23 FWB

Andy Gordon
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Joined: 21 Oct 2017

Hi All,

I have just purchased "Estren", she is lying ashore at Portland  for a bit of a refit and Re-rigging. One of the jobs on my list is to re-galvinize some of the iron work, has any one experience of removing the for'ad bumkin (for want of a better term) I'm guessing it has a captive nut in a counterbored hole in the back of the stemhead which has been glassed over ?

I intend to re-rig her using 8mm 7x7 stainless wire hand spliced with served and leathered soft eyes at the hounds, I notice that the old talurit spliced standing rigging with plastic tubes around the soft eyes,in  (6mm 7x7) had the soft eyes made far too small in circumference to lay in the correct fashion over the bolsters giving the shrouds a bad lead and causing extra strain on the splices. Has anyone with a 23fwb increased their standing rigging to 8mm as the original 6mm is a bit on the small size for a boat with this displacment, and if so did the extra dia of the wire and circumference of the soft eyes around the hounds cause any problems.

Would be grateful for any feedback

Kind Regards 

Andy Gordon 

 

Andy Gordon
Andy David Gordon's picture
Joined: 21 Oct 2017

Jeremy many thanks that's great I now know how to proceed

Jeremy McCabe
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Joined: 09 Jul 2010

Andy

I have just finished working on the stem of Pica (1987 23fwb) and had to remove the bunkin.  It is a push fit - with the bobstay and the forestay tight there no need for a retaining nut. The welded collar on the bunkin sits against the fibre-glass of the hull and the 1" diameter hole carries on about 4" into the wooden stemhead capping piece.

Hope this helps

Jeremy


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