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A Real Kiteboat

Postby Captain John » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:21 am

http://www.seaboateryachts.com/view_model.php?title=SeaBoater787Kiteboat

It'd be sweet to see one of these show up on the bay. I'd live on it!
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Re: A Real Kiteboat

Postby Aloha » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:01 pm

I'll go halves on one JVT
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Re: A Real Kiteboat

Postby adamrod » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:58 pm

how exactly does the kite generate power for the boat?

i could imagine several ways, but didn't think any were fully tested and developed
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Re: A Real Kiteboat

Postby kingfisher » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:56 pm

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Re: A Real Kiteboat

Postby Greg » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:06 pm

adamrod wrote:how exactly does the kite generate power for the boat?

i could imagine several ways, but didn't think any were fully tested and developed


I think in this case there are two large props spinning underwater... as it's being pulled along by a large kite..
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Re: A Real Kiteboat

Postby Loscocco » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:03 pm

I got 5 on it!
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Re: A Real Kiteboat

Postby BDM » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:24 pm

I dunno, I think these guys have a better take on the kiteboat concept.

http://project.kiteboat.com/

Note the video footage from SF bay, summer 2011.
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Re: A Real Kiteboat

Postby Captain John » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:06 am

Yeah, Don's project is pretty sweet but the yacht idea has comforts the little race-cat doesn't. You could launch your pod-cat from the mothership and come back after a sesh. You could also launch your ole standard kitesurf kit as well!
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