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Steve and Linda write a regular column for SetSailors from wherever they happen to be. Join in as they cruise the world and discuss topics of interest to sailors everywhere. Here you’ll find their articles dating from 1996 to the present.

FPB 78: More On Systems

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Reliable air conditioning, fridge operation, and water maker output depend on a clean flow of salt water. Trapping air in the plumbing, which leads to loss of flow, is a common problem due to suboptimal layout. This is the way it should be done. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (June 23, 2015)    |    Comments (9)

FPB 78 Systems Update: June 15, 2015

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Some of the hardest details to get right are alternator brackets. It is a question of drive belt, alignment, and structure. And these 7kW DC alternators – which can consume as much as 20 HP – are the most difficult of all. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (June 15, 2015)    |    Comments (15)

Camera Test: Are The Sony Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras Good Enough For Serious Cruising Photography?

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We are starting to think about personal gear, art, tools, and spares for FPB 78-1. High on this list is camera gear. We thought you might enjoy seeing the results of a recent test. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (June 14, 2015)    |    Comments (4)

Why FPB? The Concept Explained…


We’ve been chasing the holy grail of the perfect cruising yacht for 40 years. The Deerfoot, Sundeer and Beowulf series are considered the premiere sailing yachts on which to circumnavigate. The FPB fleet is judged by the most experienced owners and journalists to be the best ocean-crossing motor yachts today. To find out why, read on:

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Posted by admin  (June 4, 2015)    |    Comments (4)

FPB 97-1 A Few Details

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We have been limited in sharing details of the FPB 97-1. In this post we will give you a quick overview of a few of the more interesting design and construction aspects. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 18, 2015)    |    Comments (16)

The Wicked One Revealed – The FPB 97 Shows Her Stuff


A fresh breeze, smooth 12.5 to 13 knots, perfect light, and world class photographer Ivor Wilkins. Not much more you could ask for.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 11, 2015)    |    Comments (16)

Wave Piercing – The Secret To Ocean Crossing Comfort and Speed



We learned a long time ago that the key to happy cruising is a smooth ride uphill. Careful weather routing and a good turn of speed reduces your exposure, but those inevitable rough upwind passages are what people remember Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 8, 2015)    |    Comments (4)

Mega Drone Photos, FPB 97 Details, And Other News From Recent Trip To New Zealand

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We have just returned from New Zealand and there is lots to share about the FPB world. We’ll start with Todd Rickard using an iPhone app for photography during additional trials aboard FPB 97-1. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 7, 2015)    |    Comments (5)

Keep On Racking Up Those Sea Miles – posted by Sarah


Occasionally we hear from some of our Sundeer and Deerfoot owners. They let us know about cruising plans, meeting up with other Dashew designs, and racking up those ocean miles. Russ and Gwen Hobbs, who own Sundeer 60 A Train (pictured above anchored next to Sundeer 64 Touche M’Dear) recently wrote in to give us the scoop. Read the rest »

Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (April 30, 2015)    |    Comments (0)

FPB 97 Performance Prediction Contest: And The Winner Is…


With the publishing of the first batch of performance data from FPB 97-1 it is time to declare a winner in the prediction contest. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 28, 2015)    |    Comments (2)

Cruising Off The Beaten Path – A Rocky Start

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While awaiting the splash of our new FPB, we have acquired an enhanced photographic tool: a Toyota 4-Runner. To get a head start on the learning curve of what this beast is capable of and what we should avoid, we turned to off-road aficionados Mary and Scott Flanders. The Flanders are compulsive photographers, who circumnavigated aboard their Nordhavn 46, Egret. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 16, 2015)    |    Comments (9)

FPB 78 – Get Your Dancing Shoes Ready, And Other Updates

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Having previously entertained you with photos of the great room sole, we thought its support and isolation would be of interest, along with a few other tidbits. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 3, 2015)    |    Comments (12)

FPB 78 Update – We’ve Got Sole, Baby

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It’s Friday, March Madness is upon us, and it is obvious that the FPB 78-1 has sole, and lots of it. This first photo is from the aft end of the galley looking forward. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 27, 2015)    |    Comments (11)

Ultimate Flashlight – Light Up Your Life

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We are into flashlights, and those available today are simply amazing in what they can do using LED technology. This post is about three of the best we have found. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (February 23, 2015)    |    Comments (15)

Why FPB? Owners and Editors Talk…


In case you don’t have an FPB anchored nearby, we’ve included below some brief comments from several of our owners, as well as a couple of hard-nosed magazine editors. We’ll start with Bill Parlatore, the individual many credit with the start and nurturing of the ocean cruising powerboat industry. Read the rest »

