Bowsprit fittings

The prime movers for your Cape Cutter 19.....

Bowsprit fittings

Postby Lee » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:52 am

Hi All

Please note the pic of the bowsprit fitting on KIRA.
Im sure this is not the correct way to attach.
could somebody please advise how to correctly connect at this point.
exact sizes of fittings would be appreciated to help me order and a photo would help no end.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Lee
CC19 Association Member
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:47 pm

Bowsprit fittings

Postby erbster » Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:33 pm

That is an accepted way of doing it, though very untidily tied. I put “pelican clips” on Aurora, but in the end went back to line tied here. I don’t feel the pulleys are needed and tie through the eye on the wire to a small shackle on the hull fitting. The line I use is thinner than shown in your image.


As you are no doubt aware, these lines need to be loosened in order to raise the bowsprit. I find I can pull them right by hand and then tie off with a series of half hitches.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Charles Erb
CC86 Aurora
travellingaurora.wordpress.com
erbster
Honorary President
 
Posts: 711
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:57 pm
Location: Midlands

Re: Bowsprit fittings

Postby bellalistair » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:21 pm

Pic of the standard setup as per Charles' description.

I keep getting tempted to put little blocks there but can't bring myself to fork out to buy them so it is interesting to see that they appear to have been abandoned there.

BowspritStays.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
bellalistair
CC19 Association Member
 
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:55 am

Re: Bowsprit fittings

Postby Paul Turner » Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:30 pm

Lee, have a look at Dennis's photos on Mary Ann. I've copied his set up and it makes it very easy to set and lift the bowsprit quickly which is very useful
Paul Turner
CC19 Association Member
 
Posts: 174
Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:17 pm
Location: Dorset, 6 miles from Weymouth and close to Ringstead Bay

Re: Bowsprit fittings

Postby Malcolm Sadler » Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:00 pm

I second Paul’s comment. I sacrificed the traditional simple look of a bowsprit with a water stay plus two plain steel lines leading to the front, for a modified version of Dennis’s solution

I have dyneema bowsprit shrouds with hooks that are easily attached and detached at the hull end and (as Dennis has) a 6:1 high tension block arrangement at the front of the bowsprit for each shroud. That leaves me with two lines coming back down the length of the bowsprit into jamming cleats just inboard of where the bowsprit sits in the prow.

Very easy to rig and to tension the shrouds and also very easy to set up a completely secure vertical position when moored. This removes the movement at the bowsprit pivot which happens if you just tie the raised bowsprit to the forestay with a bungee cord as I used to do (and which had begun to do some damage where the inboard end of the bowsprit is screwed into its S/S hinge piece)

Sorry I have no pics.

Happy fettling

Malcolm
Malcolm Sadler
CC19 Association Member
 
Posts: 175
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:58 am

Re: Bowsprit fittings

Postby Lee » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:41 pm

Thanks for the info, Alistair, Paul and Malcolm
It certainly is a mod that most cc owners make.
Hopefully I will check them out at the Rally and take some ideas away.
Lee
CC19 Association Member
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:47 pm

Re: Bowsprit fittings

Postby zimp » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:59 pm

BSfit.JPG


Zimp has a simple lanyard for this
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Bert, CC19, #004, s/y Zimp
User avatar
zimp
Non Association Member
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue May 25, 2010 12:59 pm
Location: Netherlands


Return to Hull, Rigging and Sails

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests