August 21, 2014
A quick update before I drop off the radar for two weeks in Black Rock City without cell/email. Andrew is currently traveling back from Vietnam/Switzerland. We’ll end up missing each other in Hood River by just a few hours.
Cut & sew is happening now. Everything is paid for, we sent the wire yesterday. The scheduled ex-factory date is 8/29, with pre-order inventory scheduled to arrive one week later by air assuming no hassles in customs. If all goes well, by the time I get back from Nevada, the first batch will be landing in Portland and we can start assembly/shipping. The rest of the inventory will show up 3-4 weeks later by water.
Earlier this week I went to the machine shop in Portland to pickup the first batch of wedges, frames, and pucks.
Currently sitting in my storage unit:
– Wedges and frames
– Logo placards and rivets
– Latches and keepers
– All the mounting hardware
Basically, everything but the bags themselves.
I tested the new bracket design which accommodates the SW Motech racks. They work great. I found that there was one pre-drilled hole in the SW Motech rack which lined up perfectly with the slots on the wedge, so I only needed three brackets to attach it.
Just a quick update before I head out of town.
See you in a few weeks!