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Old 05-23-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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An interesting idea but the cost is to high
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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Sorry I am not real sharp on the computer I don't know if this works or not Vewing the file that is.

It seems to take a while to pop up.

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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An interesting idea but the cost is to high

You found a way to attach a pdf file! Seahorse II has been trying to do this for ages.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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SD, you have missed the overwhelming threads on solar boating and the like. This should get that pot stirring soon. Thanks
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You found a way to attach a pdf file! Seahorse II has been trying to do this for ages.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:56 AM   #6
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I exchanged a couple of email with them about cost. 150,000.00 euros.

If a fellow could come up with kite a little more hands on. I think something like this would be viable.
People say fuel cost is the least expense owning a boat but a penny saved.
How about just a large version like the kite surfers use.
I always figured I would run an engine till fuel got to expensive. Then I would go sail.
The best of both worlds?

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I like the idea, but not practical for us ICW cruisers.
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Interesting concept but the price is quite steep

And the crane/boom thing is but ugly so if i were ever to buy such a system they would have to make the system hidden below deck.
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I exchanged a couple of email with them about cost. 150,000.00 euros.

If a fellow could come up with kite a little more hands on. I think something like this would be viable.
People say fuel cost is the least expense owning a boat but a penny saved.
How about just a large version like the kite surfers use.
I always figured I would run an engine till fuel got to expensive. Then I would go sail.
The best of both worlds?

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You can buy a lot of diesel fuel for 150,000 euros!
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #10
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #11
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Kit boarding is very popular in Everett. Two of my sonís kite board and I have played with them. In 15+ mph winds it can lift me off the ground, and you can control/turn the kit with the two side strings. A kite could be lunched from the deck of a boat and use the windless to let out and retrieve. They cost a couple hundred bucks, and on a warm summer day up to 50+ boarders.

If you were making long legs/runs it might be benfitial. You could probable have a bigger kite made, or combine two kites.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #12
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I fly Para kites off the grass. they are not as easy to just send off a mast and catch wind. They have to be controlled. I'd imagine that most of the cost is it's hands off controlling system.
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So is baby poop!
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