Stock Sails as of October 2020

The following sails are either in stock and available for immediate delivery, or
if sold similar sails can be requested.
All sails come with reefing eyelets as standard.
Reefing option reduces the area of the 0.8m down to 0.6m for stronger winds. 
Contact Richard quoting Code No. and shipping address to order.
Sails shipped Australia wide or Internationally.  Request shipping quote.

Contact Richard at
seadogsails1@gmail.com


SeaDog Commander 1m2 in Finland.

For maximum performance in wind range 10-15knots order the 1m2 
The 1m2 sail comes as standard with the loose foot.  The loose foot allows the sail to be adjusted to optimum curvature in the foot of the sail giving maximum power on a reach.
The 1m2 comes with reefing eyelets as standard allowing the sail area to be reduced to 0.8m2 when desired.
The mast has been reinforced to take the extra loads involved.

Juho Paaso sailing in 15-20 Knots with his 1m2 on link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRpgm_waaJY

Pricing


Commander 1m2 with reefing eyelets and loose foot $400
Commander 0.8m2 with reefing eyelets and loose foot $380
Commander 0.8m2 with reefing eyelets (standard sail)  $350
Commander 0.7m2 with reefing eyelets $350
Black Diamond 0.6m2 single batten no reefing $300


Sails supplied with mast, boom, battens, reefing eyelets, spectra side and backstays, sheet and uphaul cords, flexible mast base and sailbag.

Commander 0.8m Code 125  

 Commander 0.8m Code 1197  

Commander 0.8 Code 968
Translucent bottom panel red luff pocket and trim
Red and yellow are most highly visible colours on the water.

Commander 0.8 Code 1235


 Commander 0.8m Code 1218


Commander 0.8m  Code 1258
Translucent bottom panel, blue luff pocket and black trim


Commander 0.7m2 in 15 knots.
Ideal sail for a lighter weight lady or any lightweight person.

SeaDog Sails

Contact Richard at seadogsails1@gmail.com to place an order

SeaDog Kayak Sails are the bomb and will make your sea kayaking way more fun than just paddling. Sailing with a kayak sail in a sea or Sit on Top kayak is easy.


Surfing Dugong Jan15_1

How often have you been out on the water in your kayak and there was a bit of breeze blowing?
Have you ever wished to be able to harness the wind and get to help you along?
Now you can with a Sea Kayak Sail!

SeaDog kayak sails are extremely efficient and unlike some other sails they offer upwind* sailing in a kayak.
Yes, one can sail across the wind and go out and back without having to paddle at all, if so wishing.

Sailing with SeaDog sail_cr_c

The kayak sails are mounted far away enough that the kayaker can still paddle freely unrestricted for when the winds are too light to sail alone. A SeaDog kayak sail with a bit of breeze and the paddling suddenly becomes so much easier. When the wind picks up one can just sail and if the wind is too strong for a novice, the sail can be lowered in a split second.
Latest model twin batten Commander with reefing eyelets

SeaDog Commander Mk2 in full flight off Coochiemudlow in 18knots.
Kayak sailing is all about having fun and you will get this in droves with a SeaDog Commander.


Commander with reefing Red top and Translucent bottom panel.

Xmas sails_SeaDog
Early model SeaDog sails now superceded with the twin batten Commander


SeaDog sails at Rainbow Beach May 2019

Most kayaks need very little modifications to install a SeaDog sail.
One has to be prepared to drill a couple of holes into the deck which will NOT compromise the integrity or waterpoofness of a kayak.
SeaDog sails are based on a design developed decades ago and refined over time.
The materials used in SeaDog sails are premium not currently found in other sails on the market.
The workmanship is superb and the design can be customized to personal requirements.


TECHNICAL INFO:
These sails are just as suitable for both SOT Fishing Kayaks as they are for sea kayaks.
The workmanship and cut of the sails is top quality and cannot be faulted.
The sails are made up of a combination of panels using a mix of Contender Dark Grey Code Zero laminate with a black diamond reinforcing weave on a Mylar base, as well as other panels comprising Contender ZZ03 dark grey tri-laminate sailcloth reinforced with Black Aramid (similar to Kevlar) diamond patterns. This is the type of sailcloth used in racing dinghys. It is a very stable cloth and resists  stretching in the leech which is the most common cause of leech flutter.
Top panels are coloured so that the sails are highly visible on the water.
This mix of panels allows the sail to have an optimum aerodynamic shape, giving it the right characteristics for excellent upwind performance as well as off the wind.
The stays are attached to the mast below the sail, making this type of sail particularly suited to kayaks, as should the paddler be hit by a strong gust of wind, the sheet rope can be released and the sail will fly forward of the mast, instantly depowering the sail.

Sails come complete with mast, boom, batten and Spectra side stays. Flexible mast deck fitting included which slides into the base of the mast for easy fitting or removal from the deck.
Cords for uphaul and sheet rope also supplied.


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Mast length is 146cm for 0.8 size sail, 140cm for the 0.7 size.
Sails are sold with a generous sized sail bag included.
Deck fittings apart from flexible mast base not included as these are an individual choice.
Commander twin batten sails available in 1m,  0.8m,  0.7m and 0.6m sizes
For very light weight sailors or those having a small kayak or sailors wanting to venture in stiffer breezes I make a special 0.6m²

I usually stock 0.8m² and 0.7m² for immediate delivery, viewable on the next page below.
Custom colours take approximately 2 weeks to manufacture.
Local pick-up in Brisbane or request a quote for courier delivery anywhere in Australia or worldwide.
Request quote for International delivery stating Country, Town and Postcode.
STOP PRESS
1.0m Commanders now available


1.0m Commander twin batten with loose foot and reefing eyelets.

