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Reason for not using the camp chair is that I don't want the four points of the legs on the bottom of the hull. My kid broke my computer this weekend and my 13 year old compressor bit the dust last week. I highly recommend getting a piragis cataloge, unless you don't have spare cash for your new canoe, then it suck to get it!
For some reason, I just don't like the hard mounted points on the gunwale like you pictured. They just looped the rope around the boat I would try to copy but it is next to the binding and as you can guess being from 1939 the binding is fragile. Another cheap alternative to keep shit dry is an ammo can (I'm pretty sure most people on OSR have a few kicking around). I have mentioned a few times during the last couple of weeks that I have a WindPaddle Cruiser sail to review. So I asked for one to try for review and have used it now enough to give my views and also to decide whether I want to actually buy one for keeps. And when you are sitting in the canoe like this (Note for later how calm the loch is but yet the sail is there just in case).
For these reasons and having watched video clips and read other reviews I have no real doubts that the WindPaddle can perform the more advanced sailing operations claimed.
However, if you want a sail to give you a free ride when the wind is at your back the WindPaddle is the way to go. Even when it is flat calm I have chucked the WindPaddle in the canoe and on a few of these times enough wind has built up that it has been worth pulling the tab and getting a free ride with the wind. Of course if you have a sailing thwart and a mast foot installed in your canoe then the setting up of your sail will have been easier than me with the clamp. For speed and in a panic dropping it forward is easier but it tends to go over the front and get partly into the water where it acts like a drogue.
Folding the sail away takes a little getting used to but after a little practise it becomes pretty straight forward.
As I have only had the sail for a short time I cannot comment in detail about how long it will last or how much abuse it will stand up to. So in summary the WindPaddle is easy to use, simple to install, can be positioned anywhere and performs well. As to making a clone the materials cost may be less but if you have a value on your time I do not see you getting this done under budget.
I think the best evidence that these sails are not so easy to replicate cheaply is the lack of cheap knock offs on ebay and a dearth of home made examples showing up on the forum. The more I have looked at it and thought about it the more I am convinced people are getting these argument entirely the wrong way round. Divide that ?170 into the miles sailed with this and the cost suddenly becomes so much more reasonable. So since I really really think you should have a pole anyway lets just say the cost of the standard sail is ?75 so how can I argue that the WindPaddle is better value for money at more than twice that cost?
So using the above examples that are not unusual you will have two or three extra mast foots and thwarts clogging up your canoe and still not be able to sail as often as if you had a WindPaddle. I can remember in the early days on the forum when I had not tried sailing a canoe I was saying it seemed like cheating, as I was a canoeist out to canoe not a sailor. This statement struck a cord with me and made sailing into the balancing half of all that time paddling into the wind, however, before the WindPaddle this has not been anything like a fair split. I like the simplicity of it which probably makes it a more useable proposition for the non specialist sailor.
To my mind the disadvantage of having a sail is that it shortens the time on a trip, usually the only time I want to shorten a trip is when I'm paddling into the wind. Now with the WindPaddle I expect a much fairer split between battling into the wind and the joy of being blown effortlessly to my destination.
We were out on Consiton in our Jensen 18 with the Open Canoe Sailing Group last weekend and I came away with completely the opposite conclusion! Paddling upwind has never struck me as anything like as much fun: time to sit and switch with a high cadence and get a good workout.
I have used a Pacific Action Sail with a SOT, they are very easy to deploy and stow when not in use. I have a Colorado that I have happilly experimented with by replacing seats, adding DIY bouyancy blocks and lacing. With the lacing I copied others on the site who have used clear tubing to create loops along the inside of the canoe. New canoe is a Wenonah Prospector 15 so I am going from a plastic boat to RX if material is a factor. I bought 35' of good quality 8mm rope at some expense, and when I offered it up to the hull decided it was just too big [the coil weighed several pounds as well]. I've laced both my Reflection 15 and my wife's Traveller 15 with 5mm, but put grab loops of 10mm at each end. I curved 3mm stainless steel flat bar to follow the lines of the gunwhales then with ss chain links welded to the flat bar they were self tappered to the underside of the gunwhales. I've heard of the gunwhales being ripped out of a swamped boat by the airbags etc being attached to them rather than to stitching through the hull.
