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Old 01 January 2012, 12:23   #1
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Bow Eye

Hi chaps,

I have recently purchased a boat and unfortuantely the bow eye needs to be replaced as shown.

The dimensions are:
LOA: 5",
Distance between thread centres: 2",
Thread length: 3 1/2"
Thread diameter: 1/2".

Is it possible to buy this from a UK vendor or is it a US item only?

Many Thanks.
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Old 01 January 2012, 12:56   #2
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I'm probably being stupid, but what's wrong with the eye in the pic?......Assuming its something wrong with the plate i'd be tempted to take it tyo your local engineering shop.....I find it lots easier and often cheaper to gte stuff knocked up locally

Am now prepared to have the 'glaring' prob with the eye pointed out to me
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Hi Dan,

Thankyou and Happy New Year to you all (was in my first edit as was 'Permission to come aboard')!

Second pic shows thread damage sustained during removal. Unfortunately, due to limited access and tools that day, it was a grinder only job. The work area is also limited in that it can only be accessed with arms outstretched.

I will indeed try my local chap for replacement.

On a note aside, enjoying your rebuild thread immensely.
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Old 01 January 2012, 14:13   #4
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Try this

Hi Take a look at C quips site they carry lots of S/S items
Stainless Steel U-Bolts - C-Quip
Call them as the dims on the site are a bit ambiguous
Good luck..
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I should have said in the first post: the thread is rolled.
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can you not pack the thred out to undameged thred?
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Old 02 January 2012, 14:01   #7
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Maybee you are being a little fussy now wanting rolled thread instead of cut, beginning to be a little like the Little Britain sketch with Margret...
I feel the cut thread will be strong enough for your bow eye otherwise they would not be made and sold in the numbers they are. however if you want the Rolls Royce get a WICHARD u Bolt they are the best..
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I should have said in the first post: the thread is rolled.
W.T.F. That bow eye don't need to be a rolled thread.

Plenty, infact nearly all chandlery's sell bow eyes in various sizes.... Get one bought for around a fiver....job done!

Quit your jiba jaba If I hear you talking about rolled threads (for bow eyes) again Your gonna meet my right hand called pain. GET SOME NUTS.
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however if you want the Rolls Royce get a WICHARD u Bolt they are the best..
Can't imagine why you think that? They're pricey, but I really don't like the "pinched" shanks, much prefer the nut either side of the spreader plates and boat.

Seem popular with yotties, which is weird coz they are normally so mean when it comes to spending.
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