Today we headed out to test several new components on K2. We tested the new motorized winch for the first time, and we used a new car (which houses pulleys and load cell) under the seat, which was an upgrade from the former aluminum car. We did not plug in the load cell but structurally tested the system. The new winch worked excellently. Dudu flew over in his helicopter, and Gino Morrelli and Bruce Sutphen, visiting boat designers, joined us on the kiteboat and Protector. The kite seemed to be deflating the entire time, perhaps as a result of the inflator accidentally turning off during the test. Despite this behavior, it was a great test. We hit our fastest K2 speed of all time, 32.5 knots, with Gino at the helm.
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