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Kayak sailing

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Created by Pjv 2 months ago, 12 Oct 2017
Pjv
3 posts
12 Oct 2017 9:45PM
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Hi all new here I have kayak I use for fishing now I like to make my own sails out of ripstop fabric where can I buy the stuff from

airsail
QLD, 231 posts
13 Oct 2017 5:22AM
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Find a local kiteshop and ask about any unrepairable or old kites available, the fabric is still usually fairly good. The bigger kites are better as they have bigger panels between the struts.

Harrow
NSW, 2158 posts
13 Oct 2017 8:40AM
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I've bought it from Spotlight before.

Pjv
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13 Oct 2017 8:53AM
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airsail said..
Find a local kiteshop and ask about any unrepairable or old kites available, the fabric is still usually fairly good. The bigger kites are better as they have bigger panels between the struts.


Thanks for your help

Pjv
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13 Oct 2017 9:02AM
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Harrow said..
I've bought it from Spotlight before.



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Harrow said..
I've bought it from Spotlight before.




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Harrow said..
I've bought it from Spotlight before.




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Harrow said..
I've bought it from Spotlight before.




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Harrow said..
I've bought it from Spotlight before.


Hi did it work ok I want to try before I buy one so if I do like the sailing then I haven't lost big dollars

Harrow
NSW, 2158 posts
13 Oct 2017 12:29PM
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Sorry, I didn't use it for sailing, it was to fix a hiking tent.

You could also try looking in the "Buy & Sell" section on this website....you might find an old sail you could buy for almost nothing that you could butcher.

Wollemi
NSW, 246 posts
13 Oct 2017 1:30PM
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There are a few small businesses that make them. I bought mine from the kite shop at the S end of Coogee, and was used on many days the last time I crossed Bass Strait by sea-kayak. This set-up, with an up-haul that is redirected from the bow, and outhauls for mast rigidity... may not suit your needs if you have a rod and tackle in front of you.

Anyway, another is Flat Earth Kayak Sails, made in the Gippsland region, but do distribute world-wide.
www.flatearthkayaksails.com/sails/the-new-code-zero-in-action/

Agent000
119 posts
13 Oct 2017 7:13PM
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for a cheap way to try it out google polytarp sails. they won't last so long but great for prototypes



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