You may have noticed in one of the previous videos that Little Bear’s bowsprit is in dreadful shape. The aft end of the sprit is rotten. I can stuff my finger into the wood and pull out chunks of punky rotten wood. It would be catastrophic to try and sail the Pacific North West with a bowsprit in that condition.
I am also in communication with Bud Taplin the ‘Godfather’ of Westsail who is helping me to get all the standing & running rigging replaced. Before the standing rigging can be replaced the bowsprit will need to be replaced.
I took a bit of vid so you can see the raw freshly milled wood that will become the replacement. Come along with Dread Pirate Biff, and Dread Pirate Vlad. Enjoy: