The preferred installation method is to install a fiberglass hinge tube across the bow.
It is located about 5 cm from the top of the deck and about 25-33 cm aft from the tip of the bow (specific placement depends on your yacht and selected bowsprit).
The hinge tube is glassed into the hull, though the bowsprit is removable. A quick release option is available for faster removal.
In some cases, such as yachts with a sandwich core hull, it might be necessary to reinforce the hull. If you are in doubt, it is best to consult your rigger.
Each bowsprit includes the parts needed for installation through hull:
In all cases, we help you determine the best method for your situation.
If the through-hull installation is not possible or for owners who feel more comfortable drilling the deck rather than the hull, the Trogear can be deck mounted.
The side mounts are designed to install the bowsprit on narrow bows around 40 degrees including trimarans. This installation is done below deck.
When using this type of mounting accessory, the bowsprit attachment point is moved forward offering more extension past the bow.
The brackets are made of carbon fiber and are suitable for the AS40 and AS50 only.
When using with an AS50, an additional through hull tube should be installed to help spread the loads.
Some yachts require custom installation solutions. We have worked closely with owners and riggers worldwide to advise on best methods and even design attachment parts as needed.
We are available to assist throughout the sales cycle. That's part of the hands on customer service we are known for.