You are looking at as lovely a piece of yachting jewelry as has ever been afloat. The creation of Circa’s
Larry Brown, this is the inboard end of the new FPB boom control strut. It starts with a pair of Lewmar traveler cars, running on two parallel tracks along the side of the Matrix deck. It provides a two axis articulation for the strut. The base contains a large bearing captured in an o-ring sealed turret. Similar fittings exist on the booms.
The car position on the track is adjusted with a four to one tackle, which in turn adjusts boom position.
Another detail from Larry’s machine shop, the hold down system for the solar panels.
The chippies (carpenters) produce many gems as well, much of which is hidden.
Take these plenums which connect air conditioning evaporators to the barrel vents.
These are lined with EPDM for noise and condensation control, and even have cleaning ports.
We will close with another example.
Eventually this might be known as a stairway to heaven.