lifting Eyes

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Steven r
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lifting Eyes

Post by Steven r » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:54 am

Hi all Merry Xmas!
Does any body fit lifting eyes to there build? How is it done? I am thinking through the keel, may be 1" stainless steel to the fitting on top of the deck?
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Re: lifting Eyes

Post by 283 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:24 am

Brackets are available to attach to the stem or backside of the bow eye. Then use threaded rod to connect the bracket to the lifting eye.
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Re: lifting Eyes

Post by 283 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:25 am

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Re: lifting Eyes

Post by Steven r » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:43 am

Hi,
That's gives me a idea, 3mm stainless steel 316 polished! They need to be strong! This boat maybe heavey!
Steve.

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Re: lifting Eyes

Post by PeterG » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:44 am

Look at antique boat parts suppliers, Google helps, you will see bronze and steel brackets that attach to the stem and others that attach to the stringers back aft, typically behind the fuel tank. They most often used 5/8" threaded rod up through the deck to the lifting eye. I would be okay with original eyes but the modern ones should be more trustworthy and stronger.
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Re: lifting Eyes

Post by Rich Coey » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:10 pm

Here is a photo showing the setup for my front lifting eye.

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Re: lifting Eyes

Post by Jimbob » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:32 pm

Steven,
This is what I did. Original fixtures are available that were connected to the foremost frame. The problem that I had is that there was no frame in the correct location on my boat/plans. So... I fabricated my own fixture with angle stainless steel, and attached it to the keel. I have room for adjustment up and down with my fixture because there is a bolt on top and below the bracket. The bracket is attached to the keel with Stainless lag bolts and a thick coating of poxygrip. I also epoxied an extra thickness to the king plank structure above so that it is now 1 1/2" thick. I wanted more strength for lateral movement. My trailer winch will attach to the lift eye for retrieval, and morning lines will be attached to the lift rings. Picture below.
Jim
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Re: lifting Eyes

Post by JimmY » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:42 am

For what it's worth, I saw these on the local craigslist...

https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bpo/ ... 45455.html
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