FPB 64 Update May 7, 2012

Time being in exceedingly short supply at present, we are going to post a batch of photos of FPB 64-5 through 7, without the usual commentary. The assumption is that you’d rather see the photos than wait for the schedule to free up. We’ll start with FPB 64-5, the launch date of which draws ever so close.





This last photo for FPB 64-5 is a customized version of Circa’s dink that will be carried aboard.

Now we are  into FPB 64-6.

And finally, FPB 64-7.



 This last image (below) is significant in a different context.

Circa is extending the building shed, in preparation for the start of metal fabrication on FPB 97-1. Now that will be an interesting set of photos.

Posted by admin  (May 7, 2012)

6 Responses to “FPB 64 Update May 7, 2012”

  1. Warren Cottis Says:

    Absolutely amazing!

  2. Tim Gardner Says:

    Call me “Old School” but I really like seeing a wheel at the helm. Although we probably drove less than 50 miles total aboard EMMA’s last circumnavigation.
    Thanks for the great photo’s, no problems on downloading speed wise.

  3. Kent Says:

    Their electrical work looks to be first class.

  4. Roger Arrowood Says:

    I’ve noticed the presence of steering wheels in a couple of the 64’s, and also remember an old reference in M/Y Iron Lady’s blog that they were not enthusiastic with the autopilot installation.
    What’s the thinking here?
    p.s. really enjoy your website.

  5. Steve Dashew Says:

    All of the FPB 64s have a demountable manual steering wheel tied in to one of the two independent pilot hydraulic systems. It is there for back up. Most of the owners have chosen to remove and store them.

  6. David M. Says:

    Great construction pictures, thanks.