Delivery of the new rigging


After several delays and confusion as to the exact whereabouts of the driver and our shipment, the truck finally arrived on Monday morning. Everything was carefully unloaded and an inventory was taken. The equipment was divided up between three different teams and moved to the caves. Unfortunately a small sandstorm kicked up which made the moving task much more difficult. Everyone moved to the first cave where the first rig was assembled as a group. 090606-9368

There were a few minor bugs that needed to be worked out, but otherwise the new design was very optimistically received. Once some key points were reinforced about the assembly process, the teams were split up and sent to the two remaining caves to assemble the new rigs on their own. We were all encouraged by the success of their attempts. Other than a small track leveling problem. the teams did well.