You've got a great little sloop
there that was designed to perform best without a bowsprit
. If you want the sprit to be functional to get you forestay out further to hang a sail onto then you'll need the following in addition to the aluminum
or wood sprit itself; bobstay fitting at the waterline, cransiron for the end of the sprit, whisker stay fittings on the hull
and a longer forestay. Each of the whisker stays will have to have a turnbuckle and a couple of toggles along with the wire. The bobstay wire will be an extra size up from your forestay so will have to be a larger turnbuckle and toggles as well. If you want it to look good you'll need a new bow pulpit to reach the end of your sprit.
To see what you might be getting into go down to any marina with large boats and you can see them upfront and personal. Not certain what you might have in your area to see but it would be worth a trip to a large body of water
just to get a look.
Check out some of the older boat building books
at your public library and they'll have some ideas and thoughts.
If you check the photo
in my personal photo
you can see a young lady perched on the bowsprit
of my old boat.