Aluminium Bowsprit Design

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by anildas, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. anildas
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    anildas New Member

    Hi,
    I am currently engaged in the conversion of a Steel sailboat to aluminum. I would like to get some idea about the design of an aluminum bow sprit design. I feel Bowsprits should not consume deck area and therefore a side and stem supported design would be apt. Further, what should be the loading permitted on a bowsprit for a 15 m boat.
     
  2. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    ...anildas, the tonnage and the sail area will determine that, we need more details to even make a guess...
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    What do you mean by conversion, re-design on paper or re-plating?
     
  4. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    ...hopefully on paper eh.....
     

  5. BATAAN
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    BATAAN Senior Member

    AL boats I've seen often have a big bent tube in "U" or "V" shape welded to the sheer where bowsprit shrouds would go if there were a single pole or tube sprit. A bobstay and a light walking plank down the middle complete it.
     
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