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Old 19 August 2015, 03:46   #1
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Winchburgh west Lothian
Boat name: Ceol-na-Mara
Make: Quicksilver 380HD
Length: 3m +
Engine: 25hp Mariner 2 smoke
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Bow U bolt

looking to fit bow u bolt for winch cable,is it possible after boat is built,doesn't look like there is any access to hull. Is there any other way of doing this as pvc is pulling away at front D ring.

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Old 19 August 2015, 04:06   #2
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Boat name: The Gurnard
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Length: 4m +
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Hi Bmb 779

I donít know your boat or set up ..but I winch a 150-200kg SIB onto my trailer..and it is a hefty pull. It would most certainly rip my D rings off the PVC if I attached to them.

I attach a rope to the transom eye on the outside of the transom.. run the rope up the side and under the boat to the front.. pass it through the winch tape..then run it back under the boat to attach to the transom eye on the other side..if that makes sense.

It means that when I apply pressure with the winch..the rope helps a little to lift the boat onto the trailer..but more important..the transom is taking the weight and not a weak D ring.

If you cannot find a way to secure a bow eye onto the rigid hull..try it that may find it works well for you too.
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