Bow Sprit & Samson Post

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.

Samson post after removal of anchor winch, Reavealing damage
Samson post after removal of anchor winch, Revealing damage

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”