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The bow pulpit is the stainless steel "railing" at the bow of your boat. The photo is of the stem head fitting, in this case it looks like a cover plate.
If, as I suspect, your mast is deck-stepped (ie - it doesn't extend into the cabin, resting on the keel) then it will fall over if you disconnect your forestay.
You need to get some qualified advice before you go further!