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March 2013 Issue

Mailport: March 2013

Beefy Gozzard BOW

In your article on bow design trends (PS, January 2013), you feature a picture of a Gozzard to illustrate the downside of a long bowsprit while anchoring or in a dismasting. Anchoring hasnít been an issue with my Gozzard. I simply run the nylon snubber alongside the chain over the bow roller. If large waves become an issue, I can run the snubber directly to the bow cleats, but that hasnít been necessary in 10 years and 4,000 miles. Of course, with a 6-foot bowsprit, thereís little chance of marring the topsides while hoisting the anchor.

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