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tflyer posted 02-25-2002 11:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for tflyer   Send Email to tflyer  
I wish to create an anchor pulpit (Teak) on my 1981 Frontier 25. In researching the Cetacea section, I see a 25 O/R ( Whale-Lure) with such an item, I'm in hopes LHG will see this post and respond. I'm in touch with Fred Caldwell at CMI in Mass. reguarding the required bow rail modifications and I'm working with a marine woodworking shop in Ariz. re; the construction of the pulpit.I need some measurements, length, width and thickness. Perhaps a drawing from any member who has one installed on their Outrage '25. The second half of the problem is the stowage of that "nasty" anchor rode on a Whaler with no such provisions. I've considered creating a locker in the forward area of the bow w/ a suitable drainage system,isolating it from my restored cabin area. Any thoughts, comments, or solutions to the problem are welcomed. In advance, Thank-you...tflyer
lhg posted 02-26-2002 12:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Well here I am! The bow pulpit is made from 1-1/2" teak, with metal edging the same as used for rubbing strakes. These were custom formed. Somewhere buried in this Forum is another thread on bow pulpits, where JimH has included a link to a close-up photo of my bow pulpit. I tried to find it, but can't. Recently, I have varnished mine 10 coats, and it looks great.

For a Frontier, is it possible that a fiberglass Revenge bow pulpit would be more applicable? My 25 is now down in FL, but since I'm going down there tomorrow, I'll try to measure the teak pulpit for you.

Since you have the jointed bow rail on your boat, the CMI pulpit extension rail will insert right into the existing rail, IF it is the same rail as used on the Outrage. The pulpit sits on a 1/2" plywood leveling pad, and is installed with 4 bolts, the rear two being machine threaded into the bow gunwale glass & wood backing that normally holds the bow bit, and the front two being through-bolted under the gunwale outer lip. A standard 8" Marinium Whaler cleat is also machine threaded through the teak and into the glass gunnel. Those bolts are about 4" long.

jimh posted 02-26-2002 01:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/images/teakBowSprit550x368.jpeg shows that beautiful teak bow sprit on WHALE LURE.

That photograph was taken when the teak was oiled. As LHG mentions, he has now varnished it to a fine yacht finish.

lhg posted 02-26-2002 02:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Thanks, Jim for finding that picture again. I think I really do like it teak stained and varnished better! I actually HAD to varnish it, as repetitive cleaning and sanding over the years had taken about 1/8" off the thickness. I decided I'd better "lock it in" before I sanded it completely away! It was starting to look too thin.
tflyer posted 02-27-2002 12:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for tflyer  Send Email to tflyer     
LHG and jimh: Thanks very much for your help, the close-up of Whale-Lure's pulpit is very helpful. Larry, when you speak of a Revenge pulpit, have you any idea as to how they are different? I must go back into Cetacea and research the Revenge photo's. It's also my guess that a used fiberglass pulpit would be difficult to find. I am however, open to that approach. In re: to my bow rail I'm certain it's the standard O/R rail, 5 vertical stantions down each side, extending to about the rear of the pilothouse. At any rate I'll continue to move forward, Again many thanks to both of you for your help....Tom
lhg posted 03-06-2002 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The Revenge pulpits are fiberglass, not teak.
And I forgot to get the measurements! Next time!
tbirdsey posted 03-07-2002 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for tbirdsey  Send Email to tbirdsey     
tflyer: Please keep us posted on your progress; I'd love to make the same addition to my 18 Outrage.
tflyer posted 03-07-2002 11:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for tflyer  Send Email to tflyer     
LHG: Thanks for the info, I have checked-out the other pulpits and have decieded that the fore-decks are different enough from my Frontier deck that I'm better off designing my own based on Whale-Lure's picture, Which has been forwarded to the Ariz. wood shop. I have ordered the O/R bow rail kit from CMI and when I receive it I will be able to establish a "footprint"for the new pulpit. I'll keep you posted, again thank-you...Tom
PS: You might be interested in checking-out the Ariz. shops web-page, see what you think:
www.woodworkingforwatercraft.com...hope I got that right.
tflyer posted 03-07-2002 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for tflyer  Send Email to tflyer     
tbirdsey: read your post, I continue to move forward, see previous post. My Frontier is , I think, slightly different fron the W/A Outrage in that it has no storage locker in the bow. This I must create and isolate the rode storage from my berthing area. I'm still working on this. You may be interested in the above web-site I'll be in touch...Tom

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