Emile's Sanibel 18

Last Updated: October 10, 2003

HIN: CVI0129AF788

CVI - Captiva Yachts, Inc., Oldsmar, Florida.
0129A - Probably the 129th boat built.
F7 - Built June 1987.
88 -Model Year 1988.

Bow Sprit

Support Bracket
After a few inquiries of how Emile built his bow sprit, he was nice enough to send me a picture and some diagrams. He actually got the idea from one of the Small Boat Journal Articles I had listed about a West Wright Potter that was customized. It has worked well and seems to keep the dings to a minimum.

The wood he used is two inch white oak planed to one and three quarter inches.

The stainless support is one inch tube. He flattened the ends with a hammer and with a vise, he carefully bent the end angles. The roller was bought at a marina and cost around thirty dollars.

He drilled three holes on the deck and fastened the bowsprit with through bolts and washers. On the bow, he used the holes already drilled for the fore (jib) stay support.

One design change he is planning this winter is to place two large stainless steel washers for each side of the roller. This should help to keep the rode on the roller when retrieving the anchor.

Bow Sprit Platform

Emile has provided some pictures of his "Sanibel 18" for us to enjoy.

Happy Skipper.

First Mate.

On the trailer.

Another View.

New Pictures