Here is a photo to start your heart racing! A double set of tool drawers under the work bench. This feature has been on our wish list for years, but for various reasons we have never been able to make it work. Aside from the space these drawers consume, access to a variety of systems has to be maintained.Tool drawers are a standard feature on the FPB 64.
We keel showing you photos of the air intake system in the engine room, now with the fire suppression system mounted. The fire suppression system is triggered automatically or manually with a Morse cable. It is tied into an automatic shut down for the engine, genset, and diesel boiler.
The two men in this photo will give a feel for the scale of the mast array, flying bridge, and awning frame.
The nav desk at the forward end of the great room is coming together.
Engine controls are now mounted.
We are using Hynautics hydraulic controls for shift and throttle. These are considerably more difficult to install and few yachts use them these days (they market to commercial users). However, for single engine systems their reliability is worth the extra cost.
That is the helm pump (orange) above. This is intended as a manual back up to the electronic steering system. The steering wheel is designed to be easily installed or removed.
We’ll finish with a few details of hulls three and four. Previously we discussed the 40mm thick stem bar, which you can see in this side view of the hull for number four. It is not only massively thick, but deep as well. Note the three horizontal frames to reinforce the stem bar. The bulkhead directly aft of the stem, to which the frames are attached, forms a watertight compartment.
Hull number three, above and below, is now fully plated.
Note the knuckle at the cutwater. This is designed to help the bow ride over debris and ice.