This looks like a cool rig for windy days. Seems like a much better solution than the golf umbrella since it leaves your hands free to use your paddle. It got pretty good reviews in the latest Sea Kayaker magazine.
dan, i have never used a spirit sail but brent was unable slip the sail post out of the deck mount in those high wind conditions with one hand, conditions were such that you really didn't want to take your hand off your paddle, once the sail is removed it stows very easily and quickly. april 2005 sea kayaker has an article on 13 tested sails and would be a good place to start on researching a sail to purchase. the review of the spirit sail cautions use in winds over 15 mph and describes the take down procedeure in detail.Dan_Millsip said:Interesting. What makes the sail so difficult to take down? Does it stow on the deck?
btw: how do you pronounce "dvfrggr"?