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

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:35 pm
by jakemoore
tkaraszewski wrote:
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!
This is guaranteed to put your wife in a good mood.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:31 pm
by tkaraszewski
jakemoore wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:35 pm
tkaraszewski wrote:
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!
This is guaranteed to put your wife in a good mood.
Yeah, it was her favorite!

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

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:12 pm
by PugetSoundKiter
I hang my kites in the garage after parking my (warm) car inside and closing the garage door. LEI kites fully dry overnight and foil kites take a few days. I do not pump up foil kites with a fan, in time this will increase fabric porosity, reduce performance and decrease the lifespan. Opening valves and having a fan circulate air in the room helps. My kites are dry days before my 5mil wetsuit will dry out. Wife will tolerate my mess in the garage, never in the house.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:54 pm
by foilholio
Laying or hanging a kite outside in the sun is a good way to reduce their life unnecessarily. Every hour in the sun is basically one hour less of their life. A hairdryer can also melt the fabric, yes they have lower or no heat settings I know.

The worst a wet kite will get is mold stains, it looks shit I know. A salt wet kite can last many months before this will happen if at all, you are definitely safe for a few weeks. A fresh water wet kite will get it very quick, one week is maybe not safe, but if the kite had dried salt before say rain got it wet then it can also be fine for weeks. Washing a kite with fresh water is really unnecessary and will give you the best conditions for mold to grow not to mention damage the fabric from wear.

To dry a kite flying is quickest, but will use up kite life so best do it while riding. If you have salt wet kite and will use it again in a few weeks don't worry just leave it. You can take it to a park to fly and maybe try out some adjustments otherwise just loosely heap or drape the kite inside somewhere. Like that it will dry in a few days.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:53 am
by tkaraszewski
This kite, unfortunately, was dropped in a fresh water river.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:59 pm
by merl
If you have a smaller space then getting a portable dehumidifier will make a great difference to the speed of drying. (I have a hall with underfloor heating which does the job very nicely, but not the most popular with other members of the household).

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

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:43 pm
by plummet
Option 1) Never crash foil kite into water!... I'm averaging 1 dunking every 2-3 years.
So... 90% of the time its dry 100% of the time.
Option 1 A) Fly inflatable if there's a possibility of kite getting wet.
Option 2) Fly kite until it dries.
Option 3) Drape over chairs etc in garage. Turn over when top dry.
Option 4) Pack up wet, Fly it dry tomorrow if i know i'll be flying tomorrow.