I am looking to reel in 4 thirty meter lines. I use a very old peter lynn foil that rocks because of the auto zenith, but if I put it in the water the boat drifts faster than the kite making relaunch impossible, ...
You can make yourself a Drag chute to slow down the drift of the boat, make it from
possibly 3,2oz Dacron or better, probably with a diameter of 1.5M - 2M might do.
To retrieve it, have a cord to the center of the canopy which will reduce the diameter
to -0- when pulled.
I purchased a 21ft Hobie and plan to turn it into a kite-boat. I got a quiver of Venom's
that should work fine. Gonna put a swiveling Captains chair where the Mast should be
and put foot activated controls to the rudders.
Basically Bastard-ize a Beautiful, and one of the Fastest production beach cats ever made:
it'll Be FUN !!
SO just encase your a sailing Purest -- i Won't tell Ya about the 18ft Hobie Hull i'm placing
in the center with the out-board in the back for those Up-Winders. And the Bimini Top
for camping !!
Imagine a Slow Down-Winder with a 19M PL on 50M Q-power Lines ...
I'm Gonna make my Own real-in though, (like the Flowbee Kite Reel); set it up with a
12v motor that runs off the main boat battery, you know -- the same power source that
makes the Stereo Blast ?
I'm even setting the retractable Center boards up on 21v Motors. Yea & it's even an
electrics start 15Hp 4stroke out-board ! May go BIGGER later as long as it weighs
less than 150lb.
The Guy that sold it to me ; NO Way would he let me have it if he knew what i was gonna
do to it. He was All Proud & telling me he use to pass water-skiers with it, as it has a Hull
speed of near 25knots