Let's move to the sail assembly for a bit. By the way some of this can cut your hands. My son wore his gloves.
You need three of these sail ribs...
To go onto three of the sails
Now really. Do you think they would just slide on there easily? Of course not. See that little bent tongue looking thingy-bob? As is it is in the way.
So you have to beat it into submission. I mean, bend it a little. (No I don't have a vise. But thanks for asking)
Sometimes there is a little something left behind that needs removing
This should do the trick
We then stand the sail up on the larger end and find a starting point on the narrower end to fit the grooves onto the sail and gently tap it downward until the bent tongue goes into that little slit.
For us, with the tongue of the sail rib pointing downward it was placed on the sail just right. Make sure you have it placed right or the next phase will be messed up. You push the outer wheel band into the slit.
I said PUSH it into the slit...
Well sometimes we had to take the hammer to that also. You now do that two more times
After sliding three of the sails onto the outer wheel band, you put in the bolts and nuts, attaching the sail rib to the band.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT ALL ON THE RIGHT WAY. Then attach the inner wheel band.
You now have to do that five more times.
You don't want to tighten all of those nuts and bolts until you have the wheel assembled on the spokes.