|Subject: Re: [harryproa] Re: Outleader kite|
|From: "Rob Denney" <email@example.com>|
|Date: 5/19/2007, 11:03 PM|
----- Original Message -----From: k_s_oneillSent: Saturday, May 19, 2007 11:00 PMSubject: [harryproa] Re: Outleader kite
For those of us not up to speed on the whole kite thing, could you
explain some of the cryptic stuff below? You're using a bucket on a
rope in the water to somehow power the kite retrieval?
--- In harryproa@yahoogrou
ps.com.au, "Rob Denney" <proa@...> wrote:
> Now that thge rudders are working, I finally got to try the 40 sqm
kite on El today. Not enough wind (~5-8 knots)
> and the only line that was not adjustable (mast head retrieval line
> the top of the sail) was too long, so a couple of feet of kite
> the water. Just enough to make it hard to set. Got one puff where it
> flew. Pretty impressive. The water driven line retrieval system works,
> will work better with a few mods this weekend. It was great not to have
> 200m of line to untangle and bag.
> I did not get to try the foot cleats, nor the 1:2 purchase using the
bucket in the water on the retrieval line.
> In 20 knots it is going to be a blast!
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