We’ve been gently reminded that new content has been lacking – our feeble excuse is that we have been swamped. As it is Thanksgiving weekend and we have much for which to be thankful, a pause for a brief update on the FPB 78-1, starting with a couple on interior photos.
Until the boat is completed and afloat, it is difficult to get a sense of the interior. We can only photograph isolated bits, which are immediately protected from damage after installation. But these galley shots will at least give you a sense of the finish.
FPB 78-1 has a very modern aesthetic theme. FPB 78-2 and 78-3 have more traditional interiors.
A look aft here from the middle of the salon. In the aft starboard corner that is Pete Rossin, formerly of 64-3 Iron Lady, now awaiting delivery 78-3. Pete is checking out the circuit breaker logic.
Looking forward now at the TV cabinet with its doors closed.
There are two observation modes. Doors open, as shown above, will probably be the most used.
TV raised will be the favored position when there are a bunch of folks watching at anchor.
Two air conditioner evaporators and a heater installed. Note the insulation on the refrigerant lines.
Damage control pump and every day bilge pump plumbing.
Battery container, one of two, in a tank sump. This will hold six 1500 amp hour cells.
We ‘ll try to keep up a little better in the new year!