Bow eye placement?

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Scott85
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Bow eye placement?

Post by Scott85 » 07 Aug 2016, 16:29

Where would you mount a bow eye on this boat? Image


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Bow eye placement?

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 07 Aug 2016, 22:57

Can you post a picture showing the bow stop, winch and winch stand?
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Re: Bow eye placement?

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Bow eye placement?

Post by DaleH » 08 Aug 2016, 19:50

I'd center it, on the next panel down, just far enough off the weld to allow for a good-sized backing plate and try to keep a straight pull to the winch. Maybe a 'tad higher' than shown ...
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Bow eye placement?

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 08 Aug 2016, 22:41

DaleH wrote:I'd center it, on the next panel down, just far enough off the weld to allow for a good-sized backing plate and try to keep a straight pull to the winch. Maybe a 'tad higher' than shown ...
That looks like the only choice you have.
I would change out the bow stop for a carpeted board. It will spread out the load on the front of the boat.
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