- ADJUSTABLE: Vertically adjustable from the cockpit for a better sail trim. Code 0 luff tension is easily adjustable from the cockpit.
- Jibe in a matter of seconds rather than minutes.
- Below deck hinge mount OR deck hinge mount
- Easily removable. Quick release pins or bolts.
- Can be stowed in an upright position when not in use. No need to worry about paying extra fees at your marina!
- 100% carbon fiber frame with no CF to metal bonds.
The Trogear Bowsprit is suitable for boats 18-50ft. The AS-30 is for sailboats up to 30 ft, AS-30R for 30ft +(racers and heavier boats), the AS-40 is for sailboats up to 40ft (max sail size of 2000ft. sq), and AS-50 for up to 50ft (racers and heavier boats).
See the Bowsprit Comparison Chart for more details or contact us if in doubt – we are more than happy to help!
We offer several excellent methods of installation: (See more)
Below Deck Through Hull Hinge Mount:
The preferred installation method is to install a hinge tube across the bow. It is located about 2″ from the top of the deck and about 10-13″ aft from the tip of the bow (specific placement depends on your boat). The fiberglass hinge tube is glassed into the hull, though the A-Sprit is removable.
In some instances, such as boats with a bow anchor roller, deck mounting the A-Sprit works better. We have custom designed mounting brackets for this purpose which will work in many cases. We offer two bracket set designs. Please contact us or consult your rigger with any questions.
Side Mounts – Below Deck
Made from carbon fiber and suitable for yachts with narrow bows around 40 degrees including trimarans. When using these side mounts, the Bowpsrit attachment point is moved forward offering more extensions past the bow.
We offer two deck mounting attachment methods. Which is most suitable for you depends on your boat’s size and configuration. Please contact us with any questions. In some cases we can design attachments for you. See selection
How far the bowsprit protrudes past the bow depends on the individual boat bow angle and installation method. However, the following are general guidelines.
Extension of tack past the bow:
AS-30 and 30R: ~24″
AS-40 and 50: ~36″
The Trogear Bowsprit can be stowed in an upright position when not in use. No need to worry about paying extra fees at your marina or when at a guest dock!
Depending on your level of technical skill and overall comfort, you can definitely install the Trogear Bowsprit yourself. It is not a difficult process, but it does require careful measurements to insure the best fit.
If in doubt at all, contact us or consult your rigger.
Options include, deck mounting, through hull and attaching to the anchor roller itself. We have worked with owners and riggers worldwide to determine the best solution, and can design custom parts if needed.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.