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Re: [bolger] How do I install a towing eye?

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  • Richard Spelling
    If you have to use a metal attachment, U bolts are better, the kind with the steel backing plate. You get about twice the surface area bearing on the wood,
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 21, 2003
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      If you have to use a metal attachment, "U" bolts are better, the kind with
      the steel backing plate. You get about twice the surface area bearing on the
      wood, read twice the force required to pull it though.

      McMaster-Carr has decent prices on them, don't buy them at West Marine
      though!

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "AARON PRYOR" <thnudrstrk@...>
      To: <bolger@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:33 PM
      Subject: Re: [bolger] How do I install a towing eye?


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      > I got lucky because i had an eye bolt from an old swing set that the bolt
      and nut both went into the hole. but drill the hole the same size as the
      bolt, use an eyebolt with a nut. thread the eyebolt through with goup on it,
      then put a fender washer and the nut on the other side. tighten, then wipe
      away all goup before it dries, because after it dries it's hard to clean up.
      >
      > Aaron
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