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MJS posted 05-16-2002 03:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for MJS   Send Email to MJS  
I picked up a used 13' Super Sport last fall. The bow eye has been pulled about 1/8" away from the exterior hull. When looking at the internal eye, there seems to be no way to tighten/draw-in the hardware. I fear that a minimal amount of water from spray may find it's way into the hull. Any suggestions?
Soho posted 05-16-2002 04:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
Doesn't it just turn to tighten ?
Whaler Proud posted 05-16-2002 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
Have someone hold the external eye steady and tighten from the inside to draw the external eye tight.
triblet posted 05-16-2002 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
While you are at it, you might want to
loosen things up, and put some sealant
(4200 quick set) between the bow eye and the

The outside part isn't supposed to turn --
it has a couple of bumps that dig into the
hull. But do something to be sure you don't
just bust the bumps out of the gelcoat. You
can stick a big screwdriver through the


Tom W Clark posted 05-16-2002 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
When re-threading the lifting eye on the shank of the bow eye, be sure to do as Whaler did and use some Loc-Tite to hold it in position once you get where you want it.
Soho posted 05-17-2002 08:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
If you do go the route of having someone hold the outside eye while you tighten inside, be sure to tell them when you are tighening on the inside so they can brace themselves, if they are not really expecting some torquing they can let the outside eye slip inadvertantly when you first load it up ( oh no, this did not happen to me..... )


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