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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By kibokit
Re: Prototype-Video: Kite-Scooter to become fastest sail craft ever?

I had only very limited time for testing, as the monsoon started shortly after completing the prototype (and it will be around for another 2-3 months).
I have sailed effortlessly at around 60deg off...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By kibokit
Re: Prototype-Video: Kite-Scooter to become fastest sail craft ever?

That is quite an unqualified comment, this thing is going upwind very well and you can even see it in the video during the jibe from 2:08 to 2:18.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By kibokit
Lightbulb Prototype-Video: Kite-Scooter to become fastest sail craft ever?

Following video is of a home made prototype, which performance-wise is yet far away from the supposed potential. I believe, however, that by putting sufficient R&D into it, the concept (which, if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By kibokit
Re: Heeling free kite rig & prototype-video

I didn't feel attacked, no worries!
Heeling force on kite boats is small, anyway, that is true.
For considerable upwind performance you will always need an effective way to redirect the wind...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-31-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By kibokit
Re: heeling free kite rig inventor introducing himselves

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...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-31-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By kibokit
Re: heeling free kite rig inventor introducing himselves

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...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By kibokit
Re: Heeling free kite rig & prototype-video

As already hinted by Stumble, Skysails (SkySails GmbH*-*Home (http://www.skysails.info/) are offering kite systems for cargo ships, using a launching mast, windlass and control pod. A scaled down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By kibokit
Re: Heeling free kite rig & prototype-video

Stumble,

I am surprised that you are asking this, as I had tried to and thought to have managed to show quite clearly in the video, how my rig is functioning. It is attached to the bow and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By kibokit
Re: Heeling free kite rig & prototype-video

On the kayak the blooper reel consists of my hands and arms, which(recovering a wet 21 sqm kite) admittedly isn't the funnier part of it:(. There is hope, however, that e.g. Skysails, who are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By kibokit
Heeling free kite rig & prototype-video

I have invented a heeling free kite rig which could and would in my opinion change the world of sailing . . .

Power kite kayak sailing fast in Goa - YouTube (http://youtu.be/kjUEq6yhX-s)

. ....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2012
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,993,922
Posted By kibokit
Re: Interesting Sailboats

that one is really great!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2012
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,993,922
Posted By kibokit
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By kibokit
Re: heeling free kite rig inventor introducing himselves

forgot to mention, that I am a German national who migrated to Goa
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By kibokit
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...
Forum: Cruising Videos   05-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By kibokit
Re: Kitecam video of own boat

Nice one,
watch this kitecam-video of my kite-kayak with heeling free kite rig, invented by myself:
Power kite kayak sailing fast in Goa - YouTube (http://youtu.be/kjUEq6yhX-s)

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