Bow Handle

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Bow Handle

Postby mdweber » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:51 pm

Hello,

I'm looking for a bow handle for my squirt, but my searches have only turned up the Perko handle. http://www.amazon.com/Perko-1234DP0CHR- ... B002FVTKZI

What are some other sources of bow handles?

Thanks,
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Re: Bow Handle

Postby gdcarpenter » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:25 pm

Search for "Lifting Eye". I got one like the photo from GlenL. That particular one accepts a 5/8" threaded rod coupled to another bracket on the stem to allow one to actually lift the boat, but you get the idea. Widen your search terms.

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Re: Bow Handle

Postby vupilot » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:43 pm

There is a boat junkyard here in town, I found mine there. I've been meaning to go look around there again for stuff like that, good excuse for me to go. Would be easy to ship to you or bring to Gathering.

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Re: Bow Handle

Postby cusoak » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:04 am

Chris. what kind of stuff or boats do they have and is it a big place with a lot of boats.
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Re: Bow Handle

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:16 am

You might try this guy.

http://www.hundleyboatcompany.com/

If nothing else it's fun to look around their site.

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Re: Bow Handle

Postby vupilot » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:22 am

Its maybe 3 acres Jeff. A little bit of everything, lots of 70 and 80's stuff like worn out hulls, trailers, junk inboard/outboard motors, hardware, controls, etc.

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Re: Bow Handle

Postby John K » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:05 am

have you tried ebay. that is where I found mine.

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Re: Bow Handle

Postby mdweber » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:40 am

Wow, thanks so much, chris. I didn't think about going to salvage yards. I gotta check that out

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Re: Bow Handle

Postby vupilot » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:41 am

I went to the junkyard today. Slim pickings compared to when I found mine bit still found some unique items. Let me know if you like any of these. The long bow handle is in the best shape it could be re-chromed very easy. The others have some pits and dimples but would clean up OK too. I paid 20$ the four items. I can ship or bring to Gathering if you like any of them.
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Re: Bow Handle

Postby mdweber » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:59 pm

I'll take the brisk!!!

Thanks for posting, Chris. How big is the longer one? I dint have a bow eye, so I'll be using the handle to link onto my trailer

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Re: Bow Handle

Postby vupilot » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:16 pm

Ha! That's why I put it in the picture so you could compare the size to the can! Now that I am home I can measure and its 12" at the base 12.5" end to end.

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Re: Bow Handle

Postby mdweber » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:15 pm

That one on the right looks interesting. Think it would work on the squirt bow? I'll be tying it to the trailer winch

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Re: Bow Handle

Postby vupilot » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:10 am

Yeah the one on the right I really like. Never have seen one like that. It only has two screw holes but the Squirt is a light-weight boat. I would just screw it with long screws well into the breasthook but I cant say for sure it would be secure enough. You probably wont have room to through-bolt it but if you could that would be even better.
Its probably in the worst condition of all of these. It was in a big pile of hardware so it has a lot of dimples where the corners of other hardware hit this one so even when re-finished it will still have dimples. If you would like to try it I can ship it or bring to Gathering.


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