As aleady stated by others I use 8mm (10mm in the big WW tandem: I just happened to have some in the workshop).
These are continuous lacings with the odd exception that a piece gets broken here or there.

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By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. And yes, he will have flotation device on, pockets full of bobbers, and a full self contained breathing aparatus on standby!! I don't expect rocks and such while he's sitting in it, but it would still add rigidity to the bottom when absorbing wake or ripples which I don't want. I think in the time it may take, if at all, for it to get crappy I wouldn't be bothered to re-rig with fresh rope and tube. I think it's the idea of thru rivets sticking out, blind rivets holding or not, and a protrusion from the smooth inside edge. I've got some ideas in my head on how to make some, but need to find someone with a decent sewing machine.
These have been mentioned a few times on the site and always the discussion seems to home in on one point, the cost. I found this a little short for where I wanted to be positioned so I attached a length of cord with a prussic knot. I do think that you would either need a bit of a sailing background or have to spend a fair bit of time to be able to realise these abilities.
If you want an advanced sail to allow you to make progress into the wind and to eliminate the need for paddling when their is any sort of wind then this is not the sail for you, nor are any of the less advanced sails. I have had my other sailing rig for a few years at least now but am pretty sure I have used the windpaddle more in the last few weeks than the other sail has seen in the last few years.
There is no way I would have bothered to have the other sail with me let alone the clamp I need. For you the only advantage of the WindPaddle would be the sheer speed of deployment and not being tied to the one position.
I was worried that when in the canoe it would be way harder than it is on land but in truth it was actually easier because of it being held by the clips at the bottom. Certainly all the construction I can see is sturdy and well made with no flaws on my example.
This is true and in higher winds I did feel a lot safer and less at risk of the sail taking the canoe over. I do not think the problem for people is the cost of the WindPaddle, I think it is the perception that they could make a sail very similar for much much less and that they are being ripped off. I think people are still thinking about the cost as being for a bit of material and some string.
If you saw this two years ago and thought it was too expensive and did not make an alternative, how many miles have you missed out on sailing? Easy it is the versatility and coming back to to cost per mile sailed that I mentioned earlier. Once you have more than one canoe the maths really starts to tip in favour of the WindPaddle.
As I have said that is something I can only tell with time but I am convinced enough to be putting my money where my mouth is and am buying the sample I was sent for review.
Someone replied that it was like being a cyclist, you had to work hard peddling up hill so it was only fair you got to free wheel down the same hill. Putting up a sail or even having one available has just been too much hassle most of the time.
I abolutely loved both sailing and paddle-sailing upwind: far more rewarding that just slogging upwind with nothing but a paddle - but I didn't care one bit for the downwind sailing bit!
Paddling-sailing upwind is hugely more rewarding as the sail maintains the momentum of the canoe between strokes and helps you punch through the waves. I would contact Johnson Outdoor, they would certainly let you have one, they have flooded the Anglers Afloat SOT forum with kayaks and gear.
Even given all the pros, I'm still not going to fork out ?170 but then I'm not being forced to either. Otherwise I plan to drill and lace the new one in the same way (apart from making sure I drill the same number of holes on both sides this time!). If you expect to be regularly extracting a pinned boat, then 8mm would certainly be useful, but most people seem to compromise around 6mm. These latter are knotted on the inside with a double fishermans, which fills the gap between the two sides of the hull and will prevent the sides being squeezed in if a heavy pull is put onto the loop. If the item comes direct from a manufacturer, it may be delivered in non-retail packaging, such as a plain or unprinted box or plastic bag. Find out more about your rights as a buyer - opens in a new window or tab and exceptions - opens in a new window or tab. You've read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab.
