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Re: Fiberglass Bow Tip Repair
Thank-you for all of the suggestions/responses.
The connection of the fore stay was one of the first things I looked at to see if there was damage. Thankfully there was not. It is literally just the tip of the bow.
I was thinking of doing what denise said and put it back on with marine tex. Please correct me if I am wrong but if I do it that way, it won't be nearly as strong as it would be with Zarathu's suggestion of a steel 1/2 plate but it will still be strong enough to drill in an entire new pulpit.
Also, I can try to bend back the aluminum but I feel like that would make the pulpit much weaker. I have been looking for new pulpits but I cannot find one from the factory. Do you happen to know where I can find a 1978 ranger 22 pulpit or are are there any other's I can use. I would like to avoid going to another fab shop to save on cost. The pulpits I found for 22-24 foot sailboats (similar to my old pulpit) were 200 dollars.