Chris has been tinkering on engines, cars, and boats since he was a kid and has been refining his skills every since! When our friends Baron and Heather asked if he would be interested in building them a NEW bowsprit he took the challenge head on and ended up with excellent results. Remedy, their Hans Christian 43′, had a mahogany bowsprit that was compromised with termites. Fortunately the bugs stopped munching at the sprit so the rest of their boat was okay, but it definitely left their rig in a weak state as the sprit is a crucial part of it all. Armed with prior knowledge of Hans Christian designs and carpentry, Chris masterminded the solutions to build the best possible bowsprit for their boat with design elements that only improved upon the original design and made the boat all that more durable. We hope you enjoy this different type of project video! We promise there will be sailing in our future soon 😎
BIG thanks to all of our friends that helped, especially those who assisted in lifting this bowsprit for the dry and final fit. We appreciate you all!
If you want specific details or just don’t want to spend less than 20 minutes watching Chris build this masterpiece…
0:00 – 1:35 What’s a Bowsprit?
1:36 – 3:36 How are You Making a NEW One?
3:37 – 6:37 Shaping the Pieces
6:38 – 9:08 Turning Pieces into ONE Piece!
9:09 – 11:44 Glorious, Glorious Sanding
11:45 – 12:16 Dry Fitting
12:17 – 13:30 More Shaping
13:31 – 15:06 Drilling Holes
15:07 – 16:03 Varnishing
16:04 – 17:22 Final Fit, Finish, and Thoughts
17:23 – 18:41 NEXT on Sailing Avocet
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