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Old 09 March 2006, 08:56   #1
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Lifting Eyes

What are the best design of lifting eyes?
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what for?
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what for?
For lifting a RIB in and out.
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lol, yes but what are you lifting in and out.
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There will be loads of good specification eyes to choose from out there but how that is fitted into the vessel is another thing.
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lol, yes but what are you lifting in and out.
Oh, I see! An Avon 620 with a Merc 135.
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We do these quite a bit, the best way is two 10mm u bolts through the transom pointing inwards about 3 inches off the deck, then replace the silly little 6 or 8 mm bow eye with a 10mm and put a eye nut on one of the threads in the bow locker, that way you have a three point lift.

Sea sure are a good quality u bolt and available at most chandlers.
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We do these quite a bit, the best way is two 10mm u bolts through the transom pointing inwards about 3 inches off the deck, then replace the silly little 6 or 8 mm bow eye with a 10mm and put a eye nut on one of the threads in the bow locker, that way you have a three point lift.

Sea sure are a good quality u bolt and available at most chandlers.
Hey, that sounds like a neat way of doing things. It avoids having to screw in to the deck, right?
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Hey, that sounds like a neat way of doing things. It avoids having to screw in to the deck, right?
You got it, keep it simple!
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Nice one Ribshop, I can feel a project coming on, presumably the D ring is vertical on the transom.
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Nice one Ribshop, I can feel a project coming on, presumably the D ring is vertical on the transom.
yep, keep them quite wide, it will help keep the boat stable whilst lifting, if you need lifting slings we have a great supplier if you need there details.
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Here's some inspiration

Had these done by IMPS at Sparkes in 2003. They are tested and certified which satisfies the yard's insurance needs as well as mine. I went for four point lift for a 7m Humber on the recommendation of the fitters. It's worked well and a small amount of rust just noticeable on the exterior hull nuts which will be removed by tomorrow!

Sorry the pics are a bit dark but I was grovelling around under the winter cover.

The forward D rings also act as a useful tie down ring for things such as the portable fuel tank which I use for long passages but take out for local running.. i.e. Penzance to Scilly

Hope that gives you some ideas.

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