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 Post subject: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:14 pm 
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I’m interested in the Lynx for portability, but need to make sure the sail kit and curler are functional with this boat.

How is it installed? Especially if Lynx is not designed to be drilled into for cleats, etc.?

Any experience or thoughts would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:47 pm 
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Also very interested in this. Please list correct Mirage Sail Kit and Furling Kit part #'s. And ideas on how to mount blocks.


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 Post subject: Re: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:38 pm 
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The sail is the standard kayak sail kit. Then it needs a bullet block on the aft handle line. You do not need a furler system. To add one to the Lynx is a DIY project at this point. We have no specific plans for the furler kit on that model. You should be able to add a plate to the two inserts located just aff of the mast mount... on the rail. Then mount the fairlead. You would need to extend the furling line system's anchor bungee to further aft on the hull.

Looking forward to see what folks come up with here.

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 Post subject: Re: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:20 pm 
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Thanks, Matt. What size bullet block?


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 Post subject: Re: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:23 am 
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Small Micro and a shackle to attach it.

H224 BLOCK-MICRO SINGLE
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11220000 SHACKLE STND "D" 4.7 MM
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 Post subject: Re: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:46 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Looking forward to see what folks come up with here.


Wait, Hobie specifically says the Lynx is compatible with the sail, but you're suggesting that it's a DIY project with no plans to develop it further? WHAT?


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 Post subject: Re: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:49 pm 
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The sail is... the furler is not.

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 Post subject: Re: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:39 am 
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Thanks mmiller for the info.

Would it be possible for you to post some images of the the sail rigging setup for the Lynx? Not sure I'm picturing it correctly. Especially the "then it needs a bullet block on the aft handle line" part.

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:45 am 
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So, curious if anyone has a solution to add a cam cleat on the Lynx track system. I had the Lynx out with a sail kit yesterday and have the following observations.

1) small bullet block connected with a D shackle to aft ring (same location as handle) made main sheet work well.

2) I added an extra shackle on the starboard handle to serve as a pivot point for the sheet. It worked, but likely will add another small bullet block to again make the line move more smoothly.

3] need to add a small cam cleat some where on that starboard side to allow me to let go of the sheet at some point. It was a lot of work continually holding it over a 5+ mile sail/pedal.

Any suggestions on how to attach a cam cleat using the existing track?


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 Post subject: Re: Sail Kit with Lynx?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:54 pm 
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Tiki Steve,

This kayak fisher is producing parts for the Lynx. Here is an adapter to the seat clip. Might be able to attach a cleat to one and have the line right at your seat.

https://navarrekayakfishing.com/shop/ho ... p-adapter/


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