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Old 04 February 2012, 21:41   #1
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Anyone tryed power kite eco rib fishing

Hi all, Just been looking at those power kite things all the surfers are useing these days and couldn't help but wonder if I strap one of the big ones on the bow would it be good anough for a bit of what I would call eco trolling, you could even gain a little steerage with the outboard down I recon, Has anyone tryed this yet I bet it be fun if nothing else,


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I think it's called "Sailing"
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I think it's called "Sailing"
Does that mean that kiteboarding is windsurfing?

C'mon Grandad, keep with it.
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Does that mean that kiteboarding is windsurfing?

C'mon Grandad, keep with it.
It's still wind assisted
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I wondered about it for my tender, til I found out I could run the 2.2hp outboard for 10 years for the cost of a powerkite and I'd still have to learn to use it without being dragged in.
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Does that mean that kiteboarding is windsurfing?

C'mon Grandad, keep with it.
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I thought that was what the original 'box kite' was for. Large orange beacon in the sky and enough pulling power to drag you along in the life raft!
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Ok guys I know the concept aint new, And I agree this is a form of sailing either way, And yes you probably could run a 2.2 for ten years for the price on some of them, But I recon one of the cheaper ones would do the job, I would bet someone has tryed it surely.I'v done a search for one of them orange box kites and can't find one, however I don't want to alarm the CG by flying a big orange distress signal, when im just trolling for a Billy bass. Anyway i'll give one of the fifty quid ones a go when it warms up a bit, and let you know how it goes, I'll get the camera out so if it all goes horribly wrong at least i'll make 250 on You been framed.
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Good luck dragon, be curious to see if you can make any headway.
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It's still wind assisted
So's Mollers, but no-one's ever said "Hello sailor!" to him, have they?
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