I have to disagree with the previous reviewer. I just bought this sail and used it in light wind (8 to 10 mph), and it worked great. The large size captures a lot of wind and I could feel the boat moving at a good clip. Going downwind is a no brainer. It can even easily go cross wind. You would have to change the angle of the sail in relation to the wind - just like sailing a boat. I am still experimenting going slightly upwind, which I think might be doable on a slightly breezer day. The quality of construction seems reasonable, although there are a few wear points that I think will break. For example, the rubber stopper shows wear already after my first use. I can see the bungee cord wearing out where you fold the sail for storage. Good thing it's got a 3 year warranty. All in all, it seems like a really fun sail and I can't wait to go out on a windier day.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fair
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes, so far
A waste of money. Used in on my inflatable kayak. It did not stay put , kept slipping and moving around while spinning my boat out of the wind. Could not get it to move my boat forward even when I used my paddle as a rudder. I contacted Sea Eagle to get help and they never returned my inquiries. This QuikSail is useless. A great idea that just doesn't work. Unfortunely I bought it in the spring and didn't use it until the summer so I am unable to return it. Total bummer. I was super excited about it and it ended up that I just threw $$ out the window. Save your money, save the frustration. So far Sea Eagle bites it big time with the lack of costumer service. too bad... as I was about to upgrade to one of their expensive boats. No way will I buy from them again.
- How accurate was the sizing? sizing was vaguely stated.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality sail.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes