I'm still looking at how best to rig a gennaker
(roller perhaps) at the bow of my boat
. Because of the pullpit design (similar to the first photo) I need some sort of bowsprit
Aside from the retractable bowsprits I am also considering a fixed set-up like those in the photos below.
I like the design of these (Ankarspel Badplattform Badstege LED Peke | Btsystem
) but I am a little concerned about whether mounting the roller forward on the bowsprit
is a good idea. These are made by a Swedish company and it is probably more common for yachts here to stern anchor
and tie the bow up to the island using the bowsprit and steps make getting off easy.
I have a concern that when anchoring
in "challenging" conditions that the bowsprit might liable to be damaged and perhaps damaging my yacht in conditions where my standard bow roller will be ok.
I just wonder if others would share my concerns or if I am worrying about nothing?
This is the sort of set up I am thinking of