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tesija posted 06-14-2006 10:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for tesija   Send Email to tesija  
Has anyone retrofitted a bow pulpit onto a 21 foot Conquest that didn't originally come with one? I'd also like to cut an opening in the bow railing to permit easier boarding from the bow.
Mambo Minnow posted 06-16-2006 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mambo Minnow    
The bow pulpit has it's disadvantages...you have to watch how deep the trailer is submerged or the bottom of pulpit can hit winch stand. Also, pulling into a dock it adds to your overall length and tends to get in the way of other boats. Cutting the bow rail sounds a bit extreme...it's pretty high off the ground on the trailer...I think you would have a difficult time climbing up, Overall length will also require a 23 foot long mooring cover.
tesija posted 06-17-2006 07:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for tesija  Send Email to tesija     
This Conquest is used in an area where you have to dock bow-to most of the time, rather than tie up alongside the dock. Trailering is not an issue-it's put in by crane. It's hard to get on board over the bow railing. I've seen other boats in the area that have an opening in the bow railing, with a low cross bar that is easy to step over. Then there is a cable on the top of the railing "entrance" with a spring hook, so that it can be unhitched to permit entrance, yet provides a degree of safety when underway. I haven't seen any Whalers in that configuration though.
Backlash posted 06-17-2006 03:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
tesija,

On my 1991 21' Walkaround the bow pulpit is actually part of the upper structure. I don't know if this was the case with the 21' Conquest or not.

The classic Outrages/Revenges offered an optional factory installed teak bow pulpit that was simply bolted to the bow. Many forum members have fabricated and installed teak bow pulpits on their Outrages/Revenges. I don't see why this couldn't be done on a 21' Conquest unless the anchor locker in in the way.

Steve

Mambo Minnow posted 06-17-2006 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mambo Minnow    
I understand the dock situation...I was offered a similar slip with no side dock and decided neither safe nor practical for the children.

You could try the teak addition Backlash mentions. However, the anchor cover locker does cover a wide area of the focsle for mounting hardware.

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