Does anybody have experience using a kite to cover distance. It looks like an inexpensive way to sail kayak.
I see Wind Power Sports has 2 suggested choices.
I'd be interested in hearing any recommendations. I kayak large reservoirs, the Hudson River and Narraganset Bay mostly.
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Posted by: Peter-CA on Jan-14-13 8:05 PM (EST)
I have never used a kite, but have used pop up sails. I suspect with a kite you could only go downwind, as you don't have any way for the boat to bite into the water to keep from just being pulled sideways (and the pull could possibly flip you pretty easily).
Posted by: FalconSails on Mar-28-13 10:12 AM (EST)
I am a little slow to reply here, but I can tell you would love to try a Falcon Sail.
Posted by: jerrysmith on Jan-15-13 10:28 AM (EST)
I have a parafoil kite.
Posted by: navigator902 on May-08-13 6:52 PM (EST)
Use Kites like a Water proof self bailing kite called the Hydra from HQ... three string kite for take offs from the water ... excellent ... I also use a four string quad foil for land and sea... goes nice and fast... even a little up wind, has a wind window that the kite fly's in and there are spots that are faster and stronger than the sides... check out some video on U-tube...