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Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Al Code, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Al Code

    Al Code New Member

    I used old Y-Stern Kildonan freighter for years, adapting it to sail. It went like a son of a gun with a lateen rig. I made paddle-boards for it that were portable and efficient... then discovered how much I hate tacking. I would like to find a better sailing rig for the next incarnation of this boat (after recanvassing) and invite any suggestions. I'm thinking spritsail, but don't want anything too complicated that might tip me over in cold water... dry suit or no. I live in Yukon. I'm not fooling around about the cold water concerns.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I would encourage you to stick with a lateen rig to reduce the chances of tipping over by keeping the center of effort as low as possible. Todd's book at has good descriptions of a variety of different canoe sail rigs and explanations of the physics involved. Good luck,


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