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[*] posted on 8-27-2012 at 10:45 AM
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well I was told not to bother so I did it anyway.... I bought an 11ft whitewater kayak for a 100$ couple months ago. boat wouldn’t go straight and i was real disapointed ... so I glued 3 fins on the tail from a soft surfboard... it worked great, boat went with, against and across the current straight like a missile.... I call it a thruster kayak. it looks like a Hawaiian big wave board….. anyway I took it out Sunday threw up a 2/3m trainer and did a 3mile down winder before I started playing perpendicular to the wind. It was great.......I had a wake going on behind the boat, had it on edge, steered it where I wanted all w/ the foil......I’m pretty sure that was a successful venture....I was certainly grinning ear to ear... I’m definitely gonna do it again I know that!!!



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[*] posted on 8-27-2012 at 11:34 AM


That is awesome! Glad you had a great time....now we need some video or at least some pics of the mods to the kayak. I always wanted to do something like this too, but figured that it would never work unless I spent big bucks on a high-end kayak.
How did you launch the kite? on land and then get in the boat or ?...Looking forward to hearing more.




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[*] posted on 8-27-2012 at 12:11 PM


I pulled the boat on to the beach launched on land and got back in the boat...i was in a bay wind blowing east @12/15.... first moments getting in and going were hectic as hell as I really wasn’t set up to pull this off. couldn't even stow my paddle properly........but now its going to get some legitimate efforts on my part....learned a lot on the go.. I can surely set this rig up way more proper for the activity. I think w/ a foot controlled rudder addition it will do way better...... right now its a 107$ investment. I have boat pics in my phone...just cant put them up, don’t know how... but if anyone has an email add I will send them along........



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[*] posted on 8-27-2012 at 12:28 PM


put them on photobucket then post the link



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[*] posted on 8-27-2012 at 01:02 PM


Carl.........you are like my atb hero.... to have to admit to you i am not capable of doing that is emasculating. Photobucket??? whats a Photobucket??? link??? common....i am happy i know how to email a picture.... but i did pull this off and now i'm gonna run w/ it a little. looks like i will be able to stay kinda dry this winter



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[*] posted on 8-27-2012 at 02:30 PM


http://photobucket.com/

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[*] posted on 8-27-2012 at 02:57 PM


maybe i can do this????? http://s1167.photobucket.com/albums/q634/abkayak/



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[*] posted on 8-27-2012 at 03:26 PM


You got that for 100 bucks? Seems like an amazing deal. All the kayaks around me are like 200+ and look waay cheaper/worse.



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[*] posted on 8-27-2012 at 06:20 PM


Looks identical to one I just picked up at 3x the price. Maybe I'll join you with the steerable rudder idea. Those things are designed to not hold a straight line so adding a removable rudder would give you the best of both worlds.



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[*] posted on 2-26-2013 at 04:54 PM


My new kite powered vehicle

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[*] posted on 2-26-2013 at 04:59 PM


For a kayak you should use a sled or parafoil single line kite like this

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[*] posted on 2-26-2013 at 05:05 PM


I bought 2 of these for fishing,to carry baits offshore. They are somewhat manueverable in the window,by adjusting which of the two keels has more line.It makes it very good for a yak ,and if you have a rudder it will be even easier.
http://www.hiflykites.co.za/kite-online-shop/single-line-kit...




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[*] posted on 2-26-2013 at 07:05 PM


Idk...yours looks more set up for trolling bass. I haven't been at this since WW.. I look forward to warmer winds and some more rides....really lots of fun, just like a bug...but totaly dripping wet



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[*] posted on 2-27-2013 at 04:20 PM


Well ,not bass exactly. It's made to go out in the ocean. 14'4" long and can carry 650 lbs. I will make and post vids too. ;)



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