Patent Number: 7,762,204

Title: Retractable bowsprit for a sailing vessel

Abstract: A bowsprit for a sailing vessel having a deck and a hull. A supporting member of the bowsprit has first and second opposing ends and is pivotably attachable to the deck such that the opposing ends of the supporting member extend outwardly past the hull. First and second movable members of the bowsprit are joined at an apex. First and second movable members are for disposition substantially adjacent to respective outer sides of the sailing vessel such that the apex is forward of the vessel and the first and second movable members are supported by and are slidable over the supporting member.

Inventors: Smith; Kenneth R. (Portland, OR)

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International Classification: B63B 15/00 (20060101); B63H 9/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018