Hobie Forums

PA12 sail
Page 1 of 1

Author:  Nutty1 [ Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:14 pm ]
Post subject:  PA12 sail

Anyone tried the sail, on the PA12 /

Author:  johnnybravo [ Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PA12 sail

I tried two days ago, it's difficult to control the boat. I think the rudder is too small for sailing. With a strong tailwind, the control is even more difficult, are needed constant course corrections.

Author:  Tom Kirkman [ Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PA12 sail

It does pretty well under sail all things considered. Because the sail is boomless, it's not very fast straight downwind. Otherwise the sail is a nice option to have for it.

And like a "real" sailboat, yes it needs constant course corrections. Unlike a "real" sailboat, it doesn't have much weather helm (on a "real" sailboat if you let go of the tiller/rudder the boat will automatically turn up into the wind).

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group