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When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby tkaraszewski » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:49 pm

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So, I stuffed a hairdryer in the intake vent and am trying to dry it out, but it's 50ºF (10ºC) and I don't know if the hair dryer is powerful enough for this. Any better tips?
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Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby tomtom » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:12 am

HD is ok.

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Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby slowboat » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:39 am

please also use leaf blowers

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Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby edt » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:08 am

put it inside let one side dry for a day flip it let the other side dry that's what I do.

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Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby jakemoore » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:15 am

Fly it a bit.

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Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:12 pm

Fly dry it first, that will get 90% of it. After that, loosely piled up indoors in warm rooms will finish it. You have to shuffle it around every 30 min or so to get warm air to all the spots but it will dry out.

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Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby Herman » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:17 pm

I rely on the fly it a bit approach, but I have known a guy who set up a small poly tunnel and dehumidifier in his barn. Not sure how long it took to dry a kite, perhaps somebody can comment on this approach!

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Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby tkaraszewski » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:49 pm

I brought it inside and laid it across some chairs in the dining room over night and it seems patty dry now, just takes up the entire room!

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Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby PurdyKiter » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:09 pm

I strung a clothes line in our empty attic. Then set up a fan to pass air gently over it. 24 hours and it's done. Last summer I tried the leaf-blower & back yard method but after many hours I could still see droplets and moisture inside the cells. Too wet to roll up and mold.

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Re: When you swim in with your foil kite in the winter and it's soaked.

Postby zerogee_ca » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:24 pm

I used to fold the kite in 3 in a room with a ceiling fan. At room temperature, no additional heat needed.
Prop open the deflate flap on the kite. Point a desk fan at the opening. The kite would inflate but not try to unfold itself. Kite would usually dry within 3 hours.


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