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helenrose
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Eye bolt

Postby helenrose » Mon February 4th, 2008, 5:19 pm

Hi,i need to change the eyebolt on the end of my bobstay,it is nearly worn through,do i use an ordinary galvinised one or a stainless bolt Thanks.
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Eyebolts.

Postby Fiddler's Green » Sat February 16th, 2008, 6:08 pm

Hi Chris.

If the eyebolt is above the waterline, as it should be, there should be no problem using stainless. Indeed they are a lot easier to get hold of these days.

I would be tempted to use a long Stainless 'U' bolt if you can get one long enough, 2 bolts instead of one! Stronger.

John
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Eyebolt

Postby helenrose » Wed February 20th, 2008, 8:31 pm

Hi john,
Thanks for the reply,i have got hold of a nice galvanized 1/2 inch eye bolt, its allready in and looks the part,hopefully it will last a while.
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Eye bolts

Postby Fiddler's Green » Wed February 20th, 2008, 9:14 pm

Hi Chris,
Well done finding a galvanised one, they are getting to be difficult to find these days, not many chandlers have them.

You get the same look if you ask for tallow for the lead line too!

cheers,
john
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