SeaDog Sails

Contact Richard at seadogsails1@gmail.com to place an order

SeaDog Kayak Sails are the bomb and will make your sea kayaking way more fun than just paddling. Sailing with a kayak sail in a sea or Sit on Top kayak is easy.


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How often have you been out on the water in your kayak and there was a bit of breeze blowing?
Have you ever wished to be able to harness the wind and get to help you along?
Now you can with a Sea Kayak Sail!

SeaDog kayak sails are extremely efficient and unlike some other sails they offer upwind* sailing in a kayak.
Yes, one can sail across the wind and go out and back without having to paddle at all, if so wishing.

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The kayak sails are mounted far away enough that the kayaker can still paddle freely unrestricted for when the winds are too light to sail alone. A SeaDog kayak sail with a bit of breeze and the paddling suddenly becomes so much easier. When the wind picks up one can just sail and if the wind is too strong for a novice, the sail can be lowered in a split second.

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Most kayaks need very little modifications to install a SeaDog sail.
One has to be prepared to drill a couple of holes into the deck which will NOT compromise the integrity or waterpoofness of a kayak.
SeaDog sails are based on a design developed decades ago and refined over time.
The materials used in SeaDog sails are premium not currently found in other sails on the market.
The workmanship is superb and the design can be customized to personal requirements.


TECHNICAL INFO:
These sails are just as suitable for both SOT Fishing Kayaks as they are for sea kayaks.
The workmanship and cut of the sails is top quality and cannot be faulted.
The sails are made up of a combination of panels using a mix of Contender Dark Grey Code Zero laminate with a black diamond reinforcing weave on a Mylar base, as well as other panels comprising Contender ZZ03 dark grey tri-laminate sailcloth reinforced with Black Aramid (similar to Kevlar) diamond patterns. This is the type of sailcloth used in racing dinghys. It is a very stable cloth and resists  stretching in the leech which is the most common cause of leech flutter.
Top panels are coloured so that the sails are highly visible on the water.
This mix of panels allows the sail to have an optimum aerodynamic shape, giving it the right characteristics for excellent upwind performance as well as off the wind.
The stays are attached to the mast below the sail, making this type of sail particularly suited to kayaks, as should the paddler be hit by a strong gust of wind, the sheet rope can be released and the sail will fly forward of the mast, instantly depowering the sail.

Sails come complete with mast, boom, batten and Spectra side stays. Flexible mast deck fitting included which slides into the base of the mast for easy fitting or removal from the deck.
Cords for uphaul and sheet rope also supplied.


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Mast length is 150cm for 0.8 size sail, 140cm for the 0.7 size.
Sails are sold with a generous sized sail bag included.
Deck fittings apart from flexible mast base not included as these are an individual choice.
These Black Diamond sails are available in sizes of 0.8m² and 0.7m².
For sailors wanting to venture in stiffer breezes I make a special 0.6m² sail in all coloured sailcloth.

I usually stock 0.8m² and 0.7m² for immediate delivery, viewable on the next page below.
Custom colours take approximately 2 weeks to manufacture.
Local pick-up in Brisbane or request a quote for courier delivery anywhere in Australia.
International delivery now available with special arrangement.

Contact Richard at seadogsails1@gmail.com for further information.



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Pictures of Sails and Colour Combinations that can be Ordered

SeaDog Commander Clear-View Twin Batten

The SeaDog Commander Clear View is the latest sail from the SeaDog range of sails which include the Multi-coloured sails made of nylon Spinnaker cloth, the Black Diamond series and now the Commander Clear-View with twin battens.  The Black Diamond series are now also available with the Clear-View bottom panel.


The use of hi tech sailcloth combined with the high quality workmanship and the twin batten design of the Commander as well as the great value for money places these sails ahead of any competition.  


The design of the Commander Clear View was


To create a lower aspect sail with a shorter mast taking up less room on the deck.  Mast length 146cm
The mast boom and battens to fold together as one neat package when stowed on the deck.
Twin battens to improve the aerodynamic shape in all wind strengths.
Reduce the likelihood of “motoring” when the leech flutters due to stretch of the sailcloth.
Clear-View bottom panel for exceptional forward visibility.
Hi tech sail fabric combined with a coloured top panel for great visibility on the water.

Top panel colours available on request:-
Red, Green, Fluoro Pink, Fluoro Orange, Tangerine, Grey, Blue, and Black

Examples of the Commander are pictured below.  These sails are available for immediate delivery or if out of stock can be made within a week.
All Commanders are available with reefing points as optional extra $15
The reefing points make the sail even more versatile reducing the area to approx 0.6m and thus having one sail to cover an even wider wind range. (See pic below)
Sails have been shipped worldwide including USA, Canada, UK, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and West Indies.
For a quote on international shipping, please send me Country Town and Postcode.
With the Australian dollar historically low, the price of my sails offers exceptional value.




Gnarlydog with his Commander Clear-View Orange top on recent paddle.     Similar sail  $330


All Commanders available with Reefing Points as optional extra $15

One sail to cover a wind range of 5 - 25 knots.




