Totally original pair of pontoons. Sail, spars and rudder from a Sailfish/Sunfish. Swift and Beautiful.
with sail rigging and trailer.
My prized Sailing Canoe began as a rugged "plastic sandwich" constructed Piranha canoe.
I designed and built the matched pair of pontoons with a core of pine, temp masonite, styrofoam blocks, and quartered pool noodles.
The original layers of fiberglass are now covered with tough bed-liner rubber.
The perfect sail kit (sail, spars, and rudder) came from a Sailfish/Sunfish.
The decking and steering yoke are plywood. The pair of African Mahogany leeboards rise and fall as one, and perform wonderfully.
I employed a steering yoke system with a push-pull "tiller" on each side.
One of those has a very unique spring-and-blade device that locks the rudder's position whenever you set that tiller down.
This sailing canoe includes two plastic fishing-boat seats on special "reclining" wooden bases.
You can sail this boat easily from either the center or stern position.
It is designed for one or two adults, and has plently of storage space, which stays fairly dry even when the sailing is sporty.
The double-thickness PVC "akas" (pontoon arms) provide the perfect amount of flex.
As the wind starts to lean the canoe to the side, the leeward pontoon gives buoyancy while the other has enough weight to provide a "hiking out" effect; the result is that the canoe planes readily and remains practically level side-to-side, even with brisk wind and swift speed.
The trailer is rugged and roadworthy, with good tires.
While parts of this sailing canoe rig show surface evidence of a few years' service, it remains ready to provide many more years of delightful sailing.
Be prepared for the frequent appearance of curious and envious friendly strangers.