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All lacing includes end loops, which are tied directly into the hull lacing to give a strong load point when pulling swamped boats!
I'll be doing anything from lazily floating the lake to river fishing down the James and hopefully a bit of whitewater on the New River.
I hate the bungee cord in places because it's never snug enough and just another thing to snag a hook or tree branch on. He just turned two in January so he's a bit small, but we're a stones throw from the lake so I'll start him there just putting around.
This will be to clip gear in random spots, and eventually to lace across airbags for whitewater. Can't see any downsides to the reflective part unless I'm trying to hide from someone, which I don't anticipate in a canoe. I can maybe see doing it as just an empty bucket as a dragger when in some very light current.
Like others this is what has kept me from getting one before now However, I suddenly found myself looking at this from a different angle and it made a big difference on my views. Then my thoughts about the sail in use with pictures etc and finally my thoughts on the price. My knowledge of sailing is such that I know you can sail side on to the wind and even into the wind but the practicalities of this are beyond me. I have clipped it to the lacing of my canoe but it would be as easy to clip it to a seat, thwart or even the carry handle.
The prussic allowed me to slide the knot to where I wanted it on the loop to trim the sail side to side to suit the wind direction. I found the cut and shape of the WindPaddle was such that when it was filled by the wind it helped to hold it open. You will have the time and tools installing the mast foot and thwart but these are one time operations so not really an issue.
This restricts you to only sailing when solo and also makes setting up the sail a fair bit of hassle which reduces the amount of time you spend sailing. In addition, the upwind paddling maximises the effective wind: you're making the effective wind speed (the rate of airflow past the sail) greater with every stroke. When I laced the canoe I used the same 8mm floating rope as I used for painters and swimlines from Barry at Boat ropes. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount. I was thinking of using his small locking campchair and lashing it into the boat using the d-rings and straps through the frame.
Prior to the WindPaddle I had used one of the canoe pole sails a little and managed downwind and slightly across wind on occasions but with no real predictability.
I suspect this is of more use to those more advanced sailors sailing across wind than the likes of myself for whom sails are more of a downwind aid.
With my other rig I had to either have installed the seat clamp before I left or have it with me all the time.
Maybe there are some out there but I suspect in the vast majority of cases the thought that they could make one cheaper is enough to stop the purchase but not enough to try making one. While this can be used as sail I do not think this can be compared for convenience, ease of use (how do you clip it in?). Now you might hit on the right shape on your first go or you might have numerous almost right sails before you get it sussed.
The 1.5m2 version of this gives the same sail area as the WindPaddle Cruiser and costs ?250 currently. As MK says, a more serious sailing rig equals more work as well, both in rigging it up actually sailing with it.
His little body fits in it better than it would on a flat bench, and it has a center of gravity lower on the gunwales than a typical bench. Both of my deck plates were a faded gray color and now they're a shiny gloss black and look brand new! Given this I am going to accept the claims I see enough evidence for regarding the more advanced sailing options but will say what I have done and what I believe can be done. I also found that altering your trim, sitting lower in the canoe or having the sail positioned differently in the canoe all effected the direction you were taken in or could go in. Certainly similar bands are used in photography reflectors and the like and these seem to last and last.
What you are buying is a wind powered engine that weighs almost nothing, packs so small that there will always be room for it, which can be used at a moments notice, both when solo or tandem and in any canoe or even kayak you own.
However you will have a canoe pole already, if you don't the buy one anyway you will not regret it. As I have said I have already sailed further in the last couple of weeks with the WindPaddle than I have in the last couple of years with my standard sail set up.
With the WindPaddle you throw your stuff in the canoe and clip it in wherever takes your fancy. There will come a point when the buying of replacement umbrellas will be more than the cost of a WindPaddle. It costs nothing to run, needs no maintenance and requires no fuel and yet only costs ?170. I have not tried the Pacific Action Sail but from what I have seen it is still not as easy to use. Given this the WindPaddle could be ten times the price and still offer better value as a sail.

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