FPB 64 Deck Details


Perhaps a few photos of the deck details will be of interest. We’ll start with an occasion of sorts, the first anchoring. The bollards port and starboard work well in high load situations. Note the depressed foredeck well which serves two functions. One, it reduces the height of the windlass and Sampson post so they interfere less with your seated view on watch. Second, the well works to contain mud coming off the anchor.


The deck ahead of the house will become a favorite lounging spot on nice days.


The forward hatches all have overhangs for attachment of storm covers. Note the bales forward and aft of the hatches for extra securing lines over the storm covers (typically only used when extreme conditions are a risk).


One of the four winches aboard. Note the 12mm thick plate welded to the deck on which this sits. The winch is blind fastened to this thickening plate (no holes penetrate to the interior which could leak).


Two more of the winches located aft of the house.


There are lockers at the aft end of the house. The Lewmar 55 electric winch it to the left.


Finally, a shot of the handrail which surrounds the house. The threaded hole on the mullion is part of the storm shutter system. The threaded insert on the roof side is for future use with brackets for kayaks or sailing dinghy gear.

Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 23, 2010)

6 Responses to “FPB 64 Deck Details”

  1. EAF Says:

    Those storm hatch bales look like serious toe stubbing hazards. Would cut feet to shreds!

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Howdy Edouard:
    We have used this detail on our metal boats for many years and it has not proved to be a serious problem. In heavy weather they are a help and worth the occasional stub (once you hit one most folks will remember where they are). That said, they are easily removed.

  3. Patrick Says:

    Beautiful boat just like her big sister! Could you please tell me what the non-slip material applied to the decks is called and the manufacturer? Thank you.

  4. Steve Dashew Says:

    The decking is called Treadmaster.

  5. Anthony Van Der Meyden Says:

    Hi Steve,
    Big congratulations to you and the new owners. The boat looks fabulous. You must be so pleased with the results.
    The circa boys must be proud also.

    In one of your previous posts about painting the hull Vs leaving it bare, you mentioned that after some time on the water, the aluminium takes on a self anodizing kid of property.
    Does this ‘self anodizing’ give off at all? I’m looking at the hand rail picture, and thinking about other areas that might be ‘high touch’…. Do you get dirty hands or need to clean these areas often?


  6. Steve Dashew Says:

    The finish self-anodizing basically seals the aluminum after six to nine months and hand prints have not been a problem for us.