CLC Sail Rig - Chesapeake Light Craft Kayak Sail Rig MK II

I built this sail rig to go with my boat, Hull B.    I built this project strictly from plans, and raw materials.  I also did things a little differently than CLC lays out.  First, I used a different sail plan, with a jib and a mainsail.  I will also changed the way the crossbars (aka's) will be attached to the hull.  Finally I built the floats (ama's) as hybrids, where the hulls were plywood and the decks were strip built.

Length:
  12 feet
Beam:
  10 feet
Weight: 40 lbs.
  • 8/28/08 - The sail rig is complete!
    8/28/08 - The sail rig is complete!
  • A small hatch covers the spot where the mast goes.
    A small hatch covers the spot where the mast goes.
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • View of one of the amas.
    View of one of the amas.
  • 9/13/08 - A system is built to carry the rig in one compact package.
    9/13/08 - A system is built to carry the rig in one compact package.
  • 9/19/08 - A week or so ago a passerby took some photos of me launching the sail rig.
    9/19/08 - A week or so ago a passerby took some photos of me launching the sail rig.
  • There was almost no wind, but it was still nice to be on the water.
    There was almost no wind, but it was still nice to be on the water.
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • The rudder and leeboard are down and sails up.  I was sailing about a half knot in almost still air.
    The rudder and leeboard are down and sails up. I was sailing about a half knot in almost still air.
  • 10/5/08 - I tested out my new rudder today.  It worked great.
    10/5/08 - I tested out my new rudder today. It worked great.
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • I think the camera needs to be cleaned!
    I think the camera needs to be cleaned!
  • 10/25/08 - A view from the cockpit under sail.
    10/25/08 - A view from the cockpit under sail.
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • Sailing in Lake Washington.
    Sailing in Lake Washington.
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
  • CLC Sail Rig Mk2
    CLC Sail Rig Mk2
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Click here for a video of the sailrig in action.
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Photos of the construction process.


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