Tooling for the HH66 is underway now with some of the hull plugs (patterns) already out of the CNC bay where the 60' long robot cuts three dimensional shapes to within a millimetre of accuracy. From the plugs Hudson Marine have already started to build the GRP female moulds that will actually produce the HH66 with accurate repetition.
While waiting to start building parts, the design process is pushing forward at a relentless pace. Systems and electrical design are being refined and the final specification for the spars and rigging is now locked in. Future Fibres have already started laying up the tubes and longeron for HH66 01 & HH66 02. At the same time extensive destructive testing on hull side and dagger board laminates have been conducted, to ensure that the highest quality materials are used so maximising the performance of the boat.
The chief designer Gino Morrelli (Morrelli and Melvin Design) visited recently to see the latest progress on the project. The visit coincided with the unveiling of new HH Catamarans website and Facebook page.