Dave Ridley at Hall Spars met us - outside of normal hours when he'd probably have preferred to be at home, thanks Dave - at the factory in Silverdale. Saw some pretty cool gear in the factory, including our nearly-complete mast. Rigging hasn't arrived in NZ yet - it's in the post - so running a bit behind Hall's promised delivery deadline (was going to be on the boat July 4th), but not running as far behind as the rest of the build, so thankfully no impact on launch date.
The mast looks stunning - Dave says it's very stiff so should work pretty well too.
main track is being fitted, hence the tape and clamps etc.
Slot for upper spreader attachments...
... and lower spreader slot. Just to the left is the slot for the sheave for daggerboard lifting lines.
Forward end of boom, reefing clutches nicely concealed under all the pretty carbon twill.