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  • Chip says: I happen to live in Key West and was able to see Cochise recently when she was tied up at the city docks....
  • Steve Dashew says: We keep trying, Gene: Keep your fingers crossed. We are headed N on Saturday and might get...
  • Gene says: I just LOVE these videos of the boats in actual use. Not just the rough weather ones (tho they are fun)....
  • Steve Dashew says: Soon, catching up in the next few days.
  • Steve Dashew says: From Fort Lauderdale we are heading toward Beaufort, NC.
  • Harry Privette says: Mr. Dashew, Just got a note from my close friend, Dave Wyman, telling me of your arrival in Key...
  • Shannon says: Wonderful pictures. Coming up Florida’s west coast or continuing your prep northward where...
  • Gene says: Any updates soon on 782 and/or 701?
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Dave: We need more like 27 feet to clear antennae, or we could rotate them down. But even with...
  • Dave Kolody says: In addition to the Seaway, Cochise could probably do the Trent Severn canal. Tight quarters, but...
  • M Martin says: I don’t know, we do run 500 – 1000′ ore freighters around up here. :-)
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Bill: Not sure we have the nerve to venture into Latuya given the fact that its history is the...
  • Steve Dunbar says: Interesting times up North. http://www.nationalpost.com/m/ wp/news/world/blog.html?b=n...
  • bill henry says: from Maine continue N for E to W transfers of NW Passage!? Sue and I will put you up in Anacortes...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Marvin: The Great Lakes would make an interesting cruise at some point, but probably better...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Jono: The “data” on all these devices is highly suspect, at least that is what we...
  • Daniel Genest says: The tall ships are coming to Québec city, that could be fun, the St Laurence river, the Saguenay...
  • Alex Scott says: The ergonomics of that lantern might be ok, but if you try to lift one by the handle you’ll...
  • Jono Frankfort says: Steve, Just out of curiosity, is there any information regarding lumen output? How is the beam...
  • Jono Frankfort says: The most important decision to make is Decision Date. The hardest decision to make is ALWAYS...
  • M Martin says: Have you ever considered the Great Lakes? M__
  • Steve Dashew says: That’s a shot in the right direction.
  • Alen Doganac says: Hi Steve! At market exist a lot of bright and good price flashlights, but Exposure Lights from UK...
  • CJ says: If it were my boat….. Patagonia, Falklands, South Georgia, South Shetlands, Antarctic Peninsula. Let...
  • Scott Paulson says: That’s my kind of conundrum!I was in Ft. Lauderdale last week and had the very pleasurable...
  • Gene says: I believe the idiom you are looking for is, “an embarrassment of riches”. Cochise is like a...
  • Steve B says: Nice problem. The payoff for all the hard work.
  • Bob N says: Decisions, decisions. This is me feeling sorry for you. Would you like to see it again?
  • PJ says: Where I come from that’s called rubbing it in:) Nonetheless, point taken, life is short and often beset with...
  • Richard Boote says: How about… Greenland and across to the UK.. Scotland, then down the East Coast to Lands...
  • Shannon(TheShaz) says: Of all the problems to have, this is a good problem. Flip a coin, darts and a wall map…...
  • Michael T Jones says: Actually, if you care about ergonomics, the best answer starts with a 19 degree angle...
  • Steve Dashew says: Thanks Danny: A couple of photos and parts numbers would be great when you have time.
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Aaron: The 3M ceramic films we have used in the past are a heat barrier, and so the glass...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Gene: No, we were aware of the signal attenuation beforehand, and think that the EIR film...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Gene: Last time we checked was a year ago.
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Anthony: Good eye to catch that. Those are bags of saltwater we are using for transverse trim...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Marco: Window structure is a long discussion. For now, the side windows on the FPB 78s are two...
  • Gene says: I have often wondered why they don’t simply rotate the handle 90 degrees on items like this. If you...
  • marco says: Hi, further to the glazing used on the FPB’s, was the use of double glazing considered? With double...
  • Anthony says: Hey Steve, are you trying out a new set of “flopped stoppers”? These seem more like a...
  • Gene says: I forgot to ask. Have you researched the electrically tintable (sp?) window coverings? You can go from...
  • Gene says: Might just be the picture, (or my aging eyes) but the difference on that internal shot looking out hardly...
  • Aaron says: Would you mind discussing why you chose to go with the silver based film, as opposed to, for example, the...
  • Danny Blake says: RS component with a 6mm spigot on it add a 6mm tube looped in a spiral and filled with castor oil...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Gene: We will eventually get photos of 782.
  • Steve Dashew says: Thanks Danny: Great idea. Details on the vacuume switch?
  • Steve Dashew says: Yes PJ, shades are installed. We will do a photo or two next week.
  • Steve Dashew says: We do use hull cooling for hydraulic oil, and often for fridge and HVAC applications. But keel...
