FPB 78 Videos

These are a selection of videos about the FPB 78.

FPB Video: The Way

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A new video in which we reveal the secrets behind all those ocean-crossing miles…


Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (January 16, 2017)    |    Comments (0)

FPB 78 Video: Beating Against the Gulf Stream – Secrets of a Comfortable Ride Revealed

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In the pantheon of situations to avoid when cruising, northers in the Gulf Stream are up towards the top. The wind opposing current kicks up a nasty, short seaway, and the warm water mixing with the cool air from the north increases gusts. Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 3, 2016)    |    Comments (0)

FPB 78 Video: A Very Fine Panama Canal Transit

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Watch FPB 78-1 Cochise transit the Panama Canal, using a unique side thrusting technique to keep the fenders clean…

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Posted by Steve Dashew  (December 1, 2016)    |    Comments (13)

FPB 78 Video: Sunset and Moonrise at Sea

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The intrepid crew aboard Cochise sent in this lovely moment transitioning from sunset to moonrise while underway between Fiji and French Polynesia. Read the rest »


Posted by admin  (October 27, 2016)    |    Comments (6)

FPB 78 Video: Cochise Heaves-To And Stays Dry

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Cochise heaves-to FPB style during sea trials… Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 22, 2016)    |    Comments (2)

FPB 78 Video: Night Entrance to Whangaroa

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We’ve had a chance to use our new nav tools… Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 11, 2016)    |    Comments (0)

FPB 78 Video: Testing Fuel Burn for Passage Planning

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The following short video shows us testing FPB 78-1 Cochise in different rpm configurations. Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 10, 2016)    |    Comments (0)

FPB 78 Video: Quiet-As Cochise

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The already quiet FPB 78 is now almost silent in powerboat terms, with some exhaust system refinements. Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 5, 2016)    |    Comments (2)

FPB 78-1 Video: The Ultimate Surfboard? Watch and Find Out

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The video you are about to watch represents a seminal moment in the design arc of the FPB world. The last two minutes take place in some of the most difficult steering conditions we have ever seen in 40+ years of cruising, and are an extreme test for the design philosophy that is the foundation for this new generation of FPBs. Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (July 20, 2016)    |    Comments (20)

FPB 78-1 Sea Trial Video: Cochise Surfing Like A Pro

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Cochise had a chance to test surfing skills Sunday, down near Auckland… Read the rest »


Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (July 11, 2016)    |    Comments (6)

FPB 78-1 Sea Trials: Dinghy Launch – posted by Sarah

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I’ve arrived in wintery Whangarei to take part in sea trials with Cochise.  With guests on hand and a beautiful, cool day, we headed out in the bay to drop anchor and test the dinghy launch system.  Read the rest »


Posted by Sarah.Dashew  (June 30, 2016)    |    Comments (6)