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 Post subject: BSD transfer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:50 am 
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I have a bsd sail and boss system (and cross thwart, mast partner) for a folbot G2. How well will it transfer to a klepper aerius 1?


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 Post subject: Re: BSD transfer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:54 pm 
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Best thing is to contact BSD.

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 Post subject: Re: BSD transfer
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:21 am 
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The transfer can be very complicated, imo, and you would do well to contact Jon Sairs at sailyourkayak.com to get some advice. There are subtle issues, e.g. where the cross tube (aka) needs to be drilled and how old the rig is...newer BSD is much better/reinforced.
And you should also be aware that no matter how you attach the rig there are some issues with BSD and the Klepper A1. The mast is a great fit after the Klepper hole is widened a bit (easy with a file) as long as the mast foot on the BSD is the correct shape for your Klepper. The real challenge is that the combing on the A1 is so high that no matter where you mount the cross tube the amas will sit too high off the water and allow your kayak to lean too much when under sail. I built around this but my solution was very time consuming and complicated, although it works great. Would be happy to get into specifics but would suggest you speak with Jon to get his thoughts first.

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g

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 Post subject: Re: BSD transfer
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:09 pm 
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What Greg said!
You do need a new BSD cross tube built just for the A1 no matter what the vintage otherwise it will bend as the inner reinforcement is located in the wrong place for such a narrow cockpit and even after one or two sails it will start to bend.

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 Post subject: Re: BSD transfer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:55 pm 
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I haven't tried it with a folder, but I sail a lightweight double paddle canoe without amas. The boat is 15' long, 28" wide, weighs about 40#. I use a BSD classic rig in it, some wet sand in bags for ballast, caution and agility to keep her upright. Sometimes she ships water over the rail, I heave to and bail. Good luck with yours.


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