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Old 24-01-2015, 09:51   #1
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Damaged bow pulpit

I'm looking a Beneteau with a damaged bow spirit. What questions should I ask and what other damage should I keep my open for? Thanks.

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Old 24-01-2015, 10:15   #2
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Re: Damaged bow pulpit

Obvious one: "So whadya hit?"

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Old 28-01-2015, 20:14   #3
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Re: Damaged bow pulpit

I recently ran into this with a survey. The surveyor said that since the bowsprint was pushed back and since we could not get the anchor locker open he felt that the bolts that held the windlass on were also pushed back. He felt there was going to be some fiberglass damage.

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Re: Damaged bow pulpit


Honestly, there are not many boats with bow pulpits out there without some history of damage. I have managed to swipe mine two or three times on pilings when misjudging docking angle. It happens.

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Re: Damaged bow pulpit

I think we are talking about minor fibreglass damage at the most. If there is any, I would expect cracks in the gelcoat on deck, around the mountings. Also check underneath the mountings.

Personally, if I'd gone to the trouble of taking the pulpit off, I would oversize drill the bolt holes, fill with epoxy, then re-drill, to seal the core. Then I'd enlarge the backing plates if they didn't look sufficient.
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Re: Damaged bow pulpit

MarkSF....that will be a good solid repair. Actually stronger by far than the area originally drilled. Smart observation on backing plate replacement as well but maybe you won't need to.

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