Category «Bow Pulpit»

Bow Pulpit Platform Test Fit

The bow pulpit platform, just tack welded together for now, is on the boat. The aft bracket mounting holes matched with those of the cap rail, and the rig fitting plates align with the center line. The toughest part of the fit was simply getting the thing on the boat. The thing is awkward in …

Precious Metals: Bow Pulpit Test Fit

Part I of the bow pulpit has arrived for fit testing. It is made from 316 stainless steel tubing (2 and 1.5 inch) and half-inch plate. Though just tack welded for now, it looks very nice and shiny. In financial news this week, the chairman of the Federal Reserve lifted other metals, like gold and …

Another Grab Bag Weekend…

Progress on numerous fronts, but nothing “complete”. Bow Pulpit Got the first batch of parts from the jet-cutter. Cut from half-inch 316 stainless steel, these make up the jib/bobstay fitting and the aft mount brackets and backing plates. Bow pulpit parts fresh from the water-jet cutter These backing plates have a hole pattern that match …

Done With This Modeling Business

Meaning the bow pulpit modeling business. Further spurred on by a link sent to me by Gerry, over at The Incredible Hull, showing Anchorlift Bow Rollers, I decided to copy their “pivoting roller” design. After a little tweaking of the cheek plate shapes and plywood model testing, no problem! Works like a charm, and just …

Bow Puplit Design Refinements

Perhaps motivated by “self-imposed guilt” from my previous “Excuses” post, a burst of energy was spent on refining the bow pulpit design. From Building A Westsail 42: Latest Activity First, some full scale models of the bow roller assemblies were made from plywood. While these were made from half inch plywood, the real stuff will …

Anchor Roller Test Lab: Final Results

Well, here it is. This is the geometry data from the mock up testing finished last weekend. I will let the picture speak for itself. Turns out things could be simplified from the initial drawings I put together. Only the aft roller need be adjusted. I guess this why one does experiments and mock ups. …

Anchor Roller Test Lab: Preliminary Results

From Building A Westsail 42: Latest Activity Yesterday I setup the apparatus intended to help design various anchor roller configurations for different style anchors. The goal is to get a design that self launches, easily retrieves various style anchors. The idea is to design the “cheek” plates to allow placement of the rubber-like rollers in …