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WindPaddle Scout Kayak 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)

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    WindPaddle Sails - Rigging and On-The-Water sailing instructions video
Material: 1/2 oz rip-stop polyester spinnaker sailcloth
  • Employed diameter: 42" (106.7 cm)
  • Coiled/folded diameter: 15" (38.1 cm)
  • Sail area: 9.62 sq. ft. (0.8937 m2)
Weight: 12 oz. (0.34 kg)
Recommended For: Solo rec. boat to touring kayak, 8-15 feet
Target Wind Range: 4-13 knots (2-4 BFT)
Target Paddler: Novice to intermediate
Off-wind Sailing Envelope: Approximately 150°

video: WindPaddle Sails - Rigging and On-The-Water sailing instructions video

WindPaddle Sails - Rigging and On-The-Water sailing instructions video (8:28)

We'll show how jibing across the wind is done by rotating the sail on deck and catching the wind as it comes across from the side of your boat. This sailing demonstration is done using the WindPaddle "Adventure" sail.

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    I have a "sit-on" that I surf with in waves at myrtle beach, sc. If I purchase the windpaddle scout and it is not practical after 2 tries,( and it's NOT damaged) can I return it for a full refund? I'm really interested. I skim across the crest of high waves, twist and slide down the front of the wave, then kick it back up the face and back over the crest. Fantastic FUN, occasionally get wet . I would NOT do this with the Scout, only would use it on calmer (small or no waves) days. I'll give you a report on its feasibility for "Sit on Kayaks" if you'd like. I understand the issue of sitting too far back for it to be workable, BUT I will find a reasonably effective way w/o altering the Scout. Gary Winslow (age 73)
    Asked on 6/17/2015 by Hairy Gary (sans the hair) from Myrtle Beach S.C.

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      If you are not satisfied with the performance of an NRS product, you can return for a refund or exchange. We would gladly hear your review of the Scout Sail. It's always good get a customer perspective on products.

      Answered on 6/19/2015 by Kyle from NRS
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    Will this work as well with a sit on top kayak? I'm thinking it would be harder to tie down due to the open area. I have a Wilderness Ride 115x and the seat sits a long way back from any mounting area.
    Asked on 12/1/2014 by Jimbo from San Angelo,Texas

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer


      You need to be able to reach the sail to deploy it and to coil it for storage. Check your boat for either an existing place, or a place that can be retrofitted to work.

      Answered on 12/2/2014 by Clyde from NRS


      Sure I can fellow paddler, this thing is an absolute hoot, great fun with
      it, we paddle all the rivers and oceans here in WA and you will be amazed at
      all the laughs, teasers and wows that I get when overtaking all the faster
      paddlers on a good windy day.
      On a good windy day I have found my kayak going faster than I can paddle, I
      place the string around my neck and try get the paddle in the water and I
      cannot paddle in at all
      Will it work on a sit on I doubt it, I have 3 different sit on and you are
      right you sit too far back as well as a sit in is way more stable.
      Let me know how you fare
      Best regards
      Mike Gazard
      0447 647 055 (work Mob)
      0401 277 887
      9397 1502

      Answered on 12/4/2014 by Anonymous
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    I do not have a rudder on my ocean kayak prowler . Is this an issue with the wind paddle?
    Asked on 3/16/2013 by bill

    2 answers



      I have a skeg on my kayak which I always have deployed when in the
      water. I don't know the answer through experience.
      You might contact the manufacturer directly. They have several videos on
      their site that might help.

      Answered on 3/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer


      Bill, a rudder can help with the maneuverability using the sail but it's not necessary. You can master direction with the sail and a bit of help from your paddle.

      Answered on 3/16/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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