@letlmt I added a Trogear AS-40 adjustable bowsprit to my CP-22...I was reading some of the older posts and there was a discussion on adding a bowsprit. It seemed like nobody had done it yet. I was wondering if any of you have added a bowsprit, and which ones you added. Were you happy with it?
Yes, I posted the process in this forum. I used the AS-40 due to the shape of the bow pulpit protruding far out. I initially had ordered the AS-30 but that did not give me enough clearance for the furler and the furling line to the bow pulpit attached to the spinnaker halyard.......Did you install it yourself? Why the 40, when the Trogear website says that the 25 is good for boats to 30 feet? They sent me this picture when I asked them for references, I didn't realize that it was your boat.
It's always unnerving drilling holes in any boat, new or not. The process does put to the test the saying "measure twice, cut once" and I guarantee I measured mine somewhat more than twice before drilling . holes will need to be drilled no mater how you set up your bow sprit, but my deciding factors were (1) keeping the deck free of trip and snag hazards (2) uncluttered looks (I didn't like the look of the bolt on deck mounted ones) (3) overall strength. the through the bow method should be WAY stronger than the average deck mounted one.RussC
Nice looking bowsprit. Unfortunately I am not ready to cut a big hole in the front of my brand new boat.