Category Archives: IK & Packraft sailing

More kayak disc sailing

The IK & packraft sail Index Page Windbag update 2016: the 3mm-thick 305cm-long glass fibre rod snapped. Not surprising with the bending it gets to fold down, but I doubt it’s worth repairing. I bought another length via ebay for a tenner. … Continue reading

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Pacific Action V-sail revisited

Windy but warm and dry thanks for asking – a good afternoon to take the IK out sailing. I’ve not done that since Ningaloo last September (top right) when I was blown away so to speak, but not in a … Continue reading

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Kayaking Ningaloo – Part 2

Part 1 is here. Gallery at the bottom of the page. After a spell of snorkeling in Coral Bay and reading in Exmouth, I drove round to the ocean  side of the Cape and met up with Jeff and Sharon near … Continue reading

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Kayaking Ningaloo – Part 1

After a great paddle in Shark Bay with Jeff and Sharon a few years ago, we’d vowed to try the more exposed transit of the Ningaloo Reef, from the small resort of Coral Bay, north along the west side of … Continue reading

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Kayak and packraft sails

To see how I made a disc sail click this This is how it worked first time out in a packraft This is how it worked first time out in my Incept kayak And this is a proper Pacific Action ‘V’ sail fitted on my … Continue reading

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Fitting a Pacific Action sail on Incept K40

See also this post as well as this post about using the PA in strong winds in Western Australia. There’s a video there too. I’m pretty sure my 0.78m2 home-made disc sail is too small to push the 4-metre Incept along until wind … Continue reading

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Packraft sailing

See also this post First sunny spring day around here so we went out to try out the flip-out disc sail I made over the winter on my Llama and Steve’s Big Kahuna. Wind was forecast at about 8 mph but … Continue reading

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Homemade packraft or kayak sail

For my original post on the idea of IK sailing, with various videos, click this For my first go packrafting with the sail, click this, and in a kayak, see this A cheap ‘Windpaddle’ sail A few years ago I got … Continue reading

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