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Monday, April 13, 2009

Rainy Day Sundays

What to do? Bow pulpit designs! Seems the more you start thinking about something, the more you want to change it. This design, based on the the "version 2" of the Westsail 42 bow pulpit design. Changes include accommodations for expected windlass and anchor setups. A PDF here, also listed on the sidebar. Just the lower frame is shown. Good news is no apparent leaks in the hull/deck joint finished last weekend,
From Building A Westsail42:Drawings
From Building A Westsail42:Drawings

7 comments:

Jak said...

A couple questions:
Will there be a bowsprit under there?
Will stays attach to this?

rj said...

Yes, I plan on a pole fitting for an asym or similar sail.

Yes, the forestay will attach to the end, but the inner stay (staysail) will not.

04marine said...

Hi,

Glen here, an Ingrid 38 builder. Jak, told me about your site as I'm wrestling with the same bowsprit issues right now. Would you mind sharing tubing size and wall thickness with me.

Glen

rj said...

Glen,

The platform tubing is 2 inch schedule 40 pipe (actual o.d. is 2.375).

I added some dimensions to the PDF if that helps.

-rob

Anonymous said...

Rob,

The additional information is great. Please let me know if I can assist you at some point. I'm retired, but do metal art and have a complete CNC machine shop in my studio, lathe, mill, and plasma table.

Regards,

Glen
S/V Semper Fi

rj said...

Glen,

Thanks for the offer. Oooo, I wish I had room for a CNC table.

I am trying to convince my wife to learn welding. She has been thinking about doing metal art type stuff. I know nothing of welding (other than the theory! lol).

-rob

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