Report Modifications to Avocet in B & B Yachts Forum Posted November 27 2 hours ago, Don Silsbe said: Currently, there is no knee. I have a choice of adding a 1/2” or 3/4” thick one. One is shown on both Graham and Chief’s boats in those videos. Also, there is even less room on a 17 for packing this all in. So, my current plan is to go straight with the roller (like Graham did), put the cleat just to port of the tabernacle (like you did), through bolt the base plate, straddling the knee, and using T-nuts to attach the roller to the base plate. Before I do, I want to make sure I can get those beefy T-nuts in stainless. I would also appreciate hearing from others, before I glue in the knee. Ok, that makes sense. It does look better to have a straight bowsprit. Glad you answered because it sounds like I should also put a knee in place, which makes sense given the potential forces involved (and installing a knee is easy enough). I think I'll just offset the knee a little bit if I need to in order to prevent interference with the through bolts. I'll bet we're both overthinking this, but that is part of the fun!