In talking to Ezio Cantone and Fabrizio
Andrighetto, I realized the guys overseas in the Italian
F235 contingent had some nice ideas. Of course, not
reading or speaking Italian makes each idea seem all the more
esoteric, and even though Google can do its best, the translation
result is something akin to an SNL sketch.
That being said, I dig Fabrizio's
"881 Geronimo" bowsprit solution which is probably
a mixture of the easiest and most straight forward options if
going with a bowsprit for your no fuss First 235 Asymmetrical
Andrighettoa made a half loop using
the actual bow roller attachment. One could purchase a premade
Ring with inner sleeve from Selden
as seen in their new kit, below. You can even go with their pole
but it seems cheaper and easier to make your own. . Geronimo employs
the bow cleat to hold the inner just like Peter Mohr on Helia.
Both use bobstays to secure the pole from upward drift. Both have
starboard bias due to using roller. Thanks to the Italian
F235 guys for the pics.
Also see Peter
Mohr's Bowsprit on Helia