Posted by admin  (January 17, 2015)    |    Comments (8)

From The Ground Up – Posted By Sarah


When you enter the shop floor and stand looking up at 78-1′s enormous bow, you really start to get a sense for the size and scope of the newest FPB model. It’s hard not to have a big smile on your face. (Pictured above left to right are: Ryan Wynott, Sarah Dashew, Todd Rickard and Mark Fritzer.) Read the rest »

Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (January 9, 2015)    |    Comments (0)

FPB 97-1 Iceberg: A Day Of Tests – Posted By Sarah


Tuesday morning finds us wending our way out to open water on Iceberg. A battery of tests are in store: everything from engine load and fuel burn, to optimizing stabilizer settings, checking roll periods, loading alternators, and pretty much anything you can think of in between. Read the rest »

Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (January 7, 2015)    |    Comments (2)

Kicking Off 2015 With A Trip Down Under – Posted By Sarah


Summer is kicking into high gear down in Whangarei, New Zealand, and FPB 97-1′s solar panels are humming along (though a seagull does create a little shadow). Todd, Mark Fritzer and I have flown down to do some work with the Circa Team and catch up on our “flat white” addictions… Read the rest »

Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (January 4, 2015)    |    Comments (2)

Resolution For The New Year – Don’t Wait, Do It Now

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Waiting is never easy, and when it is for the next big thing in your life – in our case what we think is our ultimate cruising machine – it is even harder.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 30, 2014)    |    Comments (11)

FPB Yachts 2015 Calendar Now Available

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Thanks to the generosity of our family of FPB owners who, once again, freely provided many of the featured pictures, we are happy to offer you this 13-month (January-January) wall calendar. Read the rest »

Posted by admin  (December 29, 2014)    |    Comments (0)

FPB 97-1: First Sea Trial Video


Here is a very short video of FPB 97-1 on her third day of sea trials. Read the rest »

Posted by admin  (December 10, 2014)    |    Comments (14)

FPB 97-1 Sea Trials Day 2: A Wicked Wake

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You are looking at what drives the FPB team, what our client (and we) have been waiting to see after 2.5 years of intense effort. A lovely clean flow release off the stern with minimal magnitude indicating a highly efficient cruising machine (this at 13.1 knots GPS averaged in two directions). A wicked wake indeed. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 25, 2014)    |    Comments (7)

FPB 97-1 Sea Trials Day 1

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It is a perfect day for the first sea trial with FPB 97-1. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 24, 2014)    |    Comments (11)

FPB 97 Performance – What Is Your Guess?

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We will shortly begin a wicked set of sea trials with FPB 97-1. Along with the usual wringing out of the boat before handover, one of the objectives is to gather a data set with which to refine our velocity prediction algorithms. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 22, 2014)    |    Comments (19)

Extreme Weather Tactics Article In Berthon’s Magazine


Steve has an interesting article on extreme weather tactics in the most recent edition of UK-based Berthon’s Lifestyle Magazine. They were kind enough to allow us to embed a pdf of the article here for SetSailors to peruse. Read the rest »

Posted by admin  (October 17, 2014)    |    Comments (0)

Sony Alpha 7 Camera Series – Further Evaluation


With the day-to-day pressure on the FPB 78 Series winding down we’ve had time to do some more camera testing. The goal is maximum quality for minimum hassle, with a high degree of portability.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (September 22, 2014)    |    Comments (4)

An FPB 64, A Party, And Some Old Stones: Report From England – Posted By Sarah


Todd and I have just returned stateside after a trek east to England, where we celebrated FPB 64 Grey Wolf‘s demi-circumnavigation with press, pubs, and parties. Read the rest »

Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (August 25, 2014)    |    Comments (2)

Hard Core Weather Watchers Alert -Bertha Is Going to Rock

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Hurricane Bertha has gotten a little press so far, but her evolution to extra-tropical structure indicates big things may be in store for the UK and parts of Europe.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 7, 2014)    |    Comments (3)

Sony Alpha 7 – A Revolution in Camera Gear

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We’ve been dragging around 40 pound backpacks of full frame Canon professional camera gear since the ark. It was the way we knew to get the results. Now there is a better answer. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 3, 2014)    |    Comments (8)

Power Boat Storm Tactics – Running With The Waves

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When you design a yacht to deal with heavy weather, the process is made difficult by a lack of real world experience in truly dangerous conditions. But occasionally events transpire from which you can learn something. One of those is depicted above in the photo sent in by Peter Watson, the owner of FPB 64-6 Grey Wolf. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (July 11, 2014)    |    Comments (13)

FPB 78 Exterior Updated July 20 – 2014

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With the design and engineering cycle for the FPB 78 Series nearing completion – it has been two years and over 16,000 man hours since we started this process -

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (July 4, 2014)    |    Comments (20)

Rockin’ The House

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In case you missed Sarah’s Broadway debut at 54 Below last week, we thought a few photos were in order. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (June 27, 2014)    |    Comments (2)

FPB 64-6 Grey Wolf Is At Anchor Havlet Bay, Guernsey, Channel Islands


Having traveled halfway around the world in three months, Peter Watson and crew have brought FPB 64-6 Grey Wolf to anchor in the Channel Islands.

