Originally Posted by Aushammer
Your boat looks fantastic. Great name which I googled.
Do you know if the bowsprit is easily removed or difficult. Reason I ask is I have ordered mine with bowsprit because I didn't want an after-market fit where there may be warranty issues if problems with the new front beam. My boat will be going into a charter
fleet for part of the year but I would like to remove the bowsprit for that time.
Appreciate your help and good luck with your launch.
Thanks for the kind words,
The Bowsprit has a fitting similar to a spinnaker
pole at the forebeam joint but uses a more permanent split pin vs the normal snap hook that is on a traditional pole. All the tension is taken up by the lower bow pad eyes and the halyard
so its a bit of a pain removing the bow sprit fully each time you wanted to go sailing. Would suggest for charter that you not setup the bow sprit as there is potential to easily damange the Pelican striker if the charterer does not know what he is doing. ie, when not in use the spinnaker halyard
must always be attached under tension to the end of the sprit to avoid potential bending the striker, particularly if some of the crew decised to use the sprit and swinging pole....
On our setup the furler
attaches via a snap shackle directly to a pad eyes at the very end of the bow sprit. When changing over sails
you will need to release the line tension on the bow sprit clutch
and then the entire sprit swings to the port side parrell with the forbeam .
Will post some video of the setup when we get back to Singapore