Stainless steel bowsprit

  • November 03, 2017 2:33 PM
    Message # 5520849


    I'm replacing my bowsprit on my WS due to rot with one of Bud's stainless steel bowsprits. Currently trying to decide whether to go with the stainless welded Samson pots or try to use the existing wood Samson posts.  Noted some very minor rot on one of the Samsonpot sides at deck level.  

    Any thoughts or opinions from folks who made the switch to stainless?


  • November 04, 2017 12:58 PM
    Reply # 5535206 on 5520849
    Anonymous member (Administrator)


    I have replaced the wood Samson posts on Pygmalion #567 earlier this year -- when I found that the wooden posts had allowed water into the 3/8 plywood headliner as well as the inner core of the deck. 

    I've used the SS posts to anchor out a few times since... here is a like to my project images.   scroll down to the images near the end. 

    A few have mentioned that the wood samson posts are better secured than the SS ones... but reviewing how mine wood samson posts were attached to the rotting anchor bulkhead with a couple of brass bolts -- I think that the SS posts are just a strong.  

    I did have to remove / replace both the anchor bulkhead (with marine plywood) and the wet area of the plywood core with more plywood/glass and epoxy. 



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