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Posted by admin  (June 23, 2014)    |    Comments (4)

FPB 78 Series Construction Update June 20, 2014

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The first of the FPB 78 series now has all of its bottom plate in place, a major milestone.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (June 20, 2014)    |    Comments (0)

FPB Systems Log – Maintenance on a Voyage Halfway Around the World


With the FPB 64 Grey Wolf covering an average of a thousand or more nautical miles per week on her voyage home, we have in effect an accelerated maintenance test to observe. Experienced cruisers and marine professionals will be surprised by the data accumulated since her departure from New Zealand the last week of March. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (June 12, 2014)    |    Comments (10)

Sarah’s EP / Shows in New York

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Life on the water is such a perfect metaphor for the uncertain adventure of opening ourselves up to what we yearn for…We have to navigate carefully, watch the changing weather patterns, think about where and how we want to go, and then, ultimately, at some point a few will untie themselves and sail off into the great unknown horizon. Read the rest »

Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (May 27, 2014)    |    Comments (6)

FPB Passage Notes – It Is Ocean Crossing Time

Passaging season is upon us and the FPB fleet is on the move. While FPB 64-6 Grey Wolf nears the end of a quick 4000 NM hop, FPB 64-3 Iron Lady is on her way from Hawaii to British Columbia. The majority of the rest of the FPB feet is getting ready for or have recently completed their offshore passages.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 17, 2014)    |    Comments (0)

FPB Construction Update: FPB 78 Taking Shape while FPB 64-10 and FPB 97-1 Draw Closer To Launch

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FPB 78-1 is now framed, deck plating is on, and hull plating begins soon. Which is good because we are depressed with this enforced stay on land.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 14, 2014)    |    Comments (4)

The Most Difficult of All Yachting Passages – 4000NM Eastbound From The Marquesas to Panama


Of all the passages you could dream up, the most difficult is the 4000NM eastbound run from the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia to Panama. Panama lies dead upwind, with a westerly setting current to make it more interesting. Read on to find out how FPB 64-6 Grey Wolf, Peter Watson, and crew have set out to do something no motor yacht has ever done.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 5, 2014)    |    Comments (3)

Cruising in the Olden Days – Crossing the Indian Ocean – The Easy Part

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The southern part of the Indian Ocean is one of the few places we have found where the trades blow as advertised… and then some. Here Intermezzo is departing Christmas Island for Cocos Keeling at the start of a long haul across this boisterous bit of ocean. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 27, 2014)    |    Comments (3)

Chasing A Stabilizer Problem Far From Home – A Primer On Teamwork


Last week we worked with Peter Watson aboard the FPB 64 Grey Wolf to resolve a stabilizer system issue. We thought the communications regarding this might be of interest since these things do occasionally occur – typically somewhere far from home base.
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Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 18, 2014)    |    Comments (2)

Is It Better In The Tropics Or High Latitudes?

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We are torn between a love for the tropics and the adrenaline that comes as you venture closer to the poles.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 15, 2014)    |    Comments (3)

Weather Forecasts And Routing In The Real World: Good But Not Perfect

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We are looking at a barometric pressure trace from the FPB 64 Grey Wolf. This occurred at the edge of the tropics South of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. As you close with the equator slight pressure gradients create big winds. A change of as little as two mb can indicate the onset of a hurricane. The weather models – all the majors – missed this event.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 11, 2014)    |    Comments (0)

Hobie Alter – Surfer Dude, Marketing Whiz, Savvy Businessman, and All Around Good Guy – Gone at 80.

