A beautiful Bell "Rob Roy" kayak custom rigged as a sailing trimaran for fast and safe sailing on large open bodies of water. The rudder fitting was molded onto the stern and a push/pull tiller used instead of ropes. The pontoons were supported by a 7" wide crossplank allowing the sailor to sit out to windward with his feet in the cockpit in strong winds. The kayak can be reverted back to a paddling craft in less than five minutes.
The design is patterned after the famous MEAD GLIDER sailing kayaks produced in downtown Chicago from the 1920s until the 1940s.