Item #: 2012
Sliding leeboard mount converters (Pair)
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Alternative to the Steering Balance Tuner. Don't need both. Allows you to adjust position of leeboards on our "Any Kayak", and inflatable boat sail kits (excluding kits for Pakboat, SVX200, Saturn & similar, where mast position is adjustable instead). Does not include leeboard mounts, because those are already part of your sail kit. Following the instructions provided, you will be able to fine-tune your rig for the combination of hull, sail, sailing conditions and preferences you have. Farther forward gives slightly better upwind performance. Farther back (up to a point) gives less drag and less effort on steering oar to hold course going straight ahead. Too far back gives control problems. Adjustable positioning allows you to adapt rig to wider variety of boats, and to your desired handling characteristics. The inflatable rig and the kayak rig work on rigid canoes if you get sliding leeboard mounts and 2 pair of gunwale clamps. (Canoes need the leeboards farther forward than the standard fixed position for kayaks and inflatables). Changing leeboard position with these sliding mounts requires no tools and can be done in a few seconds provided you aren't also trying to sail the boat at the same time. Do on shore or let your passenger do it for you, so you are not distracted from your duties as skipper!
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