We’ve just learned that Hobie Alter has caught the ultimate wave, and left his earthly friends and family behind. We were friends, competitors, and collaborators with this remarkable man, and thought a few anecdotes might be in order.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 5, 2014)    |    Comments (2)

FPB 78-1 The Dream Machine Is Taking Shape

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After all those thousands of design and engineering hours, innumerable three dimensional images, and years of noodling on this ltest FPB series design, you would think we’d be tired of it. But these photos represent the high point in terms of buzz factor, and it won’t be equaled again until we see this latest FPB sitting on her lines, afloat in the waters of  New Zealand. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 3, 2014)    |    Comments (15)

Weather Forecasting, Storm Tactics & Successful Cruising – Plus An Offer You Can’t Refuse


If you are looking for a magic elixir to successful cruising, it will not be found in the marine hardware catalogs or boat shows. It will not come with state of the art electronics, or a different boat. It is much simpler than that. Of all the things you can do to enhance your cruising experience and safety, having a basic understanding of on board weather forecasting is the most important. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 31, 2014)    |    Comments (73)

Get Ready To Rock-Making the Weather Work For Grey Wolf

It is cyclone season in the South Pacific, the weather is unstable, and Grey Wolf may win the weather lottery. The recent spate of tropical storms is creating the possibility of a very quick, relatively easy trip. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 22, 2014)    |    Comments (0)

Spring Is In The Air

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Spring is in the air and our southwestern backyard is filled with color, love songs, nest building, and competition for the attention of the fairer sex. It is the one time of year when we’d rather be ashore than afloat. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 17, 2014)    |    Comments (6)

A Most Difficult Ocean Passage Coming Up – Playing The Weather Odds In Hurricane Season

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The passage between New Zealand and French Polynesia is one of the more difficult ocean crossing endeavors. At 2200 miles along the great circle route, it can often be as long as 2600 or more nautical miles depending on weather routing. John and Amanda Neal bill this as a heavy weather passage in their sail training business, and for good reason. FPB 64-6 Grey Wolf is on standby, waiting for a weather scenario that offers decent odds. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 14, 2014)    |    Comments (9)

Beowulf IV and the Early C-Cat Foil Development

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It is a gray, overcast, depressing afternoon – something for which residence in the US Southwest does not prepare its citizens. Since we have received a request for info on Beowulf IV from a journalist doing a book for the next “Little America’s Cup”, the scanner has been warmed up and we thought we’d share something different.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 10, 2014)    |    Comments (2)

Leaping Into The Future – FPB Progress In The Antipodes

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Here in Arizona we’re excited, having received our weekly update of photos from New Zealand. Seeing progress starting to accelerate on the first of three FPB 78s now scheduled, we are leaping for joy. The assembly floor has been laid out, and the tank modules are being dropped into place.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 7, 2014)    |    Comments (2)

Deerfoot ll – Time To Part With A Member Of The Family

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Deerfoot II, a longtime member of our family, is ready for a new home. She was launched in 1985 in Denmark, sailed across the Atlantic, via the West Indies, and Panama, to Marina del Rey, where she has been based for these many years.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 4, 2014)    |    Comments (0)

Cruising In The Olden Days – A Marquesan Tale

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We’ve been talking for years about going through our boxes of photos and slides and scanning them before they disintegrate. Well, the process has started and we are having so much fun remembering that we thought we might share a few stories with SetSailors, starting with this crowded cockpit on our 50 foot yawl, Intermezzo, in early 1977.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (February 26, 2014)    |    Comments (1)

Speed, Sex, Rules, & Dinghies: Size Does Matter

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We want to talk about a subject often avoided: Size. It is important for comfort, for aesthetics, and for speed. This has been much on our mind of late as we reach the “hard point” in the build cycle for the FPB 78, after which changes are not allowed. If you study the renderings in this post you will note the Dream Machine has a different look.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (January 31, 2014)    |    Comments (25)

FPB 78: Crew Quarters, The Laundry Room, And A Hallway

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We have had a ton of feedback on the subject of crew quarters – both via SetSail and e-mail – and we’ve worked up what we think is as close to crew Nirvana as one can get on a small yacht. The process has also lead to several other enhancements in the FPB 78 layout. Our own thoughts have come full circle and we will tell you our decision for FPB 78-1 at the end of the post.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (January 24, 2014)    |    Comments (6)

Report From Ground Zero

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We are just back from a week at ground zero in the FPB world. We had the chance to take a couple of boat rides, hang out with three owners who are presently moored in the town basin, and review hundreds of details with Kelly, Todd, and the Circa team. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (January 22, 2014)    |    Comments (12)

FPB Construction Update As Of December 18,2013

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The parts pile grows larger for the first FPB 78.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (January 3, 2014)    |    Comments (10)

Catamaran History – Early Days Updated

Catamaran History So Cal 58 71 2In the process of cleaning up the office, a few more photos from the early days of the multihull history on the West Coast have come to light.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 31, 2013)    |    Comments (5)

Happy Holidays From The Crew At SetSail

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Sue Henry just sent us this marvelous photo of FPB 64-2 Sarah Sarah anchored out on the longest night of the year. As big a thrill as this must be for Bill and Sue,

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 21, 2013)    |    Comments (4)

Crew Quarters – What Is The Best Layout – A Call For Input

We are in the process of designing crew quarters for our FPB 78. With no experience cruising and/or living with crew, we are working in a theoretical world rather than reality. If you are a professional crew, or an owner who has lived with crew, we’d love to hear from you. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 10, 2013)    |    Comments (11)

Ultimate Dinghy Revisited: Is a Big RIB The Answer?

