WTB - Pacific Action Sail - 1.5?

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TC NZ
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Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:55 am

Hi, Anyone have one of these not in use or looking for a new home? Aiming to try one out over the holidays. Cheers, TC

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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:54 am

I'm not selling, but if you're up in the Bay of Islands, you're welcome to try mine out (1.5m²).
The 1.5 has a fair bit of grunt though, I would recommend trying a 1.0m² first (The masts are shorter as well, which works better on a smaller yak) - 12+kts is a little intimidating in a kayak!

There are DIY plans for a clone here (This was my first one, and in hindsight compared very well against the commercial version for significantly less cost)
https://www.kayarchy.co.uk/html/01equip ... DIYrig.htm
http://www.topkayaker.net/Articles/Surf ... kSail.html

I would recommend bolting S/S triangular webbing fittings to the yak rather than the plastic quick-release buckles. The footing gets a fair bit of load.
I used a couple of penny washers, shaped to fit the curve, inside the hull to spread the load on the fittings and also bent the stainless fittings to match the external curve.
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TC NZ
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Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:17 am

Great -- thanks for the offer. Not sure I'll be up in the BoIs this summer (just south a bit) but I'll check out those diy plans. I'm currently using a 4.3 OK trident. Cheers, TC

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Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:26 pm

Ran a PA clone on my 4.3 with no issues. :y:
Phoenix Hornet - Specialty Assault Craft

Dad! Dad! Look at his fish! It's way bigger than anything you've EVER caught! - Nosey 7-8yo boy on opening my icebox to father strapping down his $XXX Stabicraft 759(?) - Gold. Pure Gold.

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Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:57 pm

Hi TC,

Yea got one that's not being used - actually none of my kayak gear is getting used to be honest - PM me an offer (y)

Cheers, Jason
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