kite sail

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by ramminjammin, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. ramminjammin
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    ramminjammin Junior Member

    Could I user a kite sail on a regular crusing sailboat ? Are the cargo steamers using them to save fuel? So maybe I could use one instead of a spinnaker ?
    Mounting the kite from the deck instead of the spinnaker attached through the top of the mast would eliminate the death roll and broaching ?

    anyone using a kite ?
     
  2. Munter
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    Munter Amateur

    There are a few threads on here about kite sails.

    I think a simple summary is that while kites demonstrate potential, the practical issues of launching and retrieving and dealing with kites in the water makes it more difficult than most people are currently willing to deal with.
     
  3. apex1

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    Right,
    use the search function and you´ll find several threads where we discussed that topic to the very last point.
    Though without any valuable result for the intended application.

    Regards
    Richard
     
  4. ramminjammin
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    ramminjammin Junior Member

    i used the search , thanks , and it didn't get me far. On the web i saw one cat with a kite and a big turret thing on the deck to control it, one person on the turret and one on the tiller. looking at that video put home the complexity.
    here is
    www.canadianwindrider.com/products/watercraft/kitecat.html a link
     

  5. apex1

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