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Old 13-01-2012, 11:52   #31
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Re: Sailing with a Real Parachute ?

I have 2 ex-military rectangle parachutes with directional rams that I have considered using on my 10T ketch for down wind speed. This thread is great as I hadn't heard of anybody doing it. I would need to adjust the length of the riser lines I think to allow a proper 'set' and then rig it from the fordeck. I would definately want a quick release to dump one side but then rig a means to get it out of the water once its dumped, like maybe have a job halyard rigged to the chute itself in a way it doesnt hold any tension when chute is filled with air.

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Re: Sailing with a Real Parachute ?

So from sails to parachute to blimp? I don't think we're in Kansas anymore Toto.

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