FPB 64-5 Tiger Is About To Prowl

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We are pleased to report that on this rainy morning in the Southern Hemisphere, Circa has given birth to a Tiger. Given the auspicious beginning, rain and on-schedule launching being good luck, we await with keen interest the reports to come from this newest of FPB 64s.


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Her owners, being vastly experienced in the driving of heavy metal, shall quickly begin to put miles under her keel in the best FPB tradition.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 15, 2012)

6 Responses to “FPB 64-5 Tiger Is About To Prowl”

  1. Anthony VDM Says:

    Ooh. I think an electronics update on Tiger is in order, judging by the kit on the mast!


  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    We’ll see if we can get some details for you.

  3. Patrick S Lasswell Says:

    I really love the way the top hamper strikes so significantly. I’m guessing that that is pretty drastic action and not something you’d do just so you can go to parties a couple canals over in the Netherlands. Worth taking a look at as a manual inclusion.

    Does that require an external crane to restore? I’ve spent a good bit of time wrestling with Navy booms that were less than magnificently engineered. Most of the gear I worked with was designed before the end of conscription, even if it was built well afterwards. I’m less enamored of equipment that is designed for a host of draftees to assemble with an abundance of youthful energy and a shortage of indexed engineering. How do you keep the mast tracking cleanly while it’s raising.

  4. Steve Dashew Says:

    The up/down mechanism is actually quite simple, and rigged onboard using the vessel’s own winches. Two good hands, and half a day, would be our guess – quicker the second cycle.

  5. David M. Says:

    Best of luck to Tiger and her crew. Look forward to hearing of her advantures. Have the remaining 64 series hull numbers been named?

  6. Steve Dashew Says:

    Don’t know the answer to that, David.