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[*] posted on 7-13-2010 at 07:32 AM
*Video* Tears Of The Dragon


After 10+ months in the making... the video is finished.


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Corey and I started this project last year and never got a chance to take it out for a true shakedown run. The boat is a 17' Hobie cat that was a gift from a good friend. It came with a bent mast and no sails, oh well itís free. Right? With a lot of effort we restored the hulls and replaced the tramp. You will be seeing footage from two different cameras, one being the ContourHD (for most of the video) and the second camera of course the GoProHD. Be sure to watch some of the bloopers at the end and feel free to download this if you care. You must be signed in and a member of Vimeo to do so.

I have some ideas on how to cure the bar roll with a couple of pulleys clipped into the chicken loop so I can use the de-power, other than that I think it'll rock. Comments and Criticism always welcome




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[*] posted on 7-13-2010 at 07:48 AM


Argh! Cant watch this at work!
Cant wait to get home and check this out. :)




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[*] posted on 7-13-2010 at 08:39 AM


very nice video and camera work.

do you run the dagger boards?

cat sailing dynamics " in a tow" is a hand full . pilot position ,rudder, hiking out, kite control. truly alot going on!

def a two man go

a pilot sitting on the forward cross bar actually working the kite may produce greater kite effect (perhaps back a few feet). hiking out and getting the weather side hull up? hard to see it happening.

seems a bit precarious with the bar extension.

be careful, least bit of luff and you'll want the be able to handle the main on the kite.

very cool presentation!




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[*] posted on 7-13-2010 at 09:05 AM


Very clever and novel arrangement. Incorporating de-power would be awesome. Let us know how the mods go!



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[*] posted on 7-13-2010 at 09:41 AM


Thanks guys! Dually noted on being able to grab the main Phree, I've been thinking of a chair setup so I could sit in the middle. Sitting out on the wings is a bit much for me. Now if I could incorporate some pulleys and cables I'd have steering down as well. My big oversized kite Kat.

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[*] posted on 7-13-2010 at 10:05 AM


foot controls for the rudders

i assume a jibe gets you around but the kite may be starved in the process .

an upwind tack would be do able but speed and lift may make things hard to control .

speed control will be the biggest hurdle , def have to have snappy rudder action to keep the kite happy. knowing the "brakes " on a cat will help , kinda like a choking turn that slows the boat a little. always take a paddle!

watch your fingers! have fun!




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[*] posted on 7-13-2010 at 03:18 PM


That's the idea with the foot pedals Phree and if you look the paddles can be seen strapped to the beam. So far we will have to work on the jibe a bit to smooth out the transaction. Send me some wind!



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[*] posted on 7-13-2010 at 11:14 PM


Awesome,, keep em coming.



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[*] posted on 7-14-2010 at 04:26 AM


Thanks HR!



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[*] posted on 7-14-2010 at 05:46 AM


Har! I like it :thumbup:



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[*] posted on 7-14-2010 at 07:07 AM


Got a chance to watch this last night. Very nicely done man. Cant wait to see this in action in person. :)



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[*] posted on 7-14-2010 at 11:13 AM


Thanks guys! We might have another go at it this weekend but I'd really like to focus on trying the PL Boat next.



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[*] posted on 7-15-2010 at 06:55 PM


WOW! Awesome job men. What a great father/son project. Sure is looking pretty on her "Maiden" voyage. Great choice of soundtrack tunes too! Bruce has still got it after all these years.
Can't wait to see how she sails once you figure a way to sheet in/out. Hope to see her in action at WW this fall :wink2:




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[*] posted on 7-15-2010 at 07:55 PM


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Excellent video and great family time- well done
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[*] posted on 7-16-2010 at 04:10 AM


Thanks Jimmy and Scott! I kind of doubt it will make the WW trip because that's reserved for buggy time!



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[*] posted on 7-16-2010 at 07:07 PM


You put a smile on my face. Kiting is so much fun. The possibilties are endless!



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[*] posted on 7-12-2012 at 06:28 PM


Pushing this to the top for Corey! This is what life is all about... live it, breathe it and embrace it.



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[*] posted on 7-12-2012 at 07:14 PM


So worth watching again.



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[*] posted on 7-13-2012 at 02:05 PM


Awesome and as usual.. always a great video to go with it Todd! I was just telling my little girl the other day about this. We just watched it together and 1st thing she says.....Can we get one of those? :roll: I figured with some green stamps and my good looks we can afford one in a couple years.
Thanks for sharing and see you soon.




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[*] posted on 7-13-2012 at 04:30 PM


Thanks guys and you're very welcome! You would be surprised at people just giving those away... watch your Craigs list!



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[*] posted on 7-13-2012 at 06:19 PM


Was just able to watch the vid now. That is awesome Todd!



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[*] posted on 7-13-2012 at 06:46 PM


The video just gets better and better. Awesome adaptation with the boat! Very impressive. The dad/son element is awesome as well.



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[*] posted on 7-14-2012 at 01:45 PM


Puts a smile on my face :smilegrin:



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[*] posted on 7-15-2012 at 04:18 AM


Thanks again folks... it was a fun project for the both of us.



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