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What kind of kite?

Posted: Sat, Jun 07 2014, 04:33 PM
by swannie
When I was in Ft. Lauderdale last year there was a VERY LARGE boat the was docked near the hotel, and it had this small kite attached to a pole by 2 or 3 feet of string, much like a windsock. I think it looked like a bat (or maybe a dragon) and was black/blue if I recall correctly. My question is, what's the right name for these?

I've tried a variety of searches on google and I can't find anything similar. The closest I seem to find is something from a company called Jackite which makes realistic bird kites. While they look really cool, they're apparently designed to keep other birds/pests aways... not what I'm looking for. :)

Re: What kind of kite?

Posted: Sat, Jun 07 2014, 07:36 PM
by TMadz
kite or windsock most likely. Hard to come up with anything else without being able to see it.

Re: What kind of kite?

Posted: Sat, Jun 07 2014, 08:22 PM
by swannie
Yeah, I find it hard to believe I haven't found anything similar, really. It didn't look like anything custom or home made, but who knows it was attached to what was probay an 80 foot super yacht.

Re: What kind of kite?

Posted: Sat, Jun 07 2014, 11:12 PM
by goestoeleven
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Re: What kind of kite?

Posted: Sun, Jun 08 2014, 09:07 AM
by swannie
Doesn't look quite right ... The more I think about it I wonder if it was for sea gull abatement more then entertainment value. It definitely wasn't one of those realistic Jackite ones though...