Was out sailing yesterday and saw the home built F22 out sailing. Looked good, although it was great conditions (12ish knots harbour breeze), was hoping to see the production one out as well, but no show.
Too busy working to go sailing, being right in the middle of those final production stages that always seem to go like molasses, with a seemingly endless list of small jobs to be done, or parts to be sorted and sourced.
The remaining interior molds are also being made, while various other parts are being refined/improved, one being the mast raising system. This took 3 minutes or so to setup on the initial launch, which was too long, so it has been revised and now only takes 30 seconds. Not much difference if setup takes 2 or 3 hours, but when one is aiming for a sub 20 minute setup time, a 2.5 minute saving is significant.
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Mast raising being tested for about the 15th time
Just routine humdrum stuff, with nothing really exciting to report, but the 'to do' list is slowly getting smaller......
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