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New 26' Sport Chutes parasail

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  1. rrrr

    rrrr Well-Known Member

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    I'm selling my Sport Chutes Over Texas parasail, it's new, 26' diameter, with a harness and 300' of polypropylene tow rope.

    It's new, because the parasail I originally owned was sent to Sport Chutes for repair after a dickhead in a bass boat ran over the tow rope while it was in the water and a passenger was ready to take off. It dragged the passenger and the sail off the island and into the water and damaged it, so off for repairs. Three weeks later, Sport Chutes informed me they had sent my repaired sail to someone in Australia by mistake.

    So I got a new sail from them. We used it one time and put it away for the winter. That winter I had my first knee replacement and the rest is history, as they say. Never used it again.

    The sail, harness, and tow rope are absolutely perfect. It has a Dacron carry bag that everything fits in. In November, I took it to a laundromat and washed it. I inspected it closely and put it back in the bag. It's ready to go.

    It's all yours for $800. Shipping isn't included, and neither is the cat.

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    I guess there's no one in RDP land that loves adventure. :confused:
     
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    where are you located? What are some of the particulars about one of these?

    what would max weight be for the rider? or does it just depend on boat/wind speed? do you know of lake restrictions regarding use of a parasail?

    I think t would be fun as heck... I'm sure I would be bombarded with requests for rides.!

    --Scott
     
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    rrrr Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Dallas. I flew a 230 lb rider regularly with a 23' open bow powered by a 310 HP 7.4L Bravo I. A 26' sail can handle that easily. Most people have 24' sails, they're cheaper, but you have to go faster. I towed at 25-35 mph. You gotta speed up going downwind.

    They're easy to fly safely if you go in good condition, wind less than 12-14 mph. If you buy it I'll type up an instruction booklet for the driver, ground crew, and passenger. We did it for 6 years and only had a couple of skinned knees.

    You need to check lakes in your area. We flew from a Corps of Engineers lake, and never had interaction with them or TPWD wardens. Not once. You have to find out about your local lakes.

    The ideal spot to fly from is a small island or narrow peninsula, that way you can land without good night in the water. Swing around the end with the boat, and float em down.

    If you can drive a slalom skier, you can parasail.
     

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