Quadfoiler Test – Oct 1110/12/08
After removing unnecessary ballast water (drain plug error), the boat performed normally. Typical speeds were attained and the occasional ‘spin out’ was still noted. Today Joe took control of the kite and was able to achieve ‘foil borne’ status with Don at the helm.
At this stage of tide, seaweed is a problem. We had to stop and clear large quantities from the foil during the test. The boat displayed substantial tendency towards lee helm. Port side J-foil was riding low on port tack and its response seemed a bit erratic. Check helm foot controls. Check shock on port side.