Over the last couple of years we have had numerous questions about the FPB 64′s hinged mast system. This is a costly exercise compared to a fixed rig.
The hinge itself looks simple enough. But by the time you do the engineering, execute the weldments, and make the necessary wiring allowances, there is a considerable investment. Why make the effort?
The hinged mast system will pay numerous benefits to our owners. Simpler maintenance on electronics and running rigging, lower bridge clearance, and more storage options, all come with the hinged mast system.