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


    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

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      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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