||Posted: Aug. 24 2007,12:20
Phase 4: It works. I tried it today in very light winds. Sorry, no video, my batteries went dead on me.
I have found that you don't even need the pvc mast insert. It is a bit of pain trying to make that last attachment with a 5 foot piece of pvc on the water. I sailed without the pvc simply by stuffing the kite bottom in the rod holder. However, I do think a much shorter piece of pvc will do the trick nicely. I'm thinking 1 - 2 feet max.
Now that I have made the generic prototype ( kayaks with adjustable center mount rod holders ) for non - Emotion Mojo Angler kayaks, I am moving on to phase 5. Phase 5 was my original concept. I strayed from that path to bring inexpensive sail design to non - Mojo owners. I like to help out where I can.
Phase 5 will utilize the unique design features of the Emotion Mojo Angler Version 1. Phase 5 will produce a much quicker and more convenient assembly technique. It will also vastly improve performance, stowage and paddling ability while under sail.
Please indulge me here, I'm going to stray off topic a tad.
I love this kayak. It is advertised as "it's like the Porsche of fishing kayaks". Some here on the forum may say "sure, and the Ford Pinto is like a Porsche too, it has 4 wheels". But I have to tell you, I have built an outrigger system for this yak and now a functional sail all without drilling a hole or adding a strap. Trust me, I want to drill holes, this yak won't let me.
And then there's the comfort and convenience while fishing. I love this yak.
Version 2 of the Mojo is supposed to be better designed for performance but if you guys see a Version 1 Mojo for sale you should buy it. If I may return to the world of atomotive metaphors, someday it will be like owning a vintage T- Bird or Corvette or an American Motors Matador...lol.
Never get out of the boat.