There's no mast and rigging in the way, so it's a perfect opportunity.
This ible is a composite image of what a kiteboating excursion on the Free Yacht is like, the photos are from various outings.
Max Stephenson video. Many thanks to him, Lisa Weitekamp and others for great photos!
continues the Free Yacht saga
Here's the table of contents of the whole thing:
Chapter 1: How to Get a Free Yacht
Chapter 2: Maiden Voyage of the Free Yacht
Chapter 3: Fix Broken Stix and other Trix
Chapter 4: Outboard Motor Mutilates Foot
Chapter 5: It's sinking and it's on Fire.
Chapter 6: How To Give Away a Free Yacht
Chapter 7: Get an Even Better One and Fabulize it.
Chapter 8: Celebrate Freedom
Chapter 9: Technicolor Dreamboat
Chapter 10: Privateer Knot
Chapter 11: Dismasted!
Chapter 12: Kiteboat!
Chapter 13: Mast Raising!
Step 1: Stand-up Hot Tub Cover Boarding
stand-up paddling on hot tub covers. Eric and Pete have a kungfu naval battle but manage to stay dry. Victor and Jo prefer the aboriginal kneeling style.
Dan attempts to outrun Eric's pirate raid. It's a race between Dan's modern "janitoring" standup style and Eric's retro Tom Blake laydown style.
Step 2: Last Minute is Fast Minute
Victor trims the end of the new stub mast while Max provides clamping force.
I drill holes through the mast step for a giant spectra rope that the kite will pull on. Max took photos of the underside of the deck so I know exactly where to drill. The holes come out just between some major obstacles underneath the deck.