Saturday, January 24, 2009

Assassin with stolen rig

The Assassin was dury rigged today to do some load testing on the wingframe and mast stump. It's all coming together nicely and looking good. We have opted to run with a compression strut, although it took full vang loads without it, we don't want to take any chances with breakages at this stage. Excuse the excessive rake, the vectran forestay stretched with extreme vang loads. Looked like the boat was going to take a lot more than the boom.
All in all our assembly and testing is going very well and we hope to have the boat on the water in the next few days. The wand mechanism is all dry fitted and looking very precise, and our rotating mast stump is working well. Hopefully foiling tacks will be a lot easier. We are all hanging out to get this boat sailing..

More pics can be viewed on our trademe ad, link below