This is how I did it
Just following up on my thread, so it may be used as an archive in a search.
I was able to find a conduit bender from Lowes for $38. First attempt was with me holding the pulpit while my wife cranked on the bender. It felt like it moved but no such luck.
The hard part is I needed to isolate the area next to where I wanted to make the bend from moving. The plan was to lash it to an immovable object the crank. Here is the setup. I made bend in two places along the area and then put it against the boat and it was a bit too wide. So I removed some of the bend and flipped the pulpit around and bent the other side. Here is a photo of the setup and the results.
PS the 3/4" conduit bender worked on 7/8" tubing pulpit and I guess it would work with 1" as well
West Wight Potter 14 "Lemon Drop"
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Last edited by jephotog; 10-21-2009 at 02:13 PM.
Reason: PS added