How to Order your SeaDog Sail

 Deciding on the Sail size

When deciding on the size of the sail, there are a few points to consider.

The standard sail which is bought by around 95% of my customers is the Commander 0.8m.  This is the twin batten sail with reefing eyelets and sewn in boom.

This sail has a mast length of 146cm and will fit most boats.  The mast base is mounted approximately 136cm forward from the FRONT edge of the cockpit coaming and the sail overlaps the cockpit by 10cm

The other option is the Commander 1m2 loose foot, which has a mast length of 166cm and will overlap the cockpit by 30cm. This sail is NOT suitable for boats under 5.3m. The overlap is along the centre of the boat. When stowed the mast lies to one side of the cockpit and the overlap isn’t too much of a problem.

However, many paddlers might not be happy with this amount of overlap as it can impede entry and exit into the kayak to some degree. This sail is more suited to an experienced kayaker who has had kayak sails in the past and is used to kayak sailing.  

The other point to consider is that the 1m2 has a loose foot which can at times get tangled up with other deck lines etc.

Up to 10knots of windspeed there isn’t much difference between the 2 sails, but as the wind increases in the 10-15knot range, the larger sail is at an advantage.

As an all-round sail which works well in most conditions, I would definitely recommend the Commander 0.8m.  It’s a simpler sail to use with no adjustments to the foot, and with the reefing eyelets, can be used up to the 20knot range.

Choosing the sail Colours

 The sail is made up of 4 panels.  Colours of the top 3 panels can be selected from the colour chart below.  The bottom panel  No. 4 is Translucent sail cloth on every sail, chosen for its good folding characteristics and cannot be changed.  This material is translucent when viewed close up but cannot be seen through when sailing.  Forward vision is by looking underneath the sail, with the sail mounted high enough to enable this.

Trim colours can only be Black or Red.  Mast luff pockets are matched to the predominant colour of the sail.  Batten and Boom pockets can be either Clear or Black


Available sail Colours to select from


The sailcloth marked Dk Blue2 is a slightly lighter blue than the Dk Blue

When ordering your sail, select the colours you would like for Panels 1, 2 and 3. Panel 4 will always be translucent.  Request either Black or Red trim, and the colour of the batten and boom pockets, either Clear or Black. To help you decide on your colour selection check out the other posts to see pictures of sails in colours that have previously been ordered.

To place your order, contact Richard at seadogsails1@gmail.com






Stock Sails as of April 2022

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.
Mast length of the 1m2 is 166cm
Mast length of the 0.8m is 146cm
Before ordering a 1m sail check that the mast length is suitable for your boat.  The mast base is mounted 136cm from the outer edge of the cockpit coaming for both 1m and 0.8m sails.

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 $420
Commander 0.8m2 with reefing eyelets (standard sail)  $370
Commander 0.7m2 with reefing eyelets $370
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 sail bag.
DECK FITTINGS NOT SUPPLIED
Custom coloured to match your boat.

Commander 0.8m Stock 1

Commander 0.8m Stock 2


Code 307 Custom coloured to match above Mirage 582
 
Commander 0.8m Code GC

Commander 0.8m Code 479  Two identical sails available

Commander 0.8m Code 125  

 Commander 0.8m Code 1197  

Commander 0.8 Code 968
Translucent bottom panel red luff pocket and trim

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.



Custom colours to match your boat.


Commander 0.8m2 in SailGP colours of the Australian Foiling boat
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Commander 1m2 Loose Foot for maximum performance.
Only suitable for boats over 5.3m



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.


SeaDog sail_4

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 single batten 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 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 Twin Batten

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.
Hi tech sail fabric combined with a coloured  panels for great visibility on the water.

Top panel colours available on request:-
Red, Green, Orange, Grey, Blue, Yellow.
Edge trim colours Red, Black, 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 come standard with reefing eyelets at no extra cost.
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 Red top Red Trim P1010663 



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



Commander rigged on Cetus MV in Finland



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


Commander Blue top Blue Trim 


Commander Green & Yellow 



Commander 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 with Green top Code P1010475     



Commander with Red top code P1010465   


Commander Multi-Coloured with translucent bottom panel  Code P1010513  


Commander 0.8m 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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