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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:03 pm 
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I bought the Passport 12 and the sail kit, eager to sail whenever the wind is decent. I have found several challenges that I did not expect, with my experience on a Super Snark sailboat as a kid.

I solved the problem of the sail curling like a taco by inserting a thin pole into the hem of sail. In fact, with a good straight sail, a strong wind brings the danger of turning over. I tried to bring the capability of the boat to handle the forces by buying the large sailing rudder. Unfortunately, the only one available will not fit on the Passport. Thus, in a good wind, the boat will drift instead of tacking with control. Has anyone here faced and solved this problem?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:27 pm 
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Hi. I just bought the sail kit for my passport 12. How do you keep the sail rope tethered to the back of the kayak? Did you install a pad eye? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:17 am 
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Shackle a small block to the handle line.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:43 pm 
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Sorry I didn’t see this question. There is actually a small indented bar near the rudder that I connected a caribener and a clip that allows the rope to glide smoothly. At first I threaded the rope through the handle cord, and that allowed way too much friction!


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