Kite powered war canoes..... ?

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  1. Kite powered merships are on the way, how soon kite (or kietie? :twisted: ) powered war canoes? (Good for windy places... :toilet: )

    BBC Online: 22 Jan 08
  2. So who is taking the glory (and money) for inventing this "Mastless Sail" then :roll:

    Looks just like a spinnaker if you ask me.
  3. This has been talked about before, and it is not that long ago other wind power ideas were being tried bu nothing ever came of them
  4. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Agree. A mad Gunnery Officer of my aquaintance [not the one who spent two years at ASWE compulsively straightening paper clips] was a projector of one of these ideas (see Planesail at, although he doesn't seem to have received a credit for it there).

    Blow wind, and crack your cheeks.
  5. The MOD would love this it will save them a fortune in fuel costs. I think we should learn how to rig sails again just in case.
  6. Proud;

    With the price of oil at over $90=00/barrell maybe you should!C!!

  7. Refit the "Victory".
  8. Sod it even cheeper. Bring in the oxford rowing teams.
  9. Ive got a Bosun Dinghy they can borrow.

  10. In the current financial I dont think mod could afford thethe lease :dwarf:

    I can hear the brains at BAE God only knows what they`ll charge :money: :money: :money:

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