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mur1



Joined: 16 Mar 2001
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Kiteboat Project Reply with quote

A hydrofoil multihull powered by a 30 meter kite has been sharing the water with windsurfers off TI. It is, in my opinion, a beautiful, forward-thinking design. If you are interested check out Kiteboat Project. http://project.kiteboat.com/news/
Btw; TI has been great of late.
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LeeD



Joined: 12 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don Monteque's Hobie Cat, the red one?
It's been around every summer for the past 4 years. Lotsa launch's from Toll Plaza, some at Berkeley of Cal Ad's crane.
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don Montague cruising SF Bay.

Whatever floats your boat!

(Photo: C. Arnold, New Yorker Magazine)



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mur1



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a more recent pic


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stevenbard



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw them do a similar thing on Maui with an outrigger 8 years ago. Hopefully this will become practical. Looks fun.
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whitevan01



Joined: 29 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember reading articles about kite assist for tankers quite a few years ago. Not a new idea, but interesting.
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beaglebuddy



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, pretty cool but can they tea bag that thing?
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spennie



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on which definition of "Tea-Bagging" you're referring to.
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One wonders how such a boat launches and maneuvers in and out of the harbor without another source of power.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They carry paddles, and they paddle away from the cranes at Cal Adventure to the windline near the Lordships, then water launch the big 22 meter kite.
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