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Old 07-28-2015, 07:19 AM
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Hi Rob, thanks for all the info

Please keep this thread posted about your kite boat activities, also if you have new videos or new info about this on your website, please post a link here . .

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. . . . There is a video of a Peak 2 single skin water launch, but I suspect it is not easy. . . . .
Think I found the video, did you mean this one . . . ?
Peak Waterlaunch - - - - Uploaded by: - Armin Harich
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Armin Harich :
‘‘ Fascinating, that it is possible to launch the singke skin kite Peak from water. ’’

PoeticaNano :
‘‘ But how would you flip the kite if the LE is down first in the water? ’’

Armin Harich :
‘‘ We don´t advertise the Peak as water relaunchable. If you know what you are doing, it works most of the time at it cal also happen that it don´t relaunch.
- The Peak2 relaunch good also backwards. ’’

PoeticaNano :
‘‘ It's risky, and could damage the lines by over pulling them. ’’

Armin Harich :
‘‘ If any kite don't launch by gently pulling at the lines, it makes no sense to pull like hell. ’’
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P.S. - More info about this kite ---> Flysurfer Peak2
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light air

Hi all,

Kiteflying light air is of course an issue. However foilite developements and foil single skins look very promising.

We are in research about the main issue, landing and launching at sea. Of course for every problem is a solution.

From paragliding world we know that their kites fly in 4 knot of wind.

And Did you know that;
In low wind with longer lines, and you go downwind, you can actually fly your kite fast and feel breeze on board?
Those are the possibilities of a flying sail, which is very interesting.

Hope you guys can give some more input. Just discovered this threat. So sorry if I have been reacting late.

Feel free to contact any time,

Peter Renssen
www.kitetender.nl

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Hi Peter
Welcome to the forum, thanks for your contribution and the video, hope to see more of you here in the future, especially about the 1010 . .

Doug, please check out the Kitetender Hydrofoil Concept . .

Cheers - Good Luck !
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:08 PM
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Thanks, Angel. Almost the identical foil in that drawing is now being used on the Figaro 3 monohull:

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- That's great Doug -
The results with these foils on that boat may be something to check out for Peter, if not done already . .
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Thanks, Angel. On a mono like the Figaro, that foil is not anywhere near as good as a well designed DSS foil from the standpoint of extra RM as well as from the standpoint of docking--where the DSS foil can be designed to fully retract. It might work well with a kite?
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