Contact Richard at seadogsails1@gmail.com for further information.



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Pictures of Sails and Colour Combinations that can be Ordered

SeaDog Commander Clear-View Twin Batten

The SeaDog Commander Clear View is the latest sail from the SeaDog range of sails which include the Multi-coloured sails made of nylon Spinnaker cloth, the Black Diamond series and now the Commander Clear-View with twin battens.  The Black Diamond series are now also available with the Clear-View bottom panel.


The use of hi tech sailcloth combined with the high quality workmanship and the twin batten design of the Commander as well as the great value for money places these sails ahead of any competition.  


The design of the Commander Clear View was


To create a lower aspect sail with a shorter mast taking up less room on the deck.  Mast length 146cm
The mast boom and battens to fold together as one neat package when stowed on the deck.
Twin battens to improve the aerodynamic shape in all wind strengths.
Reduce the likelihood of “motoring” when the leech flutters due to stretch of the sailcloth.
Clear-View bottom panel for exceptional forward visibility.
Hi tech sail fabric combined with a coloured top panel for great visibility on the water.

Top panel colours available on request:-
Red, Green, Pink, Orange, Grey, Blue, Yellow, Purple
Edge trim colours Red, Green, Black, Blue, White

Examples of the Commander are pictured below.  These sails are available for immediate delivery or if out of stock can be made within a week.
All Commanders are available with reefing points as optional extra $15
The reefing points make the sail even more versatile reducing the area to approx 0.6m and thus having one sail to cover an even wider wind range. (See pic below)
Sails have been shipped worldwide including USA, Canada, UK, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and West Indies.
For a quote on international shipping, please send me Country, Town and Postcode.
With the Australian dollar historically low, the price of my sails offers exceptional value.



Commander mk1_r_c

Gnarlydog with his Commander Orange top    

All Commanders come with reefing eyelets as standard

One sail to cover a wind range of 5 - 25 knots.

Commander in 30knots


Examples of the many colour combinations that can be ordered


Mirage 582 with matching custom colours.
Custom colours to match your boat on request at no extra charge.

SeaDog Commanders with reefing rigged on Shearwater - Sequel - Mirage 580


First time out with my new Commander....I flew in 8knots



Richard with his Limited Edition Commander plus reefing points.


Commander ClearView Red top Red Trim P1010663 


Custom sails with varying coloured top 2 panels, available from the above range of sailcloth.



Commander ClearView rigged on Cetus MV in Finland



Commander ClearView custom colours to match your boat.        Photo Marko Uusitalo Finland
 Commander ClearView custom colours installed on DAG Midways SOT                          Photo Nick Wolverson


Commander Clear-View Blue top Blue Trim 


Commander ClearView Green & Yellow 



Commander Clear-View Green top and Green Trim 



Limited Edition SeaDog Commander with Reefing     

A special limited edition of the SeaDog Commander.  This sail will ensure that you stand out in the crowd, and with its colourful panels is quite unique in its appearance. The sail comes complete with reefing points, twin battens and translucent bottom panel.



The Limited Edition Commander showing the reefing, reducing the sail area down to 0.6m2



Watch SeaDog sails in 15 knots off Platypus Bay Peel Island

Selection of Commanders available on request



Commander Purple Top with translucent bottom panel  Code P1010508 



Commander Clear-View with Green top Code P1010475     




Commander Clear-View with Red top code P1010465   


Commander Multi-Coloured with translucent bottom panel  Code P1010513  


Commander Clear-View stowed on deck


SeaDog sails shipped in sturdy cardboard tube for International and Australian buyers


Detail of the high quality workmanship in every SeaDog Commander sail.

Contact Richard at seadogsails1@gmail.com to place an order

SeaDog Black Diamond 0.6m2



SeaDog Black Diamond  0.6m2 Code  P1010402 

The single batten Black Diamond 0.6m2 is suitable for a very light person under 60kg who might feel uncomfortable with a larger sail.  Also suitable for anyone sailing in predominantly  strong winds above 20knots.


Contact Richard at seadogsails1@gmail.com for further information


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Fitting SeaDog sails to SOTs and Fishing Kayaks

If you have a SOT fishing kayak, why not take advantage of the wind to take you to your chosen spot.  While SOTs won't point as high to the wind as a Sea Kayak they will have a significant improvement in speed on a reach (with the wind abeam) or aft (with the wind coming from behind).
The recommended sail size for a SOT is 0.8m as these boats are significantly heavier than a Sea Kayak and much wider and therefore  more stable.


SeaDog 0.8m fitted to a Wilderness Tarpon 120



The mast can be mounted as either a 3 stay system utilising 2 sidestays and a backstay or 2 stays as in the picture above.
Fitout showing mounting points for mast base and side stays attachment.

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The uphaul and sheet ropes are run along the gunwhale either side of the cockpit and out of the way of the rudder pedals.


SeaDog Black Diamond 0.8m fitted to an Ocean Fishing Kayak


Uphaul cord (for raising and lowering the sail) leading into a clam cleat.


Uphaul cord leading through a small pulley attached to the bow of the boat and then back to the clam cleat as shown above.
All the fittings necessary to mount the sail are readily available from any marine supplier or ships chandlery.  The red flexible mast base as seen in the picture above is supplied with the sail, as are all cords and stays.
BCF Reflection 2 SOT 

 Utilising existing fittings for sidestay attacment

Side stays angled bank - No backstay required