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Re: DIY Bowsprit
Adding such a sprit can really enhance the use of an Asymm.. but don't underestimate the loads it might see, esp lifting loads.
Our son put one on his (then) Ranger 29.. he added a bow eye low on the stem and ran a dyneema 'bobstay' to handle that load. It was about an 18-24 inch extension and worked well for him.
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