Sail Kit – 8

Description

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8 Performance Sail Kit

Get More Fun From Your Dinghy

The Walker Bay 8 Performance Sail Kit comes with high end rigging features while still being easy to rig or break down and store. It is perfect for those who want performance while still keeping it simple.

Features

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Get More Fun From Your Dinghy

The Walker Bay 8 Performance Sail Kit comes with high end rigging features while still being easy to rig or break down and store. It is perfect for those who want performance while still keeping it simple.

Standard Features & Components

  • High aspect ratio sail design
  • Battened mainsail
  • On/off ratchet block
  • Retractable aluminum rudder
  • Quick release rudder system
  • Adjustable tiller extension stows inside the tiller
  • Aluminum daggerboard
  • Color coded lines
  • Boom vang with floating cleat
  • Collapsible mast for easy transport or storage
  • Clear sail window for better visibility
  • Quick release button to attach/ detach rudder
  • Flotation bag for added buoyancy
  • Boom vang with floating cleat

Hands on Quality

For over ten years, Walker Bay has combined practical innovation and advanced engineering to create a line of award winning boats. With the goal of getting more people on the water having fun, Walker Bay has focused on functional innovations that improve performance while making boating simpler and more carefree. Using only premium materials, components and hardware, our sail kits are built to last and are backed by a 2 year limited warranty. This, combined with our hands-on fine finishing and diligent attention to detail, you can be assured of the finest quality.

Vang Cleat

The innovative Vang Cleat is simple, extremely durable and easy to use. Constructed of high-tech Polycarbonate material that fuses together several composites, it easily controls the shape of the sail with no moving parts, making it virtually indestructible.

Rudder Blade

The high performance rudder blade combines a super durable composite glass-filled Nylon rudder head with a hydrodynamic lightweight aluminum foil. It also includes an easy to use universal articulating tiller extension which allows steering from various positions and is easily stowable within itself.

Daggerboard

A hydrodynamic lightweight aluminum foil was developed for our daggerboards, to create a board that combines maximum stiffness with minimum weight.

2-year_warranty

Specifications

  • Model275RID Sail Kit310RID Sail KitSail Kit 8Sail Kit 10
  • MSRP
  • (*Tube & Sail Kit)(**Sail Kit Only)$1598 USD*$1798 USD* $899 USD**$1099 USD**
  • Dimensions

  • Overall Length(cm / feet)275 cm / 9′310 cm / 10′ 2″251 cm / 8′ 3″295 cm / 9′ 8″
  • Beam (cm / feet)172 cm / 5′ 8″183 cm / 6′132 cm / 4′ 4″145 cm / 4′ 9″
  • Inside Beam (cm / feet)125 cm / 4′ 1″135 cm / 4′ 5″ 125 cm / 4′ 1″ 135 cm / 4′ 5″
  • Tube Diameter (cm / inches)20 cm / 8″20 cm / 8″ N/AN/A
  • Total Weight (kg / lbs)40 / 8968 / 14932 / 71 57 / 126
  • Airtight Compartments44N/AN/A
  • Capacity
  • Passengers3423
  • Max Payload (kg / lbs)186 / 410255 / 562192 / 425204 / 449
  • Outboard Data
  • Short ShaftShortShortShortShort
  • Max. Horsepower4623
  • Available Tube Material
  • German Made Heytex PVCYesYesN/A N/A
  • Sailing Specifications
  • Mast Height (m / feet)4.47m / 14′ 8″4.47m / 14′ 8″4.47m / 14′ 8″4.47m / 14′ 8″
  • Sail Area (m / feet)3.6m² / 39ft²4.6m² / 50ft²3.6m² / 39ft²4.6m² / 50ft²

Performance

Sailing Performance

Simple to rig and easy to sail, Walker Bay Sailboats are competitive on all tacks versus other boats in their class. Pointing ability is optimized through a combination of hull design, sail plan and daggerboard performance. A hinged telescopic tiller extension allows steering from various positions within the boat and will easily retract, ultimately yielding comfort and fast transitions for every level of sailor.

Advanced Innovation Results in Superior Performance

Designed by experts on the international racing circuit, Walker Bay sail kits are loaded with performance features to enhance your experience on the water. A computer generated hydrodynamic lightweight aluminum foil was created for our daggerboards. Combining maximum stiffness, minimum weight and maximum surface area on the daggerboard enables the boat to point better into the wind while still maintaining speed. By using a combination of glass-filled finer reinforced nylon and lightweight 6061 extruded aluminum, we have created a rudder blade that maximises its high strength to weight ratio. As, a result, the rudder blade is stiffer, lighter and will last longer over time. This innovation creates superior upwind ability, responsiveness, turning, tacking and acceleration.

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Reviews

New Boat News: Chesapeake Bay

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Featured Sailboat RID: Journal of the American Sailing Association

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Build a Sailboat!: Lakestyle Magazine

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New and Noteworthy: Blue Water Sailing

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