FPB Video: FPB 78-1 Cochise Experiments With Heaving-To in the Gulf Stream


FPB 78-1 Cochise is currently headed up to North Carolina for some boat projects. A few days ago, Steve and Linda sent in the following video…

Steve narrates as they experiment with slowing down, heaving-to, and other motion demos in short, steep seas.

Posted by admin  (April 25, 2017)

6 Responses to “FPB Video: FPB 78-1 Cochise Experiments With Heaving-To in the Gulf Stream”

  1. Corey Piatek Says:

    What are the exterior sail pieces on either side of the front windows for?

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Corey:
    Those are wind scoops.

  3. Jono Frankfort Says:

    Hi Steve,
    She certainly seems to handle like the dream she is. I am very happy for you and all others able to experience the FPB dream.
    Unrelated to video question: What is the curved vent/discharge tube protruding from the main deck just aft of the port mast step? Is there no worry of ingestion when the foredeck is awash/buried? I have noticed it in several postings, but never asked before now.

  4. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Jono:
    Not sure to what you refer. More details please.

  5. Joe Says:

    What are the clear plastic pieces in front of the windshield towards the very end of the video?

  6. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hello Joe:
    Those clear plastic triangles are meant to trap and accelerate air flow into the overhead vent grills.