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Old 11 April 2009, 09:03   #1
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Hi. I am having trouble replacing the eyelets for the grab handles on my rib. does any one know where I could have this work done? Preferably in the South Yorkshire area. Many thanks.
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Old 11 April 2009, 11:48   #2
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i have just put 2 on a boat this afternoon have you had a go yourself at all ,other than that there most be a tarp cover makers in your area,i have just googled south yorkshire tarpaulins and theres half a dozen in your area.
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Old 12 April 2009, 06:47   #3
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Hi thank you for your reply I have tried it using the small hand tools I got with a bag of eyelets but they just dont seat properly will I need to have it done professionaly? I have to replace 8 eyelets.
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Old 14 April 2009, 05:10   #4
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They can be a bit fiddly ,i place a small lump or sledge hammer underneath as a solid base and just tap very lightly at first until the die starts to curl the rim over ,biggest problem is punching the correct size hole if starting from scratch ,if you havent the punch the correct size make one from a bit of metal tube sharpened at one end ,
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Old 16 April 2009, 12:56   #5
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Hi Thanks for your gem of wisedom it worked like a dream mind you my thumb is now twice the size it was before I started.
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