Hawes Pipes

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  1. grady
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    grady Novice

    Hello, I'm considering relocating my hawes pipes due to function and appearance.

    They are currently located in the corner of my gunwales, triangle shaped.

    my stern cleats are in the corners as well.

    The boat is a small size sport fisherman with a plywood cored transom (I think). I'm pretty sure there were some years they didn't have wood in the transoms just not my year. 1994, 33' Blackfin Combi

    Is there any reason I can't or shouldn't move the hawes pipe down into the hull?

    lets say either completely in the transom or making the corner half in the transom half in the hull side?

    one of the downsides of having the gunwale mounted is the sharp angle the lines need to make in order to tie up....I usually cris cross the stern lines. But if I add a line forward it's so high it's almost a tripping hazard.

    Thoughts appreciated

    Thank you

    Tony G
     
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    The third photo in this link shows the arrangement that you have -
    1993 Blackfin 33 Flybridge Flybridge for sale - YachtWorld https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1993/blackfin-33-flybridge-3565951/

    Re if you 'add a line forward', I guess that this would be a spring line when mooring alongside a dock?

    It looks like you currently have hawse pipes like these -
    White Water Triangular Hawse Pipe https://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1|2276108|2276124|2226887|2276131|2276133&id=3691682

    I don't see any reason why you cannot have hawse pipes in the transom, perhaps like these -
    Sea-Dog Hawse Pipe https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|2276108|2276124|2226887|2276131|2276133&id=33302
     
  3. grady
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    Hi, Yes that is correct.

    Worried about structual issues, can't really foresee any. but I thought I'd ask.

    these would be ideal.....but fear they may be custom items.
    fb_img_1543495677044_43e41125bffe9a7f8461df51a91f9a74036bc54b.jpg royal_flush_triple_pics_6b194fc393520793fa21f6ab8b6ef12b8b5335a2.jpg
     
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  4. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Yes, the hawse fairleads on that lovely sportsfisherman in the photos above are most probably custom made.

    These folk make bronze hawse fairleads - but while most of the other items in the list in the link below are 'clickable' the hawse fairlead is not.
    Products -F- https://www.bristolbronze.com/products6.htm

    They say that not all of their products are shown online, so it might be worthwhile contacting them to see if they manufacture corner hawse fairleads like in your photos? Or if not, maybe they could suggest a foundry that does make them?
    Top Page 1 http://bristolbronze.com/ContactInfo.php
     

  5. grady
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    grady Novice

    Thank you for your insight.

    I appreciate your replies

    TonyG
     
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