Just a note to show you my umbrella rig. I was needing some forward momentum while I deployed the downrigger. So I figured that if I turned down wind that should solve the problem. However, when you deploy the downrigger you necessarily have to be in the front of the kayak which causes it to turn into the wind, thus defeating my purpose.
I saw someone on here that regularly used an umbrella but I needed mine to be hands free.
So this umbrella rig fixes that, with the added bonus of being able to troll down wind without paddling. I will be looking for a clear golf umbrella for the final rig.
Having used it in very light winds, I can actually see how it can actually be used to make some great progress if the wind is right.
Just thought I would share as part of the ongoing conversation about the unique ways to equip and use a Wavewalk kayak!
Loving the Wavewalk!