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« on: July 13, 2010, 04:30 PM »

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


Tears Of The Dragon
 





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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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 06:08 PM »

 Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
By the time I finished watching, I forgot what forum I was one.  PKF flashback  Huh

Nice job on the video and the restore job.   The new tramps look comfy.

The Phantom matches the Hobie very nicely.

ATB,
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 10:21 PM »

THANK YOU!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 04:25 AM »

Thanks folks! The tramp was very snoooozable  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 04:52 AM »

Nice project... how does the original sail compare in size to the kite that you used ? Is the speed of the boat comparable ? Were you able to get the boat lifted onto one pontoon with the kite ?
I've thought of doing this myself, I used to enjoy sailing on a cat, and thought a power kite would be a great alternative to a sail. I've dragged my canoe with a power sled kite, but haven't tried a 2 line or 4 line kite, yet. The canoe ripped with 3 people and a full cooler on board, but it was only a downwind ride.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 08:00 AM »

Thanks Rob. I think the kite would be a little larger than the sail, I may be wrong. Since we are still in the testing faze it would be hard to answer the question of speed. Certainly I hope for more speed, however would not encourage lifting a pontoon just yet  Smiley
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