Originally Posted by Nos4r2
I had a redcrest too...think everyone has at one point
Used to be able to get mine to plane with a seagull 40+. I found if you don't mind getting a bit wet and lie down on the floor so your body forms a keel (yes, you do look silly like it!) it'd do around 8 knots.
I've always been a great admirer of your posts Nos, and I'm now in awe. Turning yourself into a human keel or the sake of speed is truly heroic.
I've just attempted this (dry run in the garage with inflated redcrest) and I can see how it might work too. Only problem I could forsee was throttle control whilst steering with my feet and not being able to see where I was going...