FPB 78-1 Underway Towards Fiji

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Breem Head is in our wake, and Cochise is running free, squared away towards the north.

We’ve got high pressure offering us southerly quadrant winds, our booms are out, and we are slipping along at 11 knots. Engines are turning 1550 RPM. A further round of propeller and exhaust refinements has Cochise a touch smoother and even quieter.

We are thrilled to finally be at sea, and looking forward to a bit of downwind play in the coming days. The breeze is forecast fair, but light. Seas in the six-to-ten foot range.


Posted by Steve Dashew  (August 30, 2016)




3 Responses to “FPB 78-1 Underway Towards Fiji”

  1. David Says:

    Are you trailing paravanes with the booms? If not, what purpose does it serve putting just booms out? In light seas are paravanes preferable to the stabilizers due to fuel consumption?


  2. PJ Says:

    We each have just so many days . . . it is wisdom to pursue that which brings us love.
    Blue skies and Bon Chance!


  3. Steve Dashew Says:

    No paravanes, David:
    The booms are out to increase polar moments and slow down roll period, which aids comfort.