Bow Pulpit Cracks

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Jorgegg
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Bow Pulpit Cracks

Postby Jorgegg » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:10 am

We have a 2014 255DC (6 mo. old) and yesterday while recovering the anchor I noticed 2 hairline cracks on both sides of the pulpit.

Could pulling the anchor with the windlass cause this? Does it need to be replaced immediately or can it wait till it's next service?

Lastly, could a windlass be that strong to cause this or could something else cause cracks in the area?

I appreciate any guidance and opinions. I'm hoping the dealer can also fix this under warranty, I can't imagine being a wear and tear exclusion.
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sellis
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Re: Bow Pulpit Cracks

Postby sellis » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:16 pm

Your dealer should be able to review and determine root cause. They can determine if it needs to be fixed right away or if it can wait.

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Re: Bow Pulpit Cracks

Postby Gum Runner » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:46 pm

I have a 2000 266SC with a windless. Last year I broke the pulpit off trying to lift a stuck anchor. I've learned to move the boat or tie the rode to a cleat if it's really tight.
Ordered the new pulpit from World Cat. Cost about $750 + installation and new SS bolts.
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SeaBiscuit
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Re: Bow Pulpit Cracks

Postby SeaBiscuit » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:49 pm

yep, windlass could do it, but, that looks more like something fell on it?
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Jorgegg
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Re: Bow Pulpit Cracks

Postby Jorgegg » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:01 pm

I don't recall anything falling on it and I always tie it to the cleat when anchoring. I just hope its cover under warranty because I can't think of anything that may have caused this.

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Re: Bow Pulpit Cracks

Postby The BEAST » Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:26 pm

If you have tried to recover a stubborn anchor with the line tied off to the cleat but still in the pulpit... that will do it!

***Note to everyone*** The fiberglass pulpit takes the brunt of the pressure when trying to break any anchor loose. I believe some of the real older models have an aluminum pulpit, but the fiberglass pulpits can not handle the twisting and torque of ungrounding an anchor, even with an anchor ball system. They are designed to stow an anchor in an accessible position for anchoring, not to be used as a fulcrum. If I have a hard hook up, I release the line and pull the slack line in front of the pulpit over to a corner cleat and tie it off to break the anchor loose.

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Re: Bow Pulpit Cracks

Postby Billablehours » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:54 am

Excellent advise Jim.
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