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heeling free kite rig inventor introducing himselves

hi everybody,

owning a 24 ft keel boat which I haven't used for the last 3 years since I was working on my invention. See this video:Power kite kayak sailing fast in Goa - YouTube
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forgot to mention, that I am a German national who migrated to Goa
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Wow, that is really a clever rig. Good luck!
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Re: heeling free kite rig inventor introducing himselves

Yes, I can see how that works when reaching. I assume you can't run with that so you probably do broad runs. How well can you tack into the wind?
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Re: heeling free kite rig inventor introducing himselves

He can't tack upwind with a kite. It is a down wind sail.

You might want to change that block to one with a swivel in it, so that line runs freely and not chafing.
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Re: heeling free kite rig inventor introducing himselves

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He can't tack upwind with a kite. It is a down wind sail.

You might want to change that block to one with a swivel in it, so that line runs freely and not chafing.
You can't tack upwind with Outleader kites, these are the ones which were(and are?) briefly used in (conventional)sailing and somehow recognized by the ISAF(?).
With kitesurf kites however, even by means of just edging the kite board into the water (instead of using a more effective foil like a keel or dagger board), you can do considerable upwind travel, otherwise kite surfers always had to be pulled upwind by someone before following their passion and their sport wouldn't be popular at all, I suppose.
The kite I am using can generate easily directed pull pointing towards any direction from dead downwind to about 75deg off the downwind direction and it is very easy to transform this pull into upwind travel.
I can reasonably fast point up to 60 deg off the true wind with my construction, which I can easily proof with GPS-Tracks, if you want me to.
This is with a home-made and definitely not perfect prototype operated by a not quite experienced skipper, as I myself are still a beginner in operating my own invention, so even better performance should be possible.

I have tried other blocks but there were some issues so I changed the setup and the line wear caused by the chafing seems to be acceptable thus far.
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Yes, I can see how that works when reaching. I assume you can't run with that so you probably do broad runs. How well can you tack into the wind?
I can tack up to about 60deg off the true wind, see my previous post for some more details.
My kite needs at least 6knts(better 8knts) of wind to stay in the air and I can do a dead run if wind exceeds ~12knts, but it is a little bit tricky and feels uncomfortable. The foils will be positioned horizontally and above water during this.
Broad reaching is probably the faster way to get downwind but I haven't done enough trials to be sure of that and it will depend on the conditions also.
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