We are pleased to report that FPB 64-10 has begun her sea trials. Riptide is sitting well on her lines and happy to be afloat.
The roof structure has been installed on FPB 78-1.
The engine room of FPB 78-1 looking from aft to forward. The bulkhead cutouts outboard will eventually have bolted cover plates. These provide access under the aft shower modules.
Framing is well along on FPB 78-2.
The pointy end of FPB 78-2, showing the framing that supports the stem bar when it is in contact with something harder than seawater.
This is a chain bin in the forepeak of FPB 78-1.
And the beginning of the prop shaft system installation. This framing will get plated over and the skeg trailing edges sharpened to almost a knife point.
One of the props for FPB 97-1. Note the interceptor strips by which we are supposed to be able to alter pitch characteristics during sea trials.
FPB 97-1 inverter bank.
Engine room FPB 97-1. Air intakes are above the inverted waterline.
And finally, a small part of the growing stack that will become FPB 78-3. Exciting stuff down in New Zealand.