Richard with his Limited Edition Commander plus reefing points.     Similar sail $345


Commander Clear-View Red top Red Trim P1010663  $330
Reefing Points optional extra $15


Commander Clear-View rigged on Cetus MV in Finland      Similar sail $330



Commander ClearView custom colours plus Reefing  Similar sail $345       Photo Marko Uusitalo Finland



Commander Clear-View Blue top Blue Trim       Immediately available $330
Reefing Points as in pic optional extra $15



Commander ClearView Green & Yellow  $330   Optional reefing points $15



Commander Clear-View Green top and Green Trim      Immediately available $330
Reefing Points optional extra $15



Limited Edition SeaDog Commander with Reefing         $345

A special limited edition of the SeaDog Commander.  This sail will ensure that you stand out in the crowd, and with its colourful panels is quite unique in its appearance. The sail comes complete with reefing points, twin battens and translucent bottom panel.


The Limited Edition Commander showing the reefing, reducing the sail area by approx 1/3



Watch SeaDog sails in 15 knots off Platypus Bay Peel Island


Selection of Commanders available for immediate delivery.      $330




Commander Purple Top with translucent bottom panel  Code P1010508    $330



Commander Clear-View with Green top Code P1010475      $330




Commander Clear-View with Red top code P1010465        $330


Commander Multi-Coloured with translucent bottom panel  Code P1010513     $330


Commander Clear-View stowed on deck


SeaDog sails shipped in sturdy cardboard tube for International and Australian buyers


Detail of the high quality workmanship in every SeaDog Commander sail.

Contact Richard at seadogsails1@gmail.com to place an order



SeaDog Black Diamond 0.8m  Code P1010319       $300

Dark grey Contender sailcloth with diamond black aramid reinforcing with white Code Zero panel.



SeaDog Black Diamond 0.7m  Code P1010371    $290

Orange top panel, white Code Zero, dark grey Contender cloth.


SeaDog Black Diamond 0.7m  Code P1010373    $290

Purple top panel, Contender grey cloth with black aramid reinforcing panels.




SeaDog Black Diamond 0.8m  Code P1010290  $300

Yellow top, Pink, White Code Zero, Contender ZZ03 bottom panel.


SeaDog Black Diamond Clear-View™ 0.8m Code P1010396   $300    

The Black Diamond Clear-ViewTM utilises a clear see-through Mylar cloth with a black Aramid diamond pattern on the bottom panel.  The see-through panel allows excellent visibility while still maintaining a fully aerodynamic shape to the sail. The Mylar is shiny on both sides and is crinkly to the touch.  This may suit the kayaker who wants visibility through the sail and would otherwise have requested a separate vinyl panel sewn into the sail. Having the entire bottom panel as see through allows vastly better visibility than a vinyl window, which historically has been the only option.


SeaDog Black Diamond Clear-View™ 0.8m Code  P1010402  $300

Orange top panel giving excellent visibility on the water. Dark and light grey Contender sailcloth with black Aramid reinforcing.  Clear-View Aramid reinforced bottom panel to give excellent vision ahead.


Contact Richard at seadogsails1@gmail.com for further information


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Fitting SeaDog sails to SOTs and Fishing Kayaks

If you have a SOT fishing kayak, why not take advantage of the wind to take you to your chosen spot.  While SOTs won't point as high to the wind as a Sea Kayak they will have a significant improvement in speed on a reach (with the wind abeam) or aft (with the wind coming from behind).
The recommended sail size for a SOT is 0.8m as these boats are significantly heavier than a Sea Kayak and much wider and therefore  more stable.


SeaDog 0.8m fitted to a Wilderness Tarpon 120



The mast can be mounted as either a 3 stay system utilising 2 sidestays and a backstay or 2 stays as in the picture above.
Fitout showing mounting points for mast base and side stays attachment.

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The uphaul and sheet ropes are run along the gunwhale either side of the cockpit and out of the way of the rudder pedals.


SeaDog Black Diamond 0.8m fitted to an Ocean Fishing Kayak


Uphaul cord (for raising and lowering the sail) leading into a clam cleat.


Uphaul cord leading through a small pulley attached to the bow of the boat and then back to the clam cleat as shown above.
All the fittings necessary to mount the sail are readily available from any marine supplier or ships chandlery.  The red flexible mast base as seen in the picture above is supplied with the sail, as are all cords and stays.


SeaDog Sails in Finland

 SeaDog sails have now been noticed as far afield as Finland with the first sail being shipped over a couple of months ago.  Kayak sailing is a rarity in Finland and the first sail was set up on a Guillemot SnG Night Heron and created considerable interest.



Having a ball on Lake Vanaja in Southern Finland




15 knots on Lake Vanaja


Nothing like a following sea for maximum fun !


Camping at Lake Lietvesi on a four day trip of the Lake Saimaa system


Notice dry suit...water temp 8C


Beautifully crafted Guillemot SnG Night Heron with SeaDog Black Diamond sail


Note the unique twin forestay system leading to a single uphaul Y line

Sailing Videos & Pictures

Videos and images of SeaDog Sails in action:



video: sea kayak sailing with SeaDog Black Diamond 0.8m²
  


video: sea kayak sail surfing with SeaDog Black Diamond 0.8m²



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 prototype SeaDog Black Diamond Clear-View™



SeaDog 07 at night .