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Old 24-10-2013, 15:11   #16
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Re: Purpose of padeyes on bow

So.. After investigating closer indeed this padeye (and the one on the other side) had been screwed directly into what I guess is the keel or main structure for the bow on the ama. There is no through hole or backing or even any way to make a through hole at the location where it is placed.

So I think for now the holes are getting filled in with epoxy and the rest painted over, I certainly don't want it staying there and eventually rotting out the bow where I can't even access easily to repair. Think when I eventually get to rigging in jacklines and/or a spinnaker I will talk to my rigging guy and ask him if there is any reason in having them and will place them back more and with a backing plate if they do indeed serve a purpose.

Until then as delancey suggests, my 22,000 LB trimaran will now be about 1.5 lbs lighter.
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Old 24-10-2013, 15:50   #17
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Re: Purpose of padeyes on bow

I have one of those on my fordeck just aft of the head stay. I believe they are for a snatch block controling the forguy of a spinaker pole.
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Yep had the same on my Tri used for snatch blocks for spinnaker guy. But through bolted with backers.
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Re: Purpose of padeyes on bow

As many tri's of that era were home built, the builder owner may have never even considered to a backing plate. Or a previous owner for that matter. So they could have been put there for any of the above reasons.
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Re: Purpose of padeyes on bow

Not that you'd want to fall into it, but maybe they were intended to hold netting?
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Re: Purpose of padeyes on bow

netting would have been my thought.

and the weight of the eyes is not going to make any kind of difference in the weight of your boat or the handling thereof.
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Re: Purpose of padeyes on bow

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netting would have been my thought.

and the weight of the eyes is not going to make any kind of difference in the weight of your boat or the handling thereof.
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