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kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

Postby islandrideair » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:46 pm

hi all rider
i live in martinique & i have a project of hobby 16 kiteboat

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i wan't a maximun experience about your project
if you have : pic's , plan or idea it's nice
thank's for all

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Re: kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

Postby Toby » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:47 pm

there are some available to buy.

I saw a guy in Germany who had one...will try to get more info.

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Toby

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Re: kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

Postby islandrideair » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:02 pm

yes toby i have see a different model on a web

for me i like the recherch & hand made

for me i see it for :
- more sensation with my friend
- shooting plateform
- plateform secur for my school
- ecologic boat for a lagoon

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Re: kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

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Re: kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

Postby RickI » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:30 pm

We wanted to hold a kiting charity fund raiser just before Christmas a couple of years back. Came up with the idea for a kite-a-thon. Folks dressed up in strange seasonal outfits along with kiting gear. Neil Hutchinson of X-RATED Kiteboarding wanted to try something different. He rigged up a Hobie Cat with steering gear and a towing point for a kite. This is similar in respects to what you are talking about.


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Neil and his baby. He and his water gnomes sailed this puppy down from Ft. Lauderdale to North Miami in some pretty light fitful winds.

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Neil in position with foot steering gear and rigging.

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Kent, Todd, Paula of Cabrinha and troops. We had a nice turn out for the event. Note to self: schedule adequate wind next time.


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Remember when Erik Eck was lofted out in Oahu? Not sure but he might be drifting over or perhaps the real santa. We may never know, should ask Stacey with Best what was up.

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Re: kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

Postby aeberl » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:50 pm

the real thrill of sailing a cat is heelng it to ride on one pontoon. Salis generate the moment required for propper heeling, wnich a kite will not do satisfactorilly. Youll end up riding on both hulls and loosing speed potential.
I would suggest using a canoo like hull with an outrigger (for stability reasons) and a large dagger board for upwind sailing.
I hooked up my Maish Aero II 18m C-kite to a sunfish hull.... worked great after we got evryting dialed.

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Re: kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

Postby islandrideair » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:56 pm

thank's for link , pic's & idea

it's not just for performance or just with a bad friend :lol: for funny !!!! :thumb: ( he have a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnng list !!! )
, but it's for working in kiteschool , or organize shooting session in a lagoon of martinique ( caribean french island )

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Re: kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

Postby fearlu » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:23 pm

aeberl,

Can you describe your Sunfish set-up? I still have mine from my youth and would love to do some kite-boating. Photos or drawings would be great too if you have them. Thank you.

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Re: kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

Postby aeberl » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:15 pm

fearlu wrote:aeberl,

Can you describe your Sunfish set-up? I still have mine from my youth and would love to do some kite-boating. Photos or drawings would be great too if you have them. Thank you.


I just got the largest eyebolt you can crew into the top of the daggerboard (you have to pre-drill in order not to crack the board). If I am not mistaken it was a 3/8 x 4 bolt.
I also drilled a 1" hole into the dagger board just below the keel and drove a peg thru it in order to avoid the kite pulling the board out.
Than I tied the chicken loop of my kite to the eyebolt (I guess a shackle might have been a more elegant solution, but with a piece of 1/4" of nylon rope you can adjust the length of the setup and thus the distance between bar and deck), sat on the deck with one leg on each side of the shacke (ass apwind) and had a buddy attend the tiller/rudder.
This setup works well, however I would suggest attaching the kite further back on the center line of the boat, in order to have it turn into the wind when letting go of the tiller.
Make shure the peg is properly seated or your attachment point is sturdy enough to be loaded with the complete weight of the boat.
Have an experienced kiter and sailor at the helm, things could go wrong quickly if you don't have a good teamwork on board, specially with our setup that had the tendency of turning out of the wind on a loose tiller.

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Re: kiteboat project with hobby 16 for lagon of west indies

Postby fearlu » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:36 pm

Got it, thanks. Do you think the attachment point for the bar could be the hook inside the cockpit? If you're used to the boat pointing into the wind with a loose tiller I could see that the attachment point would need to be slightly aft I guess?


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