sail for AE convertible

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monamart
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Post by monamart » Wed May 19, 2010 4:45 pm

dspid2404 wrote:monamart - This one was just developed by Advanced Elements. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALLxM17GVK4
Thanks dspid2404. :D ... nice.. I will look for it online...and if I buy it I will post it on the site...

Mario

dspid2404
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Post by dspid2404 » Thu May 20, 2010 3:48 am

You might try Airkayaks.com. They have them for $79.00 and have stock.

monamart
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Post by monamart » Thu May 20, 2010 3:35 pm

Great.... thanks for the tip.. I will definitelly will get it...

Mario

JimD
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Post by JimD » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:49 am

What are the dimensions of the sail? None of the sites I've seen it on have mentioned that.

monamart
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Post by monamart » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:04 am

Hey Jim

it is about 4 x 5 feet.. I bought it about 3 months ago.. and tested it on lake Eagle here in Texas, and it worked just fine... no speed records were set up during the tests but It did move the kayak at a constant speed... and of course the only way it was efficient was with the wind coming on your back.. you could not do any tacking.. paddling against the wind was easy as you can just pull the cord and the sail just collapses.. in all I would give from 1 - 10, an 8..

SoBeCarlos
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A great upwind sail for the AE Convertible

Post by SoBeCarlos » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:29 pm

After much searching I finally found kayak sail that I love for my Advanced Elements Convertible kayak.
The Kayaksailor. See photo below (I hope to eventually post a UTube video):

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I had previously tried the Windpaddle. It has the advantage of light weight and low cost. I have succeded in sailing somewhat upwind with the Windpaddle, but not enough for a round trip and with much leeway even when using the paddle as a leeboard. It is also hard to control in shifty wind and hard to paddle while sailing.

So, my quest for the holy grail of kayak sailing continued and finally brought me to the Kayaksailor (you can Google them). Kuvia LLC makes two sizes 1.6 sq m and 1.4 sq m (to fit different kayaks and wind conditions) as well as an add on Genoa kit. Kuvia LLC also offer excellent customer support.

The Kayaksailor sail kits are very well designed and very well balanced. They can be mounted on an inflatable kayak. The key to the rig is the pair of integral adjustable leeboards. The kits are very professionally made of high quality materials. The Kayaksailor kit is a completely collapsable sloop rig with a battened mainsail supported from the mainmast by a topmast. It is designed for kayak sailing upwind (and of course other points of sail) and allows for paddling alone, paddling while sailing or sailing alone. Kayaksailor rigs perform very well and are easy to use.

No, I do not work for them, I am just a very satisfied customer.

At last I have succeeded in sailing the kayak around in circles. :lol: :lol:

SoBeCarlos
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Video of Advanced Elements Convertible with Kayaksailor sail

Post by SoBeCarlos » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:30 am

Here is my You Tube video of the Rig.
At the end of the video I sail the kayak through a 180 degree turn from about SSW to NNE in a wind coming from the east to east southeast.
[/url]http://youtu.be/GgaXe8jCVYE

SoBeCarlos
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A working link to the video

Post by SoBeCarlos » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:32 am


FrankP
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Post by FrankP » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:35 pm

We bought a 56 in Cruiser by WindPaddle and we like it. So far we have had only a little wind so we are looking forward to a day with some wind.

stevew
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Post by stevew » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:45 am

Did the AE sail ever come to fruition?

FrankP
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Post by FrankP » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:03 am

Yes as I understand it it only works for 180 degree downwind sailing. The WindPaddle can move and you can have winds at 90 degrees and still sail in the direction you want to go. I wanted the better option. So far we have not had much wind but we did get it going at a fair speed with 5-6 MPH winds. We are going out this afternoon and the prediction is for 8MPH winds.

SoBeCarlos
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Upwind Sailing the Convertible

Post by SoBeCarlos » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:33 am

Here is a new video of upwind sailing with the Kayaksailor 1.6 m2 and Genoa sails on the Advanced Elements Convertible http://youtu.be/eb-6XUjQxtY

robbyw
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Re: Upwind Sailing the Convertible

Post by robbyw » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:23 pm

Hola Carlos:

Tengo un Convertible tambien y me interesa la idea de la vela. Me gustaria probar primero o verlo mas cerca antes de decidir. Tengo una hermana en N.Miami que a veces visito. Te podria contactar para ver el tuyo?

Un abrazo,

Roberto

SoBeCarlos wrote:Here is a new video of upwind sailing with the Kayaksailor 1.6 m2 and Genoa sails on the Advanced Elements Convertible http://youtu.be/eb-6XUjQxtY

Freddie
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Kayaksailor on AE conv

Post by Freddie » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:30 am

Hi, the Kayksailor kit works well on the AE conv (and would work on the exp too) The foredeckk has just the perfect size for the kit! You can really sail upwind..great fun! And it looks very nice on it too! Freddie

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