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We have been rethinking the ultimate dinghy concept and are looking at a big custom designed RIB for our new FPB 78. Not having experience with properly designed deep V RIBS, we have a few questions and are hopeful the SetSail community can provide real world answers.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 24, 2013)    |    Comments (33)

Steering Clear of Trouble – Tradeoffs in Rudder and Skeg Design

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Skeg, rudder and canoe body integration play a large part in comfort on passage, heavy weather tactics, maneuvering in port, propulsion efficiency, and tolerance for operator error.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 15, 2013)    |    Comments (12)

Speed Freaks – A Partial Antidote

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 8, 2013)    |    Comments (4)

Sometimes The Best Cruising Is Close To Home

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 Over the years we have learned that often mundane destinations close to home offer unexpected cruising rewards.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 5, 2013)    |    Comments (4)

Rudder Angle Geometry

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Rudder control steering geometry is one of those things which looks simple, but is actually quite difficult to get right. Loads can be high, space tight, and when you are shooting for maximum rudder deflection, it can be a challenge.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (October 31, 2013)    |    Comments (9)

Best Window Coverings – What Is Your Experience?

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Window coverings will play a more important role in the new FPB 78, given our goal of staying cool at anchor a majority of the time without a genset. This post is about the factors affecting the window covering decision, after which we’d love to have suggestions from SetSailors.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (October 18, 2013)    |    Comments (26)

Time To Invoke The Devil Devil Stick – Posted by Sarah

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With the America’s Cup coming down to a final winner-take-all tomorrow, we are bringing out the big guns, er, stick… Read the rest »

Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (September 24, 2013)    |    Comments (10)

The Most Spectacular America’s Cup…Ever

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This is the most competitive, compelling, and fastest America’s Cup ever. And if you have not been watching you are missing the spectacle of a lifetime.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (September 20, 2013)    |    Comments (6)

America’s Cup – Finally – Unlike Anything You Have Ever Seen Before!

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Tomorrow, Saturday September 7, marks the start of an amazing spectacle that you don’t want to miss. Whether on network TV or YouTube, we will be treated to heated competition between “yachts” traveling at 25 to 50 knots, with no love lost between the teams.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (September 6, 2013)    |    Comments (0)

Crossing The North Pacific Hurricane Belt – The Tradeoffs

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Crossing oceans often leads to compromise between weather, risk, comfort, and what might or mightn’t occur. An example of this was recently faced by the crew of FPB 64-3 Iron Lady. In this post we will look at issues involved, including hurricane avoidance tactics.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 27, 2013)    |    Comments (0)

Progress On All Fronts In New Zealand – And Getting Comfortable in the Wicked Great Room

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Although the furniture represents a small part of the total weight of the boat, we want it to be as light as practical, as you see here with the carcass for the FPB 97 great room settee. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 20, 2013)    |    Comments (0)

America’s Cup Challenger Finals – Clearing the Fog, Or: What To Watch

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The 2013 America’s Cup challenger finals begin Saturday. Here are a couple of things to watch in what is sure to be the most exciting sailing any of us have ever witnessed.

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 16, 2013)    |    Comments (2)

The Big Picture – Posted by Todd

todd_house_viewI was inspired by the view in Seattle yesterday morning, just before I left for Los Angeles to meet up with the rest of the SetSail crew for a fun, smog-filled weekend. Read the rest »

Posted by Todd Rickard  (August 16, 2013)    |    Comments (0)

FPB 78 – Plating Thickness, Factors of Safety & Emotional Comfort

FPB-78-1-Lloyds-Special-Craft-Rule-examples-1We hate to waste displacement on sloppy interior construction, poorly thought out systems, or excess structure up high, where it does nothing to help us. But from the deck edge down we want all the impact resistance and factors of safety we can get. Read the rest »

Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 9, 2013)    |    Comments (10)

FPB Cruising Plans – Out There Doing It

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Our thought has always been that the best indicator of success in the marine business is not units sold, or boat show pizzazz, but rather how your boats are being used. Are they sitting in marinas or out there racking up the miles, treating their owners to the world of new experiences that lay beyond the horizon?

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 5, 2013)    |    Comments (5)