source for bow pulpits?

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source for bow pulpits?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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. http://www.whitewatermarineinc.com/pulpits.html. 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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