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What sail for Outback or just wait for cheep AI

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What sail for Outback or just wait for cheep AI

Postby Glennboy » 31 Dec 2015, 20:51

Thinking of adding a sail to the Outback, not keen on outriggers but will keep eye out for local cheep AI

Looking at a bigger sail than the Hobie sail like ones on ebay either the Supernova 3.4 or Giant 3m sail.

Advice on sail size, prob only use in up to 15 knot wind as thats where I usually pull the pin on going kayak fishing.

Ps Keeping my eye out for a second hand adventure island but also concerned about loading a AI on top of a full size 4x4 on my own as I sometimes struggle with the outback.

I like this sail and have already fitted large rudder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhOff9iCcEg

ps Anyone fitted a windsurfer sail to kayak as second hand windsurfers with multiple sails can be cheeper than the sail alone

Rudder upgrade

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Re: What sail for Outback or just wait for cheep AI

Postby Wind Waker » 31 Dec 2015, 21:17

Stick with the hobie sail and outriggers in that kind of wind it already hammers. The outriggers are worth it if you want to avoid turtling it.
Keep the mirage drive straight and when tacking you will soon learn why you should use outriggers ;)

Wanna go faster, then go straight to an AI with a trailer. The outbacks hull is speed limited to about 10km an hour and no matter how hard you try I doubt it would go faster. (Yes it could in theory but reality is a seperate story)
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Re: What sail for Outback or just wait for cheep AI

Postby laneends » 31 Dec 2015, 23:07

If you seperate hull from amas on adventure, hull will load easier than an outback on roof bars due to longer length (lower angle of lean) and narrowness of hull (easier to get arms round it, less bulk).
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Re: What sail for Outback or just wait for cheep AI

Postby Wind Waker » 31 Dec 2015, 23:45

Agreed laneends but tying down the hull, amas and sail is still hard on a jacked 4x4 unless you are 6'3 :)

Plus he is a tackle junkie so a trailer would be easier
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