FPB 64 Hinged Masts

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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.

FPB 64 3hinged masts 101

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?

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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.

Posted by Steve Dashew  (February 5, 2011)

5 Responses to “FPB 64 Hinged Masts”

  1. Max Says:

    Is the actual movement of the mast manual or hydraulic?

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Howdy Max:
    The mast assembly is hinged up or down using one of the winches or tackle in combination with a winch. This is simple and powerful.

  3. David Says:

    What is the Air Draft with the mast down?

  4. Rick de Castro Says:

    What does the hinged mast lower the air draft to?


  5. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Rick:
    Air draft with mast hinged down depends on details. Assuming the awning frame is removed, the air draft is roughly 5.6m/18.25 feet. The high point then becomes the radar platform.