Sea kayak sailing with Stevatron

Using a Flat Earth sail again after a few years hiatus, Stevatron enjoys the fun aspect of a windy day on the sea.

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Using a Flat Earth sail again after a few years hiatus, Stevatron enjoys the fun aspect of a windy day on the sea.

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John Stenborg
John Stenborg - 5 years ago
...why snap turtle snake neck...
Grey Short
Grey Short - 6 years ago
Does the sail interfere with the Eskimo coup? Assembled or raised?
damianomtb
damianomtb - 6 years ago
it does when raised but releasing the mast and then rolling ads about2 seconds to the action. If one is skilled with rolling it's also possible to roll with the sail deployed and risen, but it requires sculling instead of a single sweep or C2C stroke. If the sail is stowed on deck there is no difference when rolling
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith - 6 years ago
Looks great fun! Gotta get one. Also love those Greenland Paddles. Are they carbon? And whear did yo get them? Great vid, thanks for posting.
J. Wesley Stevenson
J. Wesley Stevenson - 6 years ago
When you're ready to add an outrigger kit to your sailing kayak, check out Expandacraft. Lots of options and far more stability.
J. Wesley Stevenson
J. Wesley Stevenson - 6 years ago
I see, keeping it simple is best for you. We have however, been in some crazy rough surf and waves and as of yet, never flipped an Expandacraft. I'm a died in the wool multi hull guy myself with too many old injuries to paddle very far. :-( Keep up the good work with these videos, looks fun.
damianomtb
damianomtb - 6 years ago
Adding an outrigger complicates things beyond the intended purpose. To me it would be like adding an electric motor that defies the simplicity of real sea kayaking. I doubt that the outrigger can take the surf, can handle steep waves and the inevitable rolling that occurs when pushing myself while sea kayaking. But it a quiet Sunday afternoon with gentle breeze would be my style and I wouldn't be miffed by the setting up of an outrigger than one might consider that.My goal: simplicity, ease of transportation, almost no-time for set up, durability, sturdiness.For anything else I might as well sail for real, like in a dingy.
damianomtb
damianomtb - 7 years ago
@Jj Sands:   not really. I find that when I deploy the sail my kayak becomes more stable in bumpy waters. And so far anybody that has tried sailing for the first time had no trouble with stability. Needing pontoons is a myth!
damianomtb
damianomtb - 7 years ago
in the news I hear much more often of people dying in car accidents: that is my real fear. But of course, the monster from the deep ocean is a primeval fear that some people respond to much more fearfully. To each their own...
Audfile
Audfile - 7 years ago
+damianomtb wat? there's plenty of documented cases of people being taken by salt water crocs and bull sturgeon.
damianomtb
damianomtb - 7 years ago
not sure how "well known" this is among sailors (never heard of it) and despite this "danger" of the sea I have way more scary things to deal with: my drive to the launch site, statistically the most dangerous thing about sea kayaking, sailing or notDo you drive a (or in) car? :-)
Audfile
Audfile - 7 years ago
the only problem is you resemble a porpoise and sand tiger sharks will bite your hull in half. this is well known among sailers.
Jj Sands
Jj Sands - 7 years ago
so basically it appears if you use the sail your kayak gets super tippy and you need the pontoons?
Max Rambo
Max Rambo - 9 years ago
super! greetings from Poland:)
dan o
dan o - 9 years ago
Awesome! What kayaks are these?
damianomtb
damianomtb - 9 years ago
The dark green is a Nordkapp LV and the red one is a Aquanaut C/K
David Hunt
David Hunt - 9 years ago
what is with the skinny paddles?? saving the trees?
Igor Zavoritko
Igor Zavoritko - 5 years ago
Ha!!! Hard to believe? Really??? What other examples of ancient technologies are used for more fun? Chopsticks? Don't you think that certain technological limitations were and are the cause of GP"s skinniness? Not buying your conviction in usefulness of GP either! Style vs. effectiveness when it matters!!! Good luck with that!!!
damianomtb
damianomtb - 9 years ago
hard to believe but the "skinny" paddle has been around for a few thousand years before the "fat" paddles.
While you will not see it at Olympic events I find the Greenland paddle (skinny) more suited for general purpose sea kayaking. More details at http://gnarlydognews.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/technique-greenland-paddles-used-in-all.html

