Downwind Spinnaker for Canoes
Featherweight Rig for Minimalist
Imagine being pushed silently by
the wind as you relax in your seat, troll your favorite lure, watch
the shoreline slide by...
We offer the right-sized Spinnaker Sail for any canoe or kayak.
This is a highly refined and field-proven
stow-away travel rig and should never be left at home. Folded in
half, the sail becomes a small airfoil sail for crosswind reaches.
Instead of a leeboard, use your canoe paddle by placing it in the
water where you would position a leeboard (close to the sail on
the lee-side of the canoe).
Dermot Blount, England
I am very pleased with the purchase
of the Spinnaker... have been out in Force 4 winds a couple of times
-- found it excellent...
Why so many people choose Easy Riders
heeling, our Downwind Spinnaker features a symmetric, triangular
shape, which places the center of effort low above the boat.
In very strong winds, you can
reef the spinnaker to half its size by folding it around the mast.
Folded in half, the sail turns
into a small airfoil sail for crosswind reaches.
When not in use, the spinnaker
stows underneath the kayaks elastic deck tie-downs and does
not restrict paddling.
Likewise, the mast does not
restrict paddling when left standing.
Sail and 2-piece fiberglass
mast make a slim two-pound package which easily stows inside the
Rigging is quick and easy and
can be done while out on the water.
like to fish? The mast base does double
duty: it also accepts Fishing Rod Holder #2302.
When ordering a Spinnaker Sail...
Our Downwind Spinnaker Rig for Canoes includes
the sail, 2-piece fiberglass mast, and quick-disconnect mast thwart.
No tools are needed.
Easy Riders new Mast Thwarts make it easy to use our Spinnaker
Sail with any canoe. Order Mast Thwart
#1901B for operating the sail from the
bow seat, Mast Thwart #1901C
to sail from the stern seat of a canoe.
Please specify whether the sail is to be
operated by the bow paddler or the stern paddler.
NOTE: The price of the Spinnaker Rig includes your choice of
(lower 48 states), $35 (Alaska & Hawaii), $75 (overseas)
|Downwind Spinnaker Rig, 8 sq. ft.
Reaching Spinnaker Rig, 6 sq. ft.
Mast Thwart, bow position
Mast Thwart, center position
Fishing Rod Holder