Has anyone stuck a sail on top of an Expedition Rowboat?

  • Something like a kayak sail.  And if so, would a beam reach be possible with a leeboard?

    I'm sorry, I know it's not the intended use, but I can't help myself from asking.  I see a lot of people with sailing kayaks and sailing canoes and I wonder, why not?

  • Yes, quite a number of people have outfitted the expedition with a small sail - similar to what you see on kayaks.  A popular sail used are those made by Falcon.  Here's a video with an Expedition being propelled by a Falcon sail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaTf0_FxXYM  As to what kind of angle you can expect, I'm not sure.  I would imagine having the relatively hard chine between the bilge panel and the first side panel would be beneficial in creating some lateral resistance.  

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