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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 pulled off with little effort.

Does anyone know of any folks in Southern California that are able to do a full replacement of a bowsprit this large?

Boat is in Wilmington, CA.

Bowsprit is approx 9 feet long and 8"×8" on the aft end tapering to 5.5"×5.5" at the forward end.
 

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First thing I'd do is rig a bridle thru the hawse ports and a forestay before the gammon iron peels off. Thens it's just strip it ,whittle a new one and replace. Not a difficult bit of woodwork .
 

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A few years ago I replaced the mild steel sprit in our big boat with one I made of 316 ss. It will outlast me. I also redesigned it to hold roll bar anchors held forward so they don’t foul the bob stay.
 
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