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Old Feb 06, 2011, 05:13 PM
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We had a good day at the lake today. Light erratic Air trials early, followed by some nice steady 2.5 - 3.5 knots later in the mid afternoon.

Rigging working much better. Sheeting in light air still can be improved. Might perform better with a few tweaks to the sail shape and mast rake for the wind conditions we had today.

Still had some water intrusion. It appears to be coming from the keel area. Looks like the epoxy job on the Keel Tube could have been much better. I used some grease around the Keel Bolt and on the top of the keel, then when installed into the hull slot it pressed out any excess and sealed nicely. No more water (at least not a couple cup fulls as before) after greasing the keel.

This boat keeps performing better after each trip. She points well. Accelerates nicely, and very responsive.

Parks Team China performed well today. All our boats (TT China Team, Kyosho SeaWind, and Aquacraft Vela) look to have equal boat speed. And the Fleet gets lots of attention everytime we take them out to the lake.
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