The Lithionics battery guys are holding us up a bit, much of the electrics including PLC commissioning still awaiting a BMS (battery management system) box to arrive the from USA before they can be completed. So we are still sending 1-2 people down to manually cant the keel. With the solution to our Lithionics battery problems taking a while to come from the US, we can't charge the battery bank except from shore, pretty much eliminating electric keel canting.
Our mast needs a bit of a re-tune for some more rake and bend.
But last Saturday, 10 days after sail #1 in almost no breeze, we went out for a bit of yachting. This time a cool 13-15 knot southerly, we saw 20 TWS for a few moments. Upwind with a main that was roughly half backwinded, and jibs not sheeted close in (rig tune is out and don't have the inhaulers set up either yet), we were sitting on just over 8 knots. Reasonable, but I suspect not close to as high or as fast as the boat is capable of. Our only useable kite (apart from the Code 0) was the A6. The A6 looks great and will be a weapon on strong breeze but it's not quite the horsepower that you'd want in this sort of boat for ripping downwind in 15 knots.. having said that, we did average about 13-14 knots off the wind most of the time (at fairly hot angles) and peaked at 18 knots through the water in 20 TWS.
Thanks Mike for taking most of the pics ...