bent bow pulpit - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 11-04-2007
deniseO30's Avatar
1934 Chickering
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,320
Thanks: 52
Thanked 99 Times in 89 Posts
Rep Power: 10
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
bent bow pulpit

Apparently, The PO or marina had the mast laid on top the bow pulpit at one time. The part that goes out around the headstay/sail where the running light hangs from is bent down a couple of inches. You would almost think it looks ok at first glance. This bend seems to be pretty common on bow pulpits. Anyway, I know about pipe benders but I think it wouldn't work here because the bend is right at the First vertical tube.

Heat and bend? Will it polish up again? Get some strong friends and see if they can help? Use stout boards and clamps?
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My boat is for sale.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-04-2007
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 15,155
Thanks: 83
Thanked 234 Times in 226 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
This is a typical scenario (usually from someone nosing into a piling at some point) and can be a tough problem.. esp when the bend occurs at a supported part like the vertical rail. It's extremely unlikely that it will ever take on its original shape. Even if you manage to "straighten" it, there will be a wrinkle in the tubing. Also there's enough "spring" in SS that you'll have to overbend it to get it to go back to where it was.

Some gently applied brute force may do as good a job as anything else, but you need to be concerned about the loads transfered to the mounting bases. Often the relatively thin skinned balsa cored deck will not like the forces that trying to bend the pulpit back will apply.

Best to try with the pulpit off the boat, but that's not something everyone wants to get involved in. Also you may well shift the thing enough that the original mounts don't line up.

Might think about living with it if it kinda looks right anyway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-04-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beacon, New York
Posts: 652
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Tartan34C will become famous soon enough
If it were mine I would leave it alone.
All the best,
Robert Gainer
__________________
Study the history of naval architecture and move forward knowing what didnít work before.

Donít waste time making the same old mistakes but instead make new ones and to insure your place in history be sure the mistakes are big ones.

Never design a mast that is weaker then the boat
Never design a boat that is weaker then the mast

Never listen to someone describe why your project will not work unless they can show you the broken pieces of their own version.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-04-2007
bestfriend's Avatar
Hitchin' a ride
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough
Bending it back by force will also make it weaker than it already is.
__________________
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-04-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SEMIJim will become famous soon enough SEMIJim will become famous soon enough
The bow pulpit on our boat is slightly awry. It's not something one would notice unless one was looking for it. (The surveyor noted it, for example.) I would never try to tweak it back myself, for fear of making things much, much worse. And having a pro do it would probably run a couple hundred dollars, at least. So we live with it. Unless you're prepared to pay a pro to deal with yours, you might consider doing the same.

Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 11-04-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SEMIJim will become famous soon enough SEMIJim will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by bestfriend View Post
Bending it back by force will also make it weaker than it already is.
How d'ya suppose the pros do it?

We had a fairly badly dinged pushpit. One stanchion was bent badly enough to require tubing replacement. The rest they simply "wrenched" back into shape.

Yes, it's true, the more and more-often metal is stressed, the weaker it becomes. But I suspect that with the small amount of deflection we're talking about here, and the fact we're not talking about numerous repititions, it's not really an issue.

Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-04-2007
deniseO30's Avatar
1934 Chickering
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,320
Thanks: 52
Thanked 99 Times in 89 Posts
Rep Power: 10
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
I"m not opposed to taking it off this winter. Need to re-bed all the stanchions plus recore all the holes anyway. It really is a small deflection.
thanks all!
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My boat is for sale.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 11-04-2007
bestfriend's Avatar
Hitchin' a ride
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough bestfriend is a jewel in the rough
Well, you can do the math if you want,





but I was expressing the same thing you are. If you can live with it, leave it.
__________________
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 11-05-2007
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Would a "come-along" type of approach work for you?
That would entail a loop of rope with one end around the bent part and the other end around a stable part in the direction you want the metal to move. Insert a pipe or dowel into the loop and begin twisting it until the pressure of the twisted loop raises the bend back to where you want it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 11-05-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
If you're going to be removing the whole thing in any case, you might as well try straightening it out. A single effort to straighten it is not likely to reduce the strength of the stainless appreciably. A controlled come-along approach, provided you can firmly mount the pulpit off the boat would probably work. Another approach would be to use a hydraulic floor jack and a large plate to spread out the force.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

óCpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

StillóDON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disposing of Bow Pulpit ? domingodp General Discussion (sailing related) 13 10-02-2006 12:53 AM
Bow Pulpit for Catalina 38 sailnaway Gear & Maintenance 9 12-04-2004 08:45 PM
Bases for bow pulpit LuckyinLA Gear & Maintenance 4 09-28-2003 10:12 AM
Bent Pulpit hamiam Gear & Maintenance 3 07-23-2003 06:35 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.