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Tubular Bowsprit On W28

Bud Taplin

I will contact you directly to answer the questions.

Wojciech and Jolanta Lukaszewicz

Thanks Bud!

Wojciech and Jolanta Lukaszewicz

Hi Bud,
I've been reading the description of your s/s pipe bowsprit in your Service Manual. It's been designed for W32.
I'm considering using your kind of wood for bowsprit replacement on Namaste as the one Alex has built of teak in 2003 starts showing signs of delamination. I have few questions that I'd like to ask you:

1. Would you be able to show me more detailed drawings of some details, especially hull attachments points and headstay/bobstay attachment points?

2. I understand the pipe bowsprit sits lower than the standard one, but can the ear for the headstay be lenghten rather than extending the headstay?

3. Why does the forestay chainplate need replacing?

4. You are suggesting 1-5/8" OD pipe. My boomkin is 2" OD. Should I use the same size for the bowsprit or is it gonna look too heavy?

5. You are not saying but I assume the material is s/s 316?

Thank you for your time,
s/v Namaste

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