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Michael Brigg
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Having a nose job.

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:31 am

I mentioned last year that I had a bump at Bosham. Reaching along the startline when a YW dayboat ambled across my path. In the ensuing panic, my bow sufferred a direct head on blow and the rubbing strip was lost...

This is the state of my "nose" after tidying up and debriding the damage. As can be seen it is a tight curve.

I have tried steaming a number of different pices but they all snapped or buckled before I had even got to 90'

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Only one thing for it: Search my wood pile for a grown piece of wood...

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Much whittling and sanding later I have a new, but slightly lumpy nose job, with grain in the right orientation so as not to split (like the old one did.) :)

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Next stop is concert the mast step to fixed and get the centreplate repaired. On the water by Easter??!! 8)
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Re: Having a nose job.

Post by dronskiuk » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:55 pm

Michael Brigg wrote:I mentioned last year that I had a bump at Bosham. Reaching along the startline when a YW dayboat ambled across my path. In the ensuing panic, my bow sufferred a direct head on blow and the rubbing strip was lost...

This is the state of my "nose" after tidying up and debriding the damage. As can be seen it is a tight curve.

I have tried steaming a number of different pices but they all snapped or buckled before I had even got to 90'

Image

Only one thing for it: Search my wood pile for a grown piece of wood...

Image

Much whittling and sanding later I have a new, but slightly lumpy nose job, with grain in the right orientation so as not to split (like the old one did.) :)

Image

Next stop is concert the mast step to fixed and get the centreplate repaired. On the water by Easter??!! 8)
Applause! Ingenious, traditional and functional :-)

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Re: Having a nose job.

Post by JimC » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:05 pm

Nice:-)
Now, Ash is conventional isn't it. Or is it sycamore? Who is looking for suitable shoots on trees in their garden and carefully bending them round a former for grown bow pieces in some year's time? Think the lead time could be problematic though.

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Re: Having a nose job.

Post by Michael4 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:52 pm

Much applause and huge approval of grown timbers. I've been pondering a grown tiller for a while, every walk in the woods is seen as an opportunity.

Next time I chop down something worthwhile I'll be looking for bits such as yours to add to my pile of 'you never know it may come in handy one day'.
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Something bigger and plastic

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