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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 09/16/08 - 12:37pm
Author: Gitano
Subject: Laminated Bowsprit
In reply to: David R. Barrow 's message, "M36#10 bow sprit catastrophy" on - Monday - 09/15/08 - 8:40am

Hi David. I dismasted earlier this summer, and while making repairs for that discovered that my bowsprit was delaminated, and had rotted wood on the underside On the M31, the sprit was resting flush on the foredeck. I had a new sprit fabricated from solid Doug. Fir, and am raising the sprit up 1/2" so that it does not rest on the deck anymore. Does the M40 sprit also rest on the deck? If so , I would recommend that it be raised up slightly when you replace it.

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[> [> Raising Bowsprit -- SteveB, - Tuesday - 09/16/08 - 1:19pm

I'm in the process of reconditioning my bowsprit on my M31, it's been removed, sanded and I am ready to varnish and fasten soon. Gitano brings up an interesting point. Although my bowsprit hasn't shown any signs of rot underneath, I may consider elevating it a bit. One concern though; Doesn't elevating it put additional stress on the Samson Posts when tip of the sprit is under tension from the forestay?

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[> [> [> No Strain -- gitano, - Tuesday - 09/16/08 - 3:23pm

No. not really - its only 1/4" or so higher, just enough to get it off the deck. I put a block below the end of the sprit directly between two samson posts. I also installed blocking at the prow and midway section (where the deck through bolt is located.

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[> [> [> [> it is raised on the 36 -- David Barrow, - Tuesday - 09/16/08 - 4:35pm

It is raised at the samson post and again where its attached at the foremost of the deck but only slightly. thanks folks.

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