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ponzuboy posted 02-15-2003 02:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for ponzuboy   Send Email to ponzuboy  
I recently removed my lifting /traliliing bolt from the bow and noticed that the bolt was actually bent alittle bit at the end. Is that how a lifting eye bolt is for a 17' montauk? Or do I need a new one? It does seem however, if there wasnt a bend in it the eyebolt wouldnt run flush with the bow when screwed in the eye bolt. let me know thanks
Andy Holmes posted 02-15-2003 02:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Andy Holmes  Send Email to Andy Holmes     
I'm pretty sure that the bend is supposed to be there.
raygun posted 02-15-2003 03:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for raygun  Send Email to raygun     
Mine has the bend as well. I think I saw a posting a few months ago confirming that it is supposed to be there.
mag posted 02-16-2003 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for mag  Send Email to mag     
The eye-bolt on my 79 20' Outrage also had a bend in it.
rolfwoods posted 02-16-2003 03:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for rolfwoods  Send Email to rolfwoods     
I think you guys are wrong. I have a 1978 V20 and a 1978 Montauk. The bolt broke on the V20. I bought new eyes from BW, but did not buy the 8"(?)long 1/2" all thread ($25)from BW. It was straight. I bought a 3' piece of SS all thread from a local bolt & screw store for $4. I believe the bend was due to the pull from the winch. You should probably check to see that the hole through the hull is not wallowed out too much and the core damaged. Rolf
Jerry Townsend posted 02-16-2003 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Rolf - you might want to be careful - as there are many different alloys of stainless steel - some quite soft and ductile, some with little chrome, But there are also some 'counterfeit' nuts and bolts on the U.S. market - stuff made in China and alloyed with boron which makes it easier to machine but noticeably of weaker strength. Years ago, I saw a mobile crane purchased by a DOE contractor where virtually every bolt was 'counterfeit'. Unfortunately, the 'counterfeit' stuff carries fake headstamps which make identification difficult.

In my case, in those cases where the consequences of failure are significant, I always buy from an industrial supply house. ---- Jerry/Idaho

triblet posted 02-17-2003 01:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
The allthread in the my Montauk was bent, but
it seemed to be from lifting/towing.


j_h_nimrod posted 02-17-2003 03:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for j_h_nimrod  Send Email to j_h_nimrod     
I have pulled four seperate bolts, two montauks, one 13' and one 9' tender, and all have been bent, all the boats were used hard so I don't really know if they were that way originally or not...
Gep posted 02-17-2003 08:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
I don't know if Outrages and Montauks are different, but my '81 Outrage bow eye bolt has a slight bend about 1" from the end.
knothead posted 02-17-2003 09:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for knothead  Send Email to knothead     

The stainless allthread in my '87 Montauk is slightly bent. If it wasn't the eyebolt on the outsied of the boat would not flush out.--just like yours.
Therefore, I beleive it's supposed to be bent.

regards- knotheade

ratherwhalering posted 02-18-2003 05:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
I just re-seated the bow eye on my '87 Montauk. The bolt was bent in order to allow the inside lifting eye to allign flush with the deck.
ponzuboy posted 02-19-2003 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for ponzuboy  Send Email to ponzuboy     
Thanks everyone, looks as if it is supposed to be bent

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