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  1. Bowsprit replacement Downeaster 45

    Gear & Maintenance
    Turns out the rot at the back of the bowsprit is much further along than I had originally anticipated. We were originally thinking of doing an epoxy soak to bring back the structural integrity, but now it looks like the rot is so bad that the cleat (that was poorly installed) was able to be...
  2. DIY Bowsprit

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have been thinking of adding a bowsprit to my J24. Not to use for racing, just for the light air cruising days. I would fly a genaker. Could a retrofit kit damage the bow with unsupported upward forces? Would the tack of the standard 150 genoa chaff on the pole attached to the deck? Is it...
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