Kite Cat

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by daiquiri, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Hey Doug,

    Now THIS is the right stuff for foils: http://vimeo.com/25390468

    Almost no heeling moment, a lots of power available and pure fun! :)

    Cheers!
     
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  2. hoytedow
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    Brrr, che figo!
     
  3. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  4. Delane
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    Delane Senior Member

    Pure fun and then some

    Wow, what a blast. Saw a similar video with a cat about 2 years ago.
     
  5. groper
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    groper Senior Member

    ive been kiteboarding for almost 10 years now.... problem is the upwind performance is terrible :)

    On a broad reach however, the power and speed is incredible from such a small sail...
     
  6. 4wings
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    4wings Junior Member

    bad upwind performance

    As you popped the critical question - bad upwind performance - any suggestion how we can improve this problem as we are currently working on a kite sailer - see http://www.kite-sailer.com and want to get the best out of it ...lol who does not?
    Thanks
    Michael
    http://www.kite-sailer.com
     
  7. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    Know sfa about kites but was wondering if they could be harnessed to help right a capsized boat, perhaps in conjunction or assisting other methods ?
    Just thinking allowed.
     

  8. 4wings
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    4wings Junior Member

    If you are very good in controlling the kite - they might be of help - still the risk of doing more damage than already done is high.
    But just my thought
    Michael
    http://www.kite-sailer.com
     
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