JLJ are in the process of jigging up to manufacture the joinery for the Drascombe Dabber range, from the very early models up to recent builds. All will be available from January 2024. If I fail to have it in stock, be assured I will make it!!
So as a starter here we have the Main Mast Thwart.
This piece I collected from my current client Rick just 2 weeks ago, as is evident it has split along the weakness partly created by the 2 bolt holes. It’s the area that the bowsprit support fixing is attached and at that point there is great leverage and stress. A weak point exasperated by the 2 fitting holes.
These original pieces were made out of solid 20 mm Iroko and with such a fibrous grain that leverage soon created a weakness and the result was a slit forward section.
This is a Revised Dabber Main Mast Thwart and Positioning bracket for the forward spar.
The Dabber mast thwart, including the fixing bolts but not Belay Pins:
£94 plus VAT