unpacking and putting it all together

On Saturday I finally had the time to go to the sailing club during daylight to unpack the newly arrived Assassin and put it together.

When I started it was a cold (but not too cold) sunny December day without any wind. First task was to unscrew the lid of the glass fibre travel box. Unfortunately the box was screwed with screws that had a square head. I knew of this in advance but couldn’t find one of those screwdrivers. Thus I had to unscrew everything with pliers. Then, finally, the box was open:

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Now the happy unpacking started. I think I have never seen so much bubble wrap in one place :-) After I had moved everything from inside the box to the outside I could finally start the assembly. Everything was marked and I didn’t use the manual much.

Next step was to get the wingbars and the tramps on and adding the rotating mast stump and the compression struts. After that I had to do a lot of rope work with the cunningham, vang and outhaul.

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Unfortunately by now it already got really dark and it also started to snow. Thus I just left it as it was and put the cover on. Now I still need to go to the club again to put the foils together, attach the gantry and the wand. In addition I still have to do the minor tasks like tying the plugs to the centerboardcase so I don’t lose them (again), attaching the prodder and so on.
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All in all I am happy that my Assassin is here and it is absolutely gorgeous. On the other hand I am mad as the lake started to freeze and I probably won’t be able to go sailing before March anyhow :(

One Response to “unpacking and putting it all together”

  1. Niki says:

    na endlich – ist auch Deine da – wie siehts aus mit Silvster in Slovenien -Boote gehören doch eigentlich aufs Wasser nicht in den Schnee!

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