Whats the wash up with the bow pole failure Macca?? Did the carbon fail or a fitting on the tube?
Boat looks wicked, congratulations on the project looks very well done.
There was an error on the patching laminate where the cable enters the pole near the forestay. As you can imagine its a very highly loaded area and errors are not really tolerated there!
As Rob said, this being the only issue is really good! All the really complex stuff like the foil bearings and control systems all work really perfect. Nothing to change before we go to production. The platform itself is by far the stiffest larger cat I have ever sailed and I have the privilege of sailing almost all the boats in this size range. We really wanted a super stiff platform but I was genuinely surprised at what we achieved. The boat feels as one unit, no racking visible at all and that translates into a great feeling when you are driving it upwind in some waves, the foils really level out the ride and the boat just powers through the chop like its flat water.
We have a new pole being made now and it's due in Dubai in 10 days or so. We should be out sailing again before Xmas and then we can wind it up again.
Ill make sure to get more onboard footage next time so you can see the way it sails from the drivers seat.