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Hayden Hass
Hayden Hass - 9 years ago
where can I get one of these
Angela Howell
Angela Howell - 8 years ago
ayeee hey hayden whats up keep in touch dude miss you lots ~xoxo angie
damianomtb
damianomtb - 9 years ago
+Hayden Hass you can buy sea kayaks in most (1st world) countries around the world. It is then up to you to mount the sail onto the kayak. I believe P&H (in UK) is the only manufacturer of kayaks that sells the sail and kayak as a kit. Some retailer of kayaks will be able to mount a sail however it probably will not be cheap (or it will be a lousy job).
Hayden Hass
Hayden Hass - 9 years ago
is that for both because in need a kayak to
damianomtb
damianomtb - 9 years ago
the sails in the video are Flat Earth kayak sails. If you live in Australia/New Zealand you can get them directly from the manufacturer, if you live in Europe: Kari-Tek is the exclusive distributor. I am not sure who is the current distributor in USA but probably you will find that info on Flat Earth's website
山親爺
山親爺 - 9 years ago
このカヤックセ-ルはキットとしての販売はしてないのですか?
動画も素晴らしいのでコマ-シャル動画かと思いまして~
山親爺
山親爺 - 9 years ago
何度観ても飽きない興味有る動画です~
bustybroker1
bustybroker1 - 9 years ago
It's hard to see how well you sail upwind. How sharp upwind can you get without drifting off?
bustybroker1
bustybroker1 - 9 years ago
It's hard to see how well you sail upwind. How sharp upwind can you get without drifting off?
Audfile
Audfile - 7 years ago
+damianomtb So you are a "purist". eh, I've kayaked a lot and hate wasting my all arm's energy on steering. I'd rather just provide propulsion. I fail to see any upside to not having a keel.
damianomtb
damianomtb - 7 years ago
not a purist, but in my part of the world keels come on big cumbersome things, like a yacht?
Audfile
Audfile - 7 years ago
+damianomtb what's wrong with a keel? are you a "purist"?
damianomtb
damianomtb - 9 years ago
drift depends on the shape of the hull as deeper "V" kayak keels will reduce some drifting. But realistacally I will say I can get about 60 degrees off head wind travel even if I can point the kayak much further into the wind. For real sailing upwind one would need a keel or a daggerboard, something I am not prepared to have on my sea kayaks
Tim O'Brien
Tim O'Brien - 10 years ago
Can you sail with the wind on your beam?... It looks like you are running the wind in the video....
damianomtb
damianomtb - 10 years ago
Beam winds are no problem with a Flat Earth sail, actually are a lot of fun. Depending on the shape of the hull the kayak will travel at decent speeds and will reach hull speed around 18knots of wind. Any wind above that will not make the kayak go any faster, in beam winds. To put the kayak on a plane I need tail winds where I start to actually surf the waves; there things start to go much faster...
Tim O'Brien
Tim O'Brien - 10 years ago
Why is your paddle so narrow?... Other kayakers use a much wider paddle...
Tim O'Brien
Tim O'Brien - 10 years ago
I read a long time ago that people used narrow oars and they were just as fast as the wide ones with a lot less effort...Thanks for your reply
damiano visocnik
damiano visocnik - 10 years ago
I use a Greenland style paddle. What you are probably familiar with is called Euro style paddle. A Greenland paddle is so much better for me than the wider blades of the Euro. I find it easier to use, more gentle on the body and incredibly easy to roll with. It excels in wind and I love surfing with it. I no longer use my Euro paddles.
Ghostlore
Ghostlore - 10 years ago
What happens if you spill? Not trying to be a smartass...just wondering how hard it is to get boat upright / get back into boat with weight of the extended sail?
Ghostlore
Ghostlore - 10 years ago
+damiano visocnik thanks for the reply. Great video :)
damiano visocnik
damiano visocnik - 10 years ago
in light winds I can roll back up with the sail deployed. In stiff breezes I prefer to let the mast collapse (release the uphaul) and then scull back up. Surprisingly the sail kind of stabilizes the kayak when underway.
William Highsmith
William Highsmith - 10 years ago
Cool sailing. Cool change.
Mici444
Mici444 - 10 years ago
Thnks,now i know what my next purchase will be ,awesome video guys!

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damianomtb
damianomtb - 10 years ago
sea kayak sailing is for lady kayakers too, there is no gender discimination in my `hood. Think of it as "gravity assisted" sport, like skiing, downhill mountain biking etc. Most paddlers once they try kayak sailing are hooked and have a lot of fun on windy days when conventional paddling would be tedious
peterdcarter1
peterdcarter1 - 10 years ago
big grin
Thierry Kamette
Thierry Kamette - 10 years ago
Éther you go kayaking or you go sailing !!! Or is it for lady kayakers
saigonbride
saigonbride - 10 years ago
Formidable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jacques Brouyer
Jacques Brouyer - 10 years ago
is it home made system ?
Thomas, Nadya La Grand Esquivion Sarakasi
Thomas, Nadya La Grand Esquivion Sarakasi - 11 years ago
nice
KAYAK EXPERIENCE
KAYAK EXPERIENCE - 11 years ago
I like it very much, my friend! Someday... I have to come!!!

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