A close inspection revealed that the Samson post had several small ‘rot’ holes and should be removed and repaired. Likewise the bow sprit. The shipwright also determined that the inner fore stay mounting point should be repositioned further outboard on the bow sprit.
The anchor winch, bow sprit, and Samson post were removed from the boat.
No suitable timber for a new Samson post could be found so a steel cover was made to completely cover the original wood. Continue reading “Bow Sprit & Samson Post”