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Old 01-05-2011, 15:59   #1
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Adding Bowsprit

We need to add a bowsprit to our Bahia and was wondering if anyone has added one on to the plate that the headsail attaches to?

There are two holes in the plate that I was told could be used to attach a "A" frame style bowsprit, with a hinge to flip up the frame and secure it when not in use (this might have been an option from FP).

Does anyone have any details or ideas?


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Old 04-05-2011, 19:02   #2
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Re: Adding Bowsprit

found this set up online.

webpage is 2002 Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 catamaran.Customs Sail Boat For Sale -

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Re: Adding Bowsprit

Been thinking of a bowsprit as well. Intend re-crossing the pond next year to the Caribbean and then the Pacific 2 -3 years after that and they both have a lot of down wind stuff.
Requires a big bit of cloth out the front. Bugger, more money.
Soooooo, what is best investment?
Would rather put money into a decent chute than a bowsprit so we are seriously considering the Parasail.
Also works for beam reaching. Mind you, we fortunately have two tracks on the forestay and I didn't throw out our old gennie, so can run two gennies for straight down wind stuff.
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