Selden Gennaker Bowsprit Kit
£415.28 – £762.73
Extendable aluminium gennaker bowsprit. Sold as a kit, but not including the ring due to the options available.
Choice of Brackets available, including bow roller brackets: Click Here
Extendable gennaker bowsprit. Just fit the two stainless steel pad eyes to the deck in line with a bow bracket. These bracket is a stainless ring with a low friction poly-amide inner lining through which the bowsprit slides into the “active” position.
After the gennaker is doused, the bowsprit can slide back and be secured to the aft eye. If required, it can be quickly removed and stowed securely below.
The gennaker tack-line runs through the bowsprit, entering and leaving via well rounded holes, and then aft to the cockpit. An alternative is to fit an external tack block at the outboard end.
For the relevant bow ring click here
ADVANTAGES OF A GENNAKER BOWSPRIT
- Gives the gennaker more clear air
- Facilitates rapid gybing
- Always ready for quick extension
- Makes for fast and efficient gennaker handling
- Improves performance when gennaker sailing
- Can be fitted to most yachts
The bowsprit kit contains, Aluminium or carbon bowsprit, inboard end fitting with plunger, outboard end fitting, 2 x stainless steel pad eyes (SE508-750-01) and fitting instructions
75mm Bowsprit dimensioning:
|Approx displacement (Tonnes)||Maximum unsupported length, USL (mm)|
|Min distance between supports - DBS (mm)||600||700||800|
|MSL at inner end (kN)*||4.9||5.4||6.2|
Useful downloads*MSL = Max service load, based on minimum DBS
MSL at bow bracket = MSL at inner end x (1 + DBS/USL).