Page 1 of 2

sail for AE convertible

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:54 pm
by raw10128
Has anyone found or developed a sail that you can place on the AE convertible or expidition. thaks.

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:52 pm
by JCOOLEY
We are currently in the process of designing a sail that will work with all of the models. The design is almost complete and we are trying our best to get it into production for next year. Currently there are alternatives such as the "Paddle Sail", "Spirit Sails" and "Pacific Action". Most people are coming up with theie own ideas and rigging sails for now. Look in the Misc. section of this forum and I believe there are some postings about sails.

Jeremy
8)

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:59 am
by Daddy-O
Has there been any progress on a sail for the Convertible? We almost always have a pretty good wind that blows toward shore in the afternoon. I have considered the Paddle Sail (I think that is the correct name), but I haven't been too impressed with the videos I have seen with it in use. The kayaks in the videos I have seen seem to barely crawl with it. I have thought of trying to make my own, but would like to see what the pros design first. ;)
Daddy-O

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:54 am
by JCOOLEY
The sail is still in the works. When completed, it will work with all of the kayaks. Right now it looks like it will more than likely be introduced into the lineup around mid-season. This would be May-July. Continue to check back for updates.

Jeremy
8)

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:23 am
by Daddy-O
I kind of thought that it might be something new for this next year. I'm looking forward to seeing it work. I hope you'll be putting up some videos on Youtube so we can all have a look at them in action.
Daddy-O

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 3:11 am
by AECNATOR
Any info on the Sail from AE???
Couldn't find anything about the Sail in "Accessories" for AEC

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:12 pm
by JCOOLEY
Prodcution has been put on hold for now. Need to work some kinks out in the design. Looking to be a very late season addition at the earliest but more than likely it will be introduced for 2010.

Jeremy

Mast step

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:21 am
by SoBeCarlos
I have a few ideas for a homemade sail, but while we wait for AE to work out a design for a sail for the AE Convertible, I was wondering if anyone has a good suggestion on how to step a mast into/onto the AE Convertible.

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:13 pm
by John
Can we expect this sail to be better than the windpaddle?

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:40 am
by JCOOLEY
It should be. It will also be available for the 2010 season.

Jeremy

price?

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:00 am
by KayakJack
any idea how much it'll go for?
JCOOLEY wrote:It should be. It will also be available for the 2010 season.

Jeremy

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:51 pm
by JCOOLEY
Should retail for around $80

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:13 pm
by icarl
I used to be a windsurfer for over 20 years. I used to go 30 to 40 mph on tiny windsurfing boards. Loads of fun. That sail looks like a great idea. Too bad you will only be able to use it going down wind. At the lake I was at recently the wind was against me all the way there and then changed directions so it was against me all the way back. It would have been nice to use that sail if the wind had cooperated because it was a total of 15 mi that I had to kayak against the wind. Just about died that day. :wink:

Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:05 pm
by monamart
Maybe a little late but I found this great video for a sail on an AFC2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3xW_2bA ... re=related

Mario

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:08 pm
by dspid2404
monamart - This one was just developed by Advanced Elements. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALLxM17GVK4