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  1. lasrocas

    Control Bar or Handles

    i am sure people will jump on this and state that you should man up and use handles with F/B. I agree , but i fly all my F/B on an ozone turbo bar with not to much loss of feeling or control. the bar also gives the benefit of a safety. Mr Holgate did a good review on the bar a while ago ,use the search bar on here. Turbo bars are not that easy to get hold of these days and you need a bit of patience to set them up but personally i think they work well and for me its a lot more relaxed kiteing session with one. craig
  2. lasrocas

    rear mudguards/flaps

    thanks guys , getting dirty is no issue its the wet ,then the chill factor thats the issue. i thought of a wetsuit , but decided i would look like a condom stuffed full of apples. Eric thats just the thing i was looking for , and that looks like a flexi bug which is what mine started life as. now i need to see how i can attach them. cheers again
  3. lasrocas

    rear mudguards/flaps

    Hi , I am looking for solutions for mudguards on the rear of my land yacht/buggy. the beach i use tends to stay fairly wet even at low tide so there is a fair bit of spray flying around. my initial idea was to use trailer mudguards or some kind of mud flap like on trucks. any ideas let me know. the mudguard/flap is not that difficult,its how to mount them that may be the problem.
  4. lasrocas

    landyacht

    Hi , I am looking for solutions for mudguards on the rear of my land yacht/buggy. the beach i use tends to stay fairly wet even at low tide so there is a fair bit of spray flying around. my initial idea was to use trailer mudguards or some kind of mud flap like on trucks. any ideas let me know. the mudguard/flap is not that difficult,its how to mount them that may be the problem.
  5. lasrocas

    landyacht

    We dont have stingray holes but we do have something that could really hurt. Literally a mile down the beach from were i sail there is an airforce firing range. Its quite common to find spent shells on the beach and the authorities patrol the beach after each session for the ones that did not go BANG !!!! RAF Cowden. east yorkshire , i sail at Mappleton just the other side of the big craters LOL
  6. lasrocas

    landyacht

    Thanks for the comments Next on the list is a good set of waterproofs Even at low tide there is still a fair amount of water on the beach and I usually end up in it 😁
  7. lasrocas

    landyacht

    I am slowly getting the hang of this sailing lark. I have had 4 or 5 really good beach sessions. I changed the windsurf boom for a more standard sailing boom made from a half of a carbon mast that i had , this seems to work a lot better. I also got some new sails , i think it was chook who commented that a fuller sail gives more low down grunt but less speed and a flatter sail more top speed.Well the sails i got are fuller and no cam batons and for the beach i use they seem to work great. I wont win any races but the sails allow me to have fun when the flatter sails would struggle to get me going (my beach is not as flat,smooth or warm as the ones you have in oz , but again make do with what you have. I have all my gear stored at a friends 20mtrs from the beach , all set up ready to go , just drop the sail on and happy days. I find the land yachting a lot more relaxing than kiting , although i am now static flying way more than i ever had and enjoying it . I just wish i could get some decent video footage , my head cam seems to end up like a nodding dog ( sky , ground,sky,ground ) and my boom cam always seems to be in the wrong position ,but i will keep trying.. craig
  8. lasrocas

    Land Yacht Records

    Sounds good mez. My beaches aren't great but you make do with what you have Adapt and overcome ! I am lucky that I go to fuerteventura a few times a year Sotovento beach were they hold the world windsurfing and kite surfing championships is fantastic and you can hire blowkarts. Its also an average of 30 degrees Mmmmm nice 😀
  9. lasrocas

    Land Yacht Records

    That's great mez A pb is what it is Something to be proud of. I had 2hours at the beach today 20 mph on shore - 4 degrees lots of standing water But laughing all the way until I hit a patch of water that was 2 ft deep , that wiped the smile for a short while Keep up the good work mez , I think I now enjoy land yachting more than kiteing especially on UK beaches ☺
  10. lasrocas

    landyacht

    Got a real dumb question to ask , when sailing the land yacht is it the same as a kite buggy as in you sail across the wind ? went out today and had a frustrating session , seemed to go ok ish one way but when i turned , nothing. I also think part of the problem is the sail not been big enough , looking on ebay now for some bigger hardware. The grass was fairly deep and boggy , then it pi##ed it down so went home and had coffee and biscuits instead cheers craig
  11. lasrocas

    landyacht

    Honoured to be part of the mad guy in a shed list. I have just cut a mast tip extension from a broken mast I was given so I will see how that works should allow for more downhaul tension and also a bigger sail. How much longer would the luff tube be from a 5.5 to a 6.5 MTR sail ? Don't know about another buggy ,couple of bikes lots of kites And running out of space. Luckily though buggy's are readily available and as cheap as chips second hand in the UK Flexis can be picked up from £75 and libres from about £150 So never say never 😀
  12. lasrocas

    landyacht

    wow Did chook just use my build and impressed in the same sentence I must confess to being quite pleased with myself although we are talking about a man who is impressed by the little toys in Christmas crackers. I think I need to put an extension on the mast tip so I can get more downhaul , I have an extra mast that should do the job This will also help when I get a bigger sail Another outing tomorrow hopefully Thanks for all the kind comments Craig
  13. lasrocas

    landyacht

    1 st time out today , only had a couple of hours but it gave me chance to see if it all fitted together and all the bits were in the right place. just like kiteing , as soon as it was built up ready to go the wind dropped from 15-20 mph to around 8 mph so not enough wind to get going just a couple of slow crawls , chook , you were right about the more sail the better , my sail (5.5 mtr i checked ) seemed quite a good size and if anything a bigger one may be needed , obviously no real wind to try it in but the cam baton changed sides as i assume it is supposed too ,the downhaul pulled the sail tight , i think i may need a little more outhaul but not sure , the trailing edge of the sail did not seem as tight as the rest of the sail although there is a split in the sail near the bottom edge which may account for this you can see it in the 2nd pic covered with gaffer tape. Hopeing monday may be a better day for another trial , if not my son can just push me around the field again craig ps happy new year to all
  14. lasrocas

    landyacht

    cheers for that chook , i was a bit worried the sail may be to big to start with , but hey whats 45knots between friends (you must have some serious kahoonas pal ) 299 × 340 - en.r8lst.com will get some telltails set up on the sail
  15. lasrocas

    landyacht

    ANOTHER QUESTION I HAVE IS WIND SPEED VS SAIL SIZE. i currently have only one sail 5.2 mtr i think. what wind speed is safe ? i dont want to be overpowered on the maiden voyage until all is proven to work. Kites i have no problem with , but a sail is another story. i have a forecast of 12-15 mph for the next few days , sailing on uneven fairly dense grass. Just mocked up the belly pan , made me chuckle and yes i do know what it is , if you dont GOOGLE cheers craig the field i will be sailing on from today
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