Puff Boating

Stopped at Monterey Bay Kayak Saturday to look at kayak sails. Have been daydreaming about them since this trip on New Melones this spring.

 

 

Raincoat Jib

Checked out the Windpaddle and instantly realized it’s potential. My pedal yaks are battleships so I went for the largest model “Cruiser” rated for canoes and tandems.

 

Very easy to setup (two clips), quick to deploy and super light.

Initial deployment

Another look

Money Shot

View port is weak

Needs Botox

Does a wierd moebius strip fold and stows on the hatch.

Stowed in seconds

Windpaddle claims to be able to tack by allowing the sail to rotate.  Will test this weekend here:

Spicer

Spicer Meadows reservoir


Spicer can be quite the wind tunnel at times. Check back for on the water report!

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