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    Advanced Supporting Member frogpond's Avatar
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    Lightbulb Bow Eye Replacement

    I need to replace my bow eye on my '58 Glasspar need a 1/2" single shank can't seem to find one there all 3/8" I really don't want to go with a big eye from Homedepot any sources out there?. regards, Paul

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    That is tough, I looked and came up empty as well. Sorry, best of luck!
    Is yours just worn out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly View Post
    That is tough, I looked and came up empty as well. Sorry, best of luck!
    Is yours just worn out?
    Yeah wore out, corrosion through the years got the best of it. fixing it with JB Weld but need a new one somebody makes one.

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    Found a galvanizied eye bolt at Scott McLendon's hardware here in Port Orchard. I will keep my eyes open for a better looking replacement but when I think about it that's what came with the boat originally.
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    glad you found something.
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    This is what lead to all my bow eye reconstruction in 2015.. Our boat originally came with a fancy cast Chris Craft bow-eye that used only one stud. After the years it had corroded and began stretching with each trailer loading. So I opted to install a contemporary U-bolt style bow eye which resulted in having three holes in the bow. After a couple seasons the water found its way into the 4x4 structural member and it was a black sponge. Took a few days but after rebuilding it, and filling in all the holes then redrilling only the two I needed it is far stronger now than it ever was before and still looks like it could be original.

    If your trailer bow stop is adjustable (mine is not) you could simply install a new u-bolt style eye using the existing hole and only needing to drill one new hole...
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