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DpMorton

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What is this?
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:47:47 PM »
I recently was lucky to come into possession of a 1930 Herreshoff 12 1/2. She is gaff rigged with club footed jib and I am excited to have her. Among the spars and accessory pieces was this curved piece that I can't figure out. It is asymmetrical in its curvature and somewhat tapered at one end. There is a hook type fitting at one end and an adjustable, pinned, slot fitting at the other. Has anyone seen anything like this before?

Completely befuddled,
David

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 10:51:19 PM »
close up of one end

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 10:54:43 PM »
close up of other end

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 07:52:08 PM »
It may be a camber spar for the jib. Later rigs for the H-12 1/2 had them. See this drawing for the Fisher's Island version http://bullseyesailing.org/evolution.php and on page 49 here: http://smallboatrestoration.blogspot.com/2018/11/yachts-by-herreshoff-photo-book.html
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 03:04:37 AM »
Yes, indeed. I do believe it is a camber spar for the jib. Thanks much for clarifying this.