Bow Sprit

Discussion in 'Catalina 30' started by Fly By Night, Mar 24, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. weekendrken


    Joined May 7, 2011
    162 posts, 28 likes
    Catalina 30
    3573 US Lake Norman
    You should be able to pad it well and lash the track to the pulpit to hang away from the side of the bow.

  2. weekendrken


    Joined May 7, 2011
    162 posts, 28 likes
    Catalina 30
    3573 US Lake Norman
    I went the cetol route after stripping all the hard high gloss varnish the PO used.
    Also on places below. Besides the dull, opaque “paint look” the finish isn’t for any location that gets any abrasion. Even on the hanging locker trim, anything that rubs over the edge wears off cetol. I’m pretty much done with using that stuff on anything outside or anywhere else. I’d rather oil more often.

  3. Jac123


    Joined Apr 19, 2019
    25 posts, 4 likes
    Catalina 30
    Proud Mary US Forked River
    Dwcory, I have some cetol left after using it on cockpit wood and was wondering if it would hold up on bowsprit so I was glad to see your post.
    Did you strip the bowsprit to bare wood-how many coats did you apply

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  4. Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    35 posts, 3 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bristol RI
    Yes I did strip it down to raw wood. Scraped and sanded it. I was only able to get two coats on it because of the weather and travel distance to the boat. Hoping I will be able to add at least one more coat to it after it's in the water.

  5. dwcory


    Joined Nov 27, 2013
    9 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Salem, MA
    I believe I did two coats of Cetol on the sprit (and everything else). Need to revitalize some of it this year....

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  6. John Nantz

    John Nantz

    Joined Jul 1, 1998
    2,976 posts, 48 likes
    Hunter Legend 35
    US Poulsbo/Semiahmoo WA
    Okay, can't take it anymore! Read the whole thread and it seems like a lot of work. Ready for "Plan B"?

    Cover it in fiberglass and gel coat then spend the time saved every year by going sailing.

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