I just recently became aware of this new requirement.
12.2 Only bowsprits supplied by a HOBIE CAT
COMPANY are class legal. The bowsprit shall
have a blunt end cap fitted.
The bowsprit shall
be fixed on the longitudinal centre line of the
boat as provided by the manufacturer. Supporting
wires/lines may be shortened, lengthened,
mounted and/or rigged in any manner. Additional
blocks/cleats for spinnaker running gear
and jib luff control as well as snuffer type systems
may be mounted on the bowsprit.
So, wanting to do this right with NA's only a few days away, I looked it up.
What is a blunt end cap anyway?
How am I going to get one of those through customs?