Just another Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Thanked 314 Times in 301 Posts
Rep Power: 10
If you have access, how about having a bracket made that goes across and down the sides of the timber, and then through bolt sideways? You could have the original plate welded to the bracket.
From your avatar I'm assuming we're talking about some sort of timber bowsprit here?
A picture would help a lot.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)