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bow eye

Postby svenole » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:55 am

hi all ! I'm looking for a 8 or 10 inch bow eye the longest I have found is only 6 inchs and its to short and wont go though the breasthook. I thought of cutting the breasthook down but don't like that idea. thanks

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Re: bow eye

Postby Roberta » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:38 am

Glen L has a stainless steel bow eye that, I think, uses a threaded rod that could be removed and replaced with a longer one. You could get a longer rod locally. Typically the bow eyes go through the stem, not the breast hook.

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Re: bow eye

Postby svenole » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:00 am

thx

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Re: bow eye

Postby bobinpowayca » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:01 pm

On the subject of bow eyes, I just got my bow eye from Glen-L, it's the 6" long threaded portion one - I'm hoping it's long enough to go thru the stem on my Geronimo. I have a question - this is the first "through the boat" fitting I'm doing - what would be a good sealant? I figure you'd put sealant on the threads and in the hole and seat the eye in it on the steam. Any suggestions? Thanks, Bob
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Re: bow eye

Postby Roberta » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:29 pm

I would coat the drill hole with epoxy, then use 3M 4200 to pack up the hole and coat the threaded rod.
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Re: bow eye

Postby bobinpowayca » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:34 pm

Thanks Roberta!
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Re: bow eye

Postby psychobilly » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:34 pm

I just cut and welded a piece of rod in between the Eye and Threads.

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Re: bow eye

Postby Butch Barto » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:47 am

I just finished coaching my grandson building a 12' outboard river boat We just bored the bow post from inside large enough for the washer and nut still have plenty of wood left . I think I did the same on my Tahoe

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Re: bow eye

Postby Whitren » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:16 am

svenole wrote:hi all ! I'm looking for a 8 or 10 inch bow eye the longest I have found is only 6 inchs and its to short and wont go though the breasthook. I thought of cutting the breasthook down but don't like that idea. thanks


you might break your breasthook if you cut it. try to look for other alternative to be safe.


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