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How to tighten bow eye on 13'??
|Author||Topic: How to tighten bow eye on 13'??|
posted 05-16-2002 03:38 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 05-16-2002 04:16 PM ET (US)
Doesn't it just turn to tighten ?
posted 05-16-2002 04:54 PM ET (US)
Have someone hold the external eye steady and tighten from the inside to draw the external eye tight.
posted 05-16-2002 08:22 PM ET (US)
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 --
|Tom W Clark||
posted 05-16-2002 09:41 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-17-2002 08:17 AM ET (US)
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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