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13' Bow Eye Repair
|Author||Topic: 13' Bow Eye Repair|
posted 05-24-2001 03:18 PM ET (US)
The bow eye on my 1970 13' Sport spins because the little pin on the eye that is supposed to keep it from doing so has no fiberglass around if to lock it in place. It's not that the fiberglass is real bad, it's just that it no longer provides a good base for the eye to seat.
Is there a method to fix this that someone can recommend besides gooping the whole thing up in 4200 and locking it in place forever? Thanks - John
|Georgian Bay Boater||
posted 05-25-2001 10:41 AM ET (US)
Good day John,
I just went through the same repair on my 1980 13 sport. To get a permanent, water tight result I took the bow eye right out (you will notice two bumps on the chrome ring to “seat” it into the hull) I then rebuilt the outside of the hull with Interprotect Watertite V135A/l36A , this took two applications so as not to make it too thick each application. I then covered the repaired area with Interlux VC 17M ( 3 coats brushed on) after letting this dry for a week I then replaced the bow eye while sealing the inside and outside with 3M 5200.
This will give you a solid bow eye, remember that hen reattaching the bow eye you want thread the outside only until the chrome section comes into contact with the hull and then continue to tighten the inside ring, this “seats / pulls” the outside ring in place while squeezing the 5200 into place and making a permanent seal.
Good luck .
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