Sail Kit

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dreamer
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Sail Kit

#1 Post by dreamer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:00 am

Is the sail kit idea still under consideration? Oh, how I would love to buy a SageCat, but my family's finances simply won't allow it.

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Re: Sail Kit

#2 Post by GWJ » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:22 pm

Is Sage Marine still in business? I have tried to contact them several times. The telephone # is not answered and messages left are not returned. The link to send them a message doesn't work, keeps giving an "try again later message" Thanks

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Re: Sail Kit

#3 Post by TazKristi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 am

dreamer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:00 am
Is the sail kit idea still under consideration? Oh, how I would love to buy a SageCat, but my family's finances simply won't allow it.
Hi, dreamer:
Yes, that is something still under consideration. We don't have an update at this time but we've not forgotten it. Thanks much for your interest!

Kristi

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Re: Sail Kit

#4 Post by TazKristi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:34 am

GWJ wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Is Sage Marine still in business? I have tried to contact them several times. The telephone # is not answered and messages left are not returned. The link to send them a message doesn't work, keeps giving an "try again later message" Thanks
Hi, GWJ:
I'm sorry that you've had challenges reaching us. I'll follow up this morning with our crew. Please private message me with your contact information and I'll ensure that we follow up with you.

Kristi

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Re: Sail Kit

#5 Post by sal » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Hi Dreamer,

Welcome to our forum.

Yes, SageCats are quite expensive. Hopefully in the future, we can figure out how to make them less so, but in order to do that, somethings gotta g, or quality needs to be reduced. It's a fairly new model and we're persistent.

Once we're settled with production on the SageSport, we'll start working on a sail rig. Our plan at this time is a outrigger set-up with a single sail and daggerboards in the amas.

sal

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Re: Sail Kit

#6 Post by sal » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:04 pm

Hi GWJ,

Welcome to our forum.

Sorry for your frustration. Yes we work every day. Taz will get you sorted. We've just restructured the company and the website, so much is still a work-in-progress.

sal

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Re: Sail Kit

#7 Post by JDS » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:59 pm

around 1521 Magellan and his crew came across a sailing canoe the was going 30 knots. they made drawings. It has a hydrofoil that is connected to the canoe with 2 long sticks. 3 ropes, one that connects the hydrofoil to the top of the mast. and a rope from the hydrofoil to the front of the canoe and the other rope connects the hydrofoil to the rear of the canoe. The canoe crew would pull the hydrofoil aft to increase the angle of attack on the hydrofoil and pull the hydrofoil forward to reduce the angle of attack on the hydrofoil. so when the wind hit the sail and the canoe would start to heel the crew would pull the hydrofoil aft to get the hydrofoil to pull the top of the mast. they just pulled until the mast was vertical then adjusted as needed. I'd post a picture if I knew how. but the drawing is 500 yrs old. should be easy to look up. I've designed a different way to do the same but I'm not sure that the 500 yr old way isn't the way to go.
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Re: Sail Kit

#8 Post by sal » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:56 pm

Hi JDS,

Welcome to our forum and thanx for the input. We've not yet begun a design for the sailing rig. That is certainly an interesting concept. Jerry Montgomery has some ideas, but we're still open. I'm planning on sending a couple of SageSports to Kauai to do some testing.

sal

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