking for a simple and forgiving sail to help the trip go faster. 1/2 ounce rip-stop polyester spinnaker sailcloth, the same material used on racing yachts, is a low-stretch fabric that will not absorb water or become heavy when wet. Easy-to-use clips make rigging the Scout quick and simple. Can be clipped to just about anything, including deck lines, cleats, bungees, pad eyes, fairleads, thwarts, gunwale handholds or a bench seat. Deploys in a matter of seconds. The WindPaddle design keeps the sail's center of force low, making the boat/sail combination stable and easy to handle. A clear window in the center lets you see where you're going. A continuous sheet (or steering line) allows the paddler to control the sail while holding their paddle for bracing and steering. Coils flat so it's easy to stow in your canoe or under your kayak's rigging. Super lightweight, so it won't weigh down your boat when stowed. Best used in 4-13 knot winds. (2-4 BFT)
The WindPaddle Scout sail is an entry-level sail for the recreational solo kayak paddler.
Wind Paddle Scout Kayak Sail Kit - The Scout Sail by wind Paddle is an entry-level sail that is perfect for the recreational solo kayak paddler. The Scout is the same size sail as Wind Paddle's popular Adventure Sail and is designed to be used in wind conditions of 4 to 13 knots. Very affordable, the Scout is the lightest and easiest sail to use on the market today. Like all other sails designed by WindPaddle, the Scout connects to the deck of your boat for quick set up. Once attached to your deck, it deploys in seconds and is easy to control. With the addition of a large viewing window, the Scout Sail from WindPaddle is a handy piece of gear to have on your next trip out on the water.
The Scout Sail from Windpaddle is intended for the recreational or touring paddler that would like to use 4-15 knot winds to their advantage.With a soft batten (to help the sail keep its shape), it is easy to deploy, lightweight and forgiving to sail with, and easily coils and folds onto the kayak deck when done sailing.The Scout is designed for downwind sailing, but with practice can sail approximately 150 degrees off-wind, using a single continuous sheet (steering line).With its included attachment clips, it easily attaches to any deck lines, clips, pad eyes, cleats, thwarts, handholds that is already on the deck of your boat.Also easily switches between boats.Easy to use downwind sail for most recreational or touring kayaksLow positioning on the deck of a kayak provides incredible stability and controlCenter window allows paddler to see what is in front of themSoft batten allows sail to be conviently stored on deck and deployed and stored while out on the waterDesigned for winds in the 4-15 knot range (5-18 mph)Accomodates most touring or recreational kayaks