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Date Posted: - Thursday - 09/22/16 - 11:52am
Author: Greg Gisler
Subject: Bobstay fitting

I have my toe rails and bowsprit off of my M31 #121 to be remade (along with the bobstay) and was looking at the bobstay fitting (at the waterline) and it is in need of replacing while everything is off. Does anyone know where I can find a new fitting?


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[> Bobstay fitting -- Doug Wilson, - Thursday - 09/22/16 - 9:12pm

I had a new one fabricated in Guaymas,Mexico.
About $40. US.
Should be easy to have a new one made at any shop that does stainless. Make it heavier than the original

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[> [> Bobstay Tang -- Gitano, - Thursday - 10/13/16 - 3:47pm

I had one fabricated out of 316 Stainless here is Sausalito.
I used Marin Metal Works to cut the pieces and to weld the stainless. They use a water jet cutter, which is better than mechanical or torch cutting because it does not work harden the metal. I moved mine up a few inches so that it was out of the water when at rest at the marina. I can take photos if you are interested.

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[> replace the eyebolt -- Ardi M31 Taygeta # 98, - Thursday - 09/22/16 - 9:18pm

Most important would be the bolt because you can't see what is going on inside there. 1/2" x 6". If you can't find eyebolt no problem, can be a regular hex head. The hole there is for better mooring instead from a line though bowsprit. You can manifacture the rest , which mean you need to find a welder for stainlessteel. No big deal. Any rigging company can make you the wirerope with fittings and turnbucle , though an old sailer told me that would be better if it is chain instead of wire because you can climb from it if you forget to drop the ladder or fall accidentaly. The video shows some of the pieces . Good luck, Ardi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J0R9ZPUNqc

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[> [> I made it in Annapolis -- ardi m31 Taygeta, - Thursday - 09/22/16 - 9:28pm

The bobstay cost me about 100 dollars ( wire, ends and turnbucle ) . "Annapolis rigging" or "Chesapeake rigging" if I remember right. Just like Doug says, I did it next size bigger. It is better so.

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[> Bobstay fitting -- Doug Wilson, - Thursday - 09/22/16 - 9:43pm

I was refering to the bobstay tang at the waterline.
New bolts as well.

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