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Sun Dreams

December 18th, 2013 by

Hi everyone!  Here is a new video.   Yaaay!!

If you haven’t tried creating a video with movie making software yet, we highly recommend it.  It’s super fun.

Patti and I always try to have a camera on us while we are out on the water.  It’s amazing how often we see beautiful things while sailing.   Whether it’s simply sea creatures going about their day, or the way reflections of light dance on the ripples, being on the water seems to capture the imagination.  At least it’s this way for us.

Several companies make small, affordable, waterproof cameras that are easy to use.  Most people have seen the GoPros but there are many models available to choose from.  We like to use cameras with an easy to see LCD screen on the back so we can see what we are shooting.    Ours reside inside the chest pocket of our PFDs, where they’re leashed with a thin bungee cord to that little clip that is designed to hold your car keys.  And, since our sails do most of the work, we can set our paddles down and capture that special image or scene with just a moments notice.

We hope you enjoy watching this video and look forward to seeing yours soon!

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Smiles,

David and Patti

13 thoughts on “Sun Dreams

  1. Nice video. I can’t wait until the water returns to its liquid for so we can get back on the water and do more sailing.

    • Hi Frank,

      Thanks! I know where you’re coming from. It’s been so cold here lately, it’s just crazy.

      Happy Holidays! If it gets too cold you could always follow the sun and head south! 🙂

  2. I love your video. The scenery is breathtaking. This year I was able to sail numerous times with the sail rig I purchased from you several years back. I love it & received compliments for it. I notice you now have a “Headsail,” that you are using. Is it available to the public? Please tell me about it.

    best regards,
    Dennis

    • Hi Dennis,

      Thank you for your kind words! Glad to hear that you have been enjoying your rig. It is always fun to pull up onto a beach and answer questions about kayak-sailing. The rig seems to be a real conversation starter and we’ve met so many wonderful people this way.

      Yes, the headsail (genoa) kit is available to people wishing to increase the horsepower and improve the upwind capabilities of their rig. We started playing with it a couple of years ago after a friend in Germany made one and convinced us to do the same. Now Patti and I sail with the genoa up most of the time. It definitely increases performance, plus it gives the rig that fun “micro yacht” look. More info on the genoa can be found on the Products Accessories page. If you have questions, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

      Thanks again,
      Smiles!

  3. Love your videos. They remind, at this time of year, why I love sailing my kayak so much.

    This past season I’ve tweaked the way I use the head sail. I enjoy sailing wing on wing and I made some clips that allow it to be held out more without collapsing.

    The rig continues to be a real conversation starter. I’d love to hear from anyone in the Vancouver, BC area. Nothing like a little friendly competition to help get more out of the rig. 🙂

    Ron

    • Hi Ron!

      Thanks! It’s so nice to hear from you!
      We would love to see your off-the-wind modifications.
      Please send us an e-mail with a pic or two and we would be happy to post them to the “Your Photos” gallery page. I’m sure others are now interested.

      As soon as it warms up a little, Patti and I would love to come up and visit. It would be fun to sail together!

      Smiles, and Happy Holidays!

  4. That would be great if you could get up here. I’d introduce you to the Deep Cove/Indian Arm area if you haven’t been there already. It’s the mecca for kayaking in this area.
    When my kayak is more accessible I’ll post a photo of how I improve my wing on wing sailing.
    This mini boat hook is part of the solution. I made it from half of a fishing rod. As the close up shows the end has the same configuration as a full size boat hook. Very useful for manipulating the sheets and sometimes untangling little snags etc.

    • Thanks. It would be fun to come up and visit. I checked out Google Earth and the Deep Cove/Indian Arm area looks like a wonderful place for paddle-sailing. One of the great things about Vancouver is that, even though it is a somewhat large city, there are so many remote and naturally beautiful sailing locations so close by. Thanks for sending the photos of your wing-on-wing improvement. I will post them on the “Your Photos” section of the Gallery. Additionally, I think that I an going to make one for myself. I have an old five piece telescoping fishing rod with the tip snapped off that can play with. It could be pretty cool!

  5. HI Patty and David.
    What a beautiful video. I’m from Holland, and however we have a lot of water here, we don’t have sutch a nature here.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Muchas gracias por vuestra filmación, la musica es relajante, los lugares estimulantes y vuestras sonrisas encantadoras. Me han alegrado esta mañana gris y con viento excesivo, aqui, en Valencia. Es una alegría conoceros. Un abrazo de vuestro amigo.

    Thank you very much for your filming, the music is relaxing, the stimulant places and your charming smiles. They have made me happy this gray morning and with excessive wind, here, in Valencia. It is a happiness to know yourself. An embrace of your friend.

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