Kite line winding

by Tony
(Adelaide, SA, Australia)

Bag attached

Bag attached

Bag attached
Where the line runs (bag off for clarity)
Showing the rubber drum wind line in.
Side view device tilted showing cut section held together with velcro, the line can be removed from the device through this.

Some time ago I wrote about how do you wind in kite line? One of our club members, Steve, found an electrical cord winder (WonderWinder) on google.
Adapting it to winding thicker kite line into a bag was relatively easy. Making it such that one could take the line in and out of the device was more tricky.

This device is not for thin kite-line, really only for 3 mm and upward where being wound into a bag works and because the thinner line would jam.

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Feb 15, 2016
Time saving
by: Tim Parish

Nifty! I remember you demonstrating it to me once, up near Fort Glanville I think.

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1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

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4–7 mph
4–6 knots
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Gentle breeze
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8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3    

Moderate breeze
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13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4    

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29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
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39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
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32-38 mph
28-33 knots
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