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Re: Kitesailing or kiteboating group ?

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  • hungvuatnetcomdotca
    Shut up tOdD... P.S., On the other hand, keep on posting as this group is dieing compared to kiteforum.com ;-) Hung.
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 4, 2004
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      Shut up tOdD...

      P.S., On the other hand, keep on posting as this group is dieing
      compared to kiteforum.com ;-)

      Hung.

      --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "bitme1234" <bitme1234@y...> wrote:
      > Who's kiteboasting when, where, how I wanna kite boast.
      >
      > OH YOU MEAN KITEBOATING.....
      >
      > wHERE, WHO ,HOW????? eVERyONE Was kung fu figh......ting.... who,
      > how ,where, how long ago.... kung fu figh..........ting
      >
      > tOdD
      >
      > --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "hungvuatnetcomdotca"
      > <hungvu2000@r...> wrote:
      > > Dave,
      > >
      > > You have excited me in the past with all of your efforts in
      > > kitesailing but kiteship.com and the Outleader simply to replace the
      > > spinnaker was a bit of disappointement (for me) ...
      > >
      > > Don's venture (if it's true) excited me like no others have done in
      > > the past.
      > >
      > > P.S., If you want to expand the scope of kitesailing then I was
      > > "kiteboating" 35 years ago on a large basket sailing across a pond
      > > (small lake) with a single line kite.
      > >
      > > Hung.
      > >
      > > --- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, dave@k... wrote:
      > > > >Peter's cat is more like a "water buggy". Why should one use
      > a "water
      > > > >buggy" instead of a small or large kiteboard ???
      > > >
      > > > Easier to fly, potentially faster (Lynn's kiteboat has sailed
      > faster
      > > than any
      > > > lynn-powered kiteboard, to date. Who knows how fast they will be
      > when
      > > > there are more than a couple in the water?), drier, less athletic
      > are
      > > > a few. There are many more kitefliers than the ones you meet on a
      > > > kitesurf beach. Top buggy speeds are above 70 mph. Nearly 20
      > years
      > > > ago we were kite boating at speeds attainable only by the fastest
      > > > boarders today--with old technology, obsolete kites and ancient
      > > > materials. (We used to fly on *dacron* flying lines, folks)
      > > >
      > > > >"Don's 100m2 LEI and a big cat with a crew of half a dozen" is
      > more
      > > > >like kiteship or kiteboat.
      > > > >
      > > > >The pictures were taken by Erik Aeder and article written by Tom
      > James
      > > > >in the Aug-Sept Kiteboarding magazine.
      > > >
      > > > I look forward to reading the article. Hung, you seem to have
      > > > narrowed the definition of "kiteboat" to a single boat. If you
      > feel
      > > > that Lynn cats are too small, and KiteShip kites are too
      > > > "specialized", I guess that only leaves Don's newest work within
      > your
      > > > definition.
      > > >
      > > > To the best of my knowledge, there simply are no other kite
      > powered
      > > > boats using kites larger than 30 meters (the Lynn boats fly with
      > > > 12-24 meters; all "beach cat" conversions use standard LEI's.
      > Even
      > > > the German Sky-Sail guys are currently experimenting with kites
      > > > smaller than the ones used on Lynn boats). So, we have a single
      > guy,
      > > > according to a single article, building "kiteboats??"
      > > >
      > > > Does this boat really need its own discussion list? Perhaps right
      > > > here in Kitesurf is the best place for such a limited discussion.
      > > >
      > > > FWIW, in addition to myself (27 years in kite boats; we currently
      > > > have a 420 sq meter OutLeader kite in build) there are a dozen of
      > so
      > > > other kite powered boat projects ongoing throughout the world;
      > plus
      > > > many dozen current beach catamaran conversion projects.
      > > >
      > > > Cheers,
      > > >
      > > > Dave Culp
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