The kit is easily plugged on a kayak, without modification, by simply bolting central module supporting beam and rig to existing standard inserts of the boat (central module interface points are specific to each kayak model).

Fixation du module central sur le kayak / Bolting central module on kayak

The boat can be carried as easily as a basic sea kayak on a car roof, in 3 different parts

  • The kayak fitted with its central module
  • The ‘beam+folded floats’ assembly
  • The furled rig in its sleeve,

These two last elements being tied with the paddle using straps

Sur le toit / On car roofSur le toit / On car roof

Preparation for going to water in folded configuration is very simple:

  • Position the beam longitudinally to the kayak and slip it onto its rotation axle fastened to the central module.
  • Tie the beam to the kayak using the elastic attached to the central module.
  • Do the same with the furled rig on the other side

Montage de l’ensemble ‘Bras+flotteurs’ / Mounting of rhe ‘beam+floats” assemblySaisie du bras / Securing the beamSaisie du gréement / Securing the rig

Dont’ forget your paddle, your skirt and your life jacket; you are then ready to go.

Embarquement / Boardingwindyak kitA la pagaie / Paddling

You can then comfortably paddle without being hampered by the kit.

Folded configuration will be much more suited to cross the breaker waves when starting from a beach.

As soon as conditions become favourable to sailing, don’t hesitate to unfold !

  • Untie the elastic securing the beam; then lift it with your two hands, and at the same time make it turning around its rotation axle to put it in unfolded position, in front of the man hole.
  • On each side, move the hoist above the beam and hook the hanks in the shackle fastened to the central module; then strain both tackles.

Déploiement du bras / Unfolding the beamFin de déploiement du bras / End of beam unfoldingFixation du bras / Fastening the beam

  • Unfold successively each float by pulling the related unfolding rope, and simultaneously by releasing the other folding rope.
  • Fasten the strained rope to the dedicated clamcleat placed on the beam
  • Déploiement du flotteur / Unfolding the floatFixation du flotteur / Fastening the float

  • Untie the elastics securing the rig, then move aft the rig in order to be able to lift it above the beam.
  • Right the mast, and put its low tip in the windsurfer like footstep
  • The following step is now rig mounting:

Déplacement du gréement / Moving the rigRedressement du mat / Erecting the mastMontage du mat / Mounting the rig

Bring aft the bipod against the mast, then fasten the two hanks to the bipod, and tighten the related tackle

Fixation du mat / Fastening the mastFixation du mat / Fastening the mast

Note: bipod shrouds: we are also performing tests for simplification (to reduce the number of ropes on board) to replace them by a fastening system using a hook as for ski shoes, directly mounted on the bipod. The idea is to get, when the bipod is joined to the mast, a self-supported tigid tripod.

The last step now consists in unfolding the sail to be able to navigate:

  • Haul down manually the sleeve after having untied the halyard
  • Release the second rope maintaining the battens flattened against the mast to have the sail unfolding.

Affalage de la chaussette / Hauling down the sleeveDéploiement de la voile / Unfolding the sailDéploiement de la voile / Unfolding the sail

  • Tighten the 3rd rope tied to the tack of the sail.
  • Finally tie the main sheet

Fixation du point d’amure / Fastening the tackMontage de l’écoute / Fastening the sheet

Sheet in and lest’s go…

A la voile / SailingA la voile / SailingA la voile / Sailing

Paddle to get enough speed and position adequately the boat with respect to wind direction (she will find more easily her balance, particularly when going close hauled). If the kayak has no rudder, then use your paddle as a very efficient one.

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