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Wagon Sail

Wagon Sail, By Unknown based on an engraving by Jacques de Gheyn - Het Geheugen van Nederland, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2659198
By Unknown based on an engraving by Jacques de Gheyn – Het Geheugen van Nederland, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2659198

Ultimate Equipment Guide II

Author Greg Lynch, J. C. Alvarez
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Publish date 2005

The mast comes in two pieces which fit together inside a metal sleeve, and the entire thing is secured in place in the wagon bed with a heavy metal pin. A large sail is deployed from the mast, allowing the wagon to take advantage of prevailing winds for propulsion. The speed at which the wagon moves is dependent upon the speed of the wind, of course, but it will average about 15 miles per hour. With very strong winds, the wagon can reach speeds of 40 to 45 miles per hour. Winds of gale force or greater will destroy the wagon sail. This simple and speedy means of transportation is only useful on flat, open land, or, in the case of an amphibious wagon, on water. When the mast is not in use, it is usually stored in a set of brackets beneath the bed of the wagon.

Wagon Sail: 40 gp

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