  • Robert Doyle says: Hi Steve Why not using a keel cooler and eliminate all clogging issue of any kind, marine weed or...
  • PJ says: I have yet to see a picture of the Great Room with the shades down, are they installed?
  • Danny Blake says: Hi Steve I fitted a vacuum switch drilled and tapped into the strainer, this then sets off a light...
  • Cliff R. says: Our music ministry at church started using two of these tablets a few weeks ago. The cost savings from...
  • Trevor says: If you guys want to catch some good tennis the Miami Open is underway.
  • Gene says: I was not knocking Wind Horse–more of a commentary on how much FPB’s have evolved and how well...
  • Rico says: I came across this link and thought I would share it here as it ties into your black swan theory....
  • Steve Dashew says: Hello Howard: So far, we are not mounting them. Just setting them on the nav desk surface....
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Michael: We have not found a system that passes muster with the surveyors and that remains...
  • Steve Dashew says: Geno: Wind Horse had four of the panels that could be rotated and angled.
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Justin: Our experience is that if you have a clear inspection plate on the top of the inlet...
  • Gene says: All of the solar capacity designed into Cochise, (and FPB’s in general) is–for me at...
  • Michael T Jones says: Would be nice to have direct inspection. http://www.usplastic.com/ca...
  • Justin Catterall says: Surely the lights in the engine room are not on constantly, and this water is not stationery...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hello PJ: The fabric used to wrap the mullions is actually a shade darker than either the...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Michael: The CPVC tubing we use we have only seen in grey. However, clear allows in light, and...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Kevin: Both our Matrix deck and great room uses of the big Samsung tablet are covered in areas...
  • Kevin says: At less than 400 NITS this has less brightness than my cell phone – which is impossible to see in...
  • Michael T Jones says: Are there clear versions of this tubing? That would be helpful.
  • PJ says: A classic design ‘mistake’ are white window mullions. They fight outside ambience, box you in,...
  • Howard says: How are you supporting/mounting these underway?
  • Richard Boote says: Now THIS is Beautiful! The Design just fits with all the Colours and Textures. It will be warm in...
  • Gene says: As a designer myself–and married to an interior designer no less–I think she has done an...
  • Douwe Gorter says: Interesting article! Since you asked for comments on experience with integrated instruments, here...
  • Steve Dashew says: Interesting link Matt: Thanks.
  • Matt L says: Interesting article that confirms to importance of the FPB concept: Massive rogue waves aren’t as...
  • Steve Dashew says: Actually Gene, we were well aware of Peter Hayden’s issues, discussed them with Simrad, and...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Eric: Based on what wee know so far I would choose the best in class and not worry about...
  • sverre koxvold says: Delicious comments. When I was sailing around the North Sea/Norwegian Ocean, instrumentation was...
  • Eric Bradley says: I was close to pulling the trigger on a navigation package nearly identical to what you have on...
  • Gene says: Yet another example of the “walled garden” approach under performing a standardized open...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Paul: See detailed answer to Mark Heeley. They are available, but personally we find them...
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Kevin: We always have zincs.
  • Steve Dashew says: PJ-coatings vary with use of the boat. We will have more on this later.
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Mark: Hull windows have their place on flush deck sailboats where we first used them in 1983....
  • mark heeley says: Hull windows on #02. Not a typical Dashew design feature.
  • PJ says: Painted below the water line….what is the coating?
  • mark heeley says: Congratulations to both FPB and Jeff. At last FPB has the calibre of salesman it deserves....
  • Kevin says: I don’t recall seeing zincs amid ship before. Are these new?
  • Paul says: I see that the new model has portholes is this now standard or a request by the owner?
  • Andy says: “Everybody usually buys a Furuno as their second radar.” – old seaman
  • Steve Dashew says: Hello Mike: Yes, power lines come down with each launch.
  • Steve Dashew says: Hi Shannon: Systems are essentially the same. Electronics are different, however.
  • Shaz says: Wow. And I thought towing our Catalina 27 to the lake was an ordeal. Beautiful yacht. May many trouble...
  • Shannon(TheShaz) says: You mean if I get one I can’t tow it with my Chevy? . You can see a guy in a cherry...
  • Mike says: Do they have to drop powerlines every time they launch a boat?
  • Tom Smeaton says: Thank you Steve and also a big thank you to Kurt. A lot of food for thought
  • Gene says: Just looking at the pictures made my heart race a bit…so I can’t imagine how excited the...
  • Steve Dashew says: The sterns are roughly aligned, PJ: But when the ground tackle and above decks structure are added...
  • Gene says: Well there is something you hardly see these days…an honest review, warts and all. Thanks Steve. I...
  • Kurt says: As a cross-reference for the issues you’ve been having: http://www.mvtanglewood.com...