SB-18 bowsprit

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Re: SB-18 bowsprit

Post by lncc63 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:09 pm

Thanks Evan ... actually I thought you'd say this which is why I've not mentioned it. Finding a suitable pole is one reason my build it being held up. Do you think it would be a bad idea to cut the hole using a 3" pipe of a different material (e.g. PVC or steel) as a dummy until I can find an aluminum one?



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Re: SB-18 bowsprit

Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:59 pm

Yes, the 76 OD x 3mm wall thickness is ideal.
designer: FB11/GV10,11,13/ HMD18/
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Re: SB-18 bowsprit

Post by lncc63 » Mon May 24, 2010 8:25 pm

Would it be possible to install the pole if I put the forward deck and cabin roof first?

I ask because I still don't have the pole :( and the southwest monsoon will be here about 8 building-days. The southwest monsoon brings heavy rains as well as typhoons so I'd really like to have the boat encapsulated in epoxy by then.

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Re: SB-18 bowsprit

Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Tue May 25, 2010 12:07 am

Yes, no problem. The bottom of the little box for the pole that lives in the bow gets taped to the hull first (top and bottom). The back piece gets taped on the outside from inside the hull, and taped on the inside through the bow hole as best you can.
designer: FB11/GV10,11,13/ HMD18/
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