Maine: It’s About The Light

Painters, photographers and yacht designers have been drawn to Maine for centuries. Between the light and varied subject matter, it can be a visual nirvana.

At some point, the subdued light and fog can become tiresome.

You just have to be patient. The fog will eventually clear..

We are not fans of long-winded slide shows that cannot be politely escaped. But since you can change what is on the computer screen when it pleases you, we will just add a few last images…

We’ll see you out there…

Posted by Steve Dashew  (September 17, 2018)

6 Responses to “Maine: It’s About The Light”

  1. Carl E. Says:

    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for the beautiful photo’s. The coast of Maine looks like a stunning place.

    With regard to your previous post, I forgot to ask what measure(s) the current generation of FPB’s employ to cope with loss of propulsion in heavy weather (i.e. drogues or sea anchors, and their necessary support hardware)?

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Howdy Carl:
    A long and involved topic. For loss of power each boat carries a parachute anchor. This is NOT considered a heavy weather device (see Surviving the Storm for lots more on this subject).While available we also supplied Gale Riders although short of a compromised steering system we cannot imagine its use. On Wind Horse we also carried a very long Jordan Series Drogue.

  3. James Masters Says:

    Thank you for these great pics — your pics are always so interesting.

    And, speaking of pics, is FPB 702 per your original design, or, has she been modified … as 701 was…?

    May we see some pics of 702 (70-2) … to see how she was done …??

  4. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi James:
    FPB 70-1 and 70-2 are near sisters.

  5. James Masters Says:

    Thanks, Steve,

    my apologies for not asking specifically-enough — is the solar-panel placement on the 70-2 per your original-design, or did 70-2 do what 70-1 did?

    does 70-2 look like your renderings, or does it look like 70-1 with all the panels on the matrix deck roof and no aft deck cover?

  6. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi James:
    The roof mounted solar array came about as a result of many factors, amongst were shading or lack thereof, vertical CG, and how the latter relates to the overall mass of the design. From what we have seen with Cochise, the FPB 70 solar arrays will do fine without adding panels. Additional panels can easily be added if wanted.