The Circa team is hard at work on the initial stages of FPB 97-1 fabrication, and we are starting to receive some photos of the process.
The photo above shows the floors (frames) and tank top for a section of the hull. This sub assembly is upside down on the building jig.
The by now familiar framing of the bow on FPB 64-9. We love this view. The strength here, plus the collision bulkhead, not to mention the forepeak bulkhead also watertight a ways aft, makes us feel all warm and fuzzy.
Initial stages of the prop skeg on FPB 64-8, the hull of which is nearing completion.
And a handrail to make use of the forward house ladder a little easier.
Switching now to FPB 64-7, and a clear view of one half of the house battery bank. Note the tie down frame, to keep these in place should the unthinkable occur.
Completed furniture modules are being dropped into the great room.
And the engine room of this seventh FPB 64 is coming along.
FPB 64-6 is nearing completion, and shows off a slightly different flying bridge layout from her predecessors.
A sneak look at the new galley layout, with slightly smaller locker adjacent the entry landing (wet gear now being stored in a locker under the stairs to the flying bridge) allowing us to move the oven to this more user friendly location (no bending over required).
We’ll close with several photos of the latest Circa dinghy.