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Old 20-10-2007, 05:01   #1
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One of my other wind-dependant bad habits is flying paragliders and stumbled arcoss this. SkySails - Turn Wind into Profit
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Old 20-10-2007, 07:32   #2
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Nothing new here, looked at it for my power cat, but figured I could get a lot of diesel for $12,000

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Potentialy great idea though, but dragging 2 props was an issue as well.

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Old 20-10-2007, 10:28   #3
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I have used the Kite for longer stretches like St Helena to barbados and it works fine
The 2 major advatages are they lift the bow slightly up and there is always more wind upm there than down here
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