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Jeff Matthiae

Aaron,

Sorry it took so long, I finally put the anchors back on last weekend. Can't wait to go anchor out again in a couple of weeks!!!

Here are a couple of pictures of the tubular bowsprit. Starboard side has a Bruce 44# and port side a Spade A100.





Obviously I'm not finished with the caprail yet. The back is done up to the chainplates. The rest of the forward section will have to wait until I relocate the chainplates along with moving the mast forward. Long story short is that the mast was originally stepped too far back....

I think Bud sells precut teak planks but since I was ordering teak anyway I just made my own. Most of the boards have Cetal Light with crushed walnut shells for a nonskid. The couple that really look bad (not bolted down yet) I tried the new Cetal Natural with Cetal Gloss on top. Definately won't use the Natural again. I may end up doing what a friend does which is to just oil the bowsprit boards. On the caprail I tried Circa 1850 Exterior varnish - Only got 3 coats on before it got to cold, but am real pleased so far. Need to get a few more coats on this spring and then see how it holds up.

With the help of a few friends installing the bowsprit was not a hard thing to do and only took a couple of hours. Most of the work was done before the actual installation. This involved sealing off all of the deck and hull holes and then painting. A chainplate must also be added for the innerstay. Link plates are used to lengthen the innerstay until it eventually gets replaced.

Jeff

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