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Hi there I have a Delphin 155 and want to put a sail onto it. As flat earth sails not available and I have access to sail maker I was going to make my own. Does any body have dimensions of a flat earth trade wind 0.8 sail that I could copy rather than starting from zero? I trust this post request doesn’t break any forum rules
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Expedition Kayaks in Australia now manufacture and sell Flat Earth Sails. I bought mine direct from them, they will also value the package "appropriately" if you ask them. Early last year mine came in at about £300 for the full set.

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Hi Porteous,

Karitek appear to have the Trade Wind 0.8 available.... https://www.karitek.co.uk/shop/sea-kaya ... y=15487401

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Ian

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Kari Tek are about to land a big lot of 0.8m Trade Wind sails. As far as we can see, buying from us in Australia and paying freight and your local taxes shouldn’t be any cheaper than buying from Kari Tek, and they’re local, a lovely business, and well and truly worth supporting.

As to copying the sail, it was developed by our great mate Mick MacRobb over many years at great expense, and continues to provide his family with income through royalties on each and every one sold.

Please don’t copy it, by all means make your own; we’ve done that for years in Australia, but a straight copy with publicly posted specs isn’t really cricket....

Mark Sundin (Expedition Kayaks and Flat Earth Sails)

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Hi Porteous welcome to the forum. I agree with all of the above posts. Karitek are a great company to deal with. Sadly there are already too many copies of the Flat Earth sail floating about. Some are even sold with similar sounding model names. The late Mick MacRobb who designed and made Flat Earth sails was a thoroughly decent guy who used to freely share his knowledge and advice as a regular contributor to this forum. I hope you buy a Flat Earth sail from Karitek and if so I wish you much fun paddle sailing with it.

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Sounds like Mick was like the founding father of kayak design here in ONtario, Emil Maschek. Design awards galore from this Chech refuge. Excellent products, excellent value, and custom fittings and no extra charge. Integrity and generosity. First women's whitewater design/build. Record setting boats and a most wonderful person. He basically started the race community here with his whitewater boats.
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ian johnston wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:01 am
Hi Porteous,

Karitek appear to have the Trade Wind 0.8 available.... https://www.karitek.co.uk/shop/sea-kaya ... y=15487401

Kind regards

Ian
What does it add to your speed?
Any idea in extra knots?

JB
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EK Sydney and Douglas

I wasn’t aware of Kari Tec until I posted above and genuinely understood the sails weren’t available. I have e mailed Karitek three times and waiting for a response!

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EK Sydney and Douglas

Ordered a sail from kari tech today, as you say a helpful company

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Mate I'm glad you gave Kari Tek a shout. They'll sort you out, good people, part of the community.

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