source for bow pulpits?

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source for bow pulpits?

Postby Jwood1 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:22 pm

For some reason, my PDQ32 LRC did not have bow pulpits when I bought her. I think they are an important safety feature and I would like to add them. Does anyone know of a source where I might be able to get some specifically made for the PDQ 32?
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Re: source for bow pulpits?

Postby thinwater » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:16 pm

Curiously, quite a few did not. I think that was the original design. For the record,my Stiletto 27 and my F-24 have no railing. Obviously jacklines would do it, but yeah, pulpits are nice to have. However, with a little common sense, I don't think it is actually a safety item. There is really no reason to be in that spot underway.

As a counter point, the absence of a high lifeline makes getting on and off when docking much easier. I installed bow gates so that my kid could help with line handling. The front cross wire gets in the way when rigging anchor bridles. The more I think about it, I'm not sure I would add it. Consider whether it is actually in the way.


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Re: source for bow pulpits?

Postby Iriemon » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:40 pm

I can't help you for who made PDQ pulpits, but when my Hunter 35 was trashed in a hurricane in 2006, a firm called Tops-in-Quality did a good job fabricating replacement pushpits and stanchions. I think they go by Whitewater marine marine now. If you send them measurements and maybe some photos they can probably fabricate some new pulpits for you. Don't know about the price though.

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