Posted by: Carol | March 29, 2010


Open House weekend has ended and all the other owners and prospective owners have exited the scene with one exception due to arrive in a couple of days. Circa’s work crew is still busy aboard fine tuning the systems and details. I spent yesterday afternoon at the Plastic Box store checking out the myriad of choices available to help organize the cupboards and cabinets. The weather so far has been pleasant early fall’ish, with sun and clouds and a breeze – sometimes sweater weather, sometimes not. Yesterday turned more gloomy with gustier winds and some showers in the forecast for a few days. Daylight savings kicks in next Easter weekend.

I have not needed to use my camera. Steve Dashew is such a prolific photographer as he records every detail of the FPB 64 for his own website and documentation – I just snag my favorites and add them to the mix. I planned to load these into a convenient slideshow, but my Zenfolio website is giving me trouble this morning so this is the temporary fix.

AVATAR at anchor in Whangarei Harbor, posing for her first portraits.

Rod, Mike and I on our way out to AVATAR for the open house in our new 13′ powerhouse of a dinghy.

Mike and I enjoying a ride on the flying bridge. The signage is the back of Rod’s t-shirt.

Mike testing out the nav station and chair.

Mike testing out the seating area in the master cabin, comparing notes with the owner of upcoming Hull #2.

And Mike doing some computer work on the great room’s dining table. The table has a vinyl cover to protect the finish from excess wear…it is so beautifully finished that I think we will be afraid to pull the cover off except for special occasions – see next photos for the table in all its glory.

Dining table, high gloss finish!

Socializing in the great room.

Q&A Session at Circa Marine for present and prospective owners.

Getting acquainted over dinner at Amici’s Restaurant in Whangarei

Headed towards AVATAR for the final test ride of the open house weekend.

AVATAR in all her glory with Whangarei Heads in the background on a pretty New Zealand fall day!

Hello USA! I’m afraid AVATAR will never set foot (keel?) in Tucson.


  1. Beautiful. What fun you are going to have with her! I hope we get to see Avatar in person some day…

  2. The pictures keep getting better and better………..It is truly and lovely creation.
    Enjoy every minute.

  3. I could be envious, but we’re headed of to England tomorrow for a week of fun ourselves. Hope you have the time of your lives with Avatar.

  4. […] Avatar logs are here. Posted by Steve Dashew  (May 9, 2010) « Previous Post This entry was posted […]

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