So I was trying to do a u-turn in a somewhat narrow channel, turning into the wind
. Wasn't able to turn far enough fast enough and whacked the bow against a seawall. Not too hard but enough to feel it, and enough to bend my metal bow pulpit tubes so it's a little off kilter.
The real problem is there's now no clearance between my roller furling
and the center bar of the bow pulpit. It won't turn easily. Any thoughts on an easy fix?
Doesn't look like there is another good place to attach the headstay and furling
unit. Even if, i'd have to disassemble the whole thing which would not be ideal.
New bow pulpit ($)
Bang it back into shape with a slegdehammer (i tried a rubber mallet, no effect)
Bang the crossbar out of the way with a sledgehammer
Remove bow pulpit and get professionally straightened at a metal shop
Not so happy with any of these options