What are bow and stern eyes?
The Bow/Stern Eye is UNC thread and available in sizes ranging from 3/8″ to 1/2″. Each u-bolt includes four nuts (two standard and two beveled), one bow plate and one stern plate. It is made from grade 304 stainless steel for corrosion resistance and durability, making it perfect for marine applications.
What is the bow eye?
A bow eye – pronounced “bough” like the boat’s bow on which it is used – enables the boat owner to lower his boat from trailer to the water, and to pull it back again. Sometimes the bow eye is also used on the stern except that it’s then called a stern eye.
What is a bow lifting eye?
If you keep your boat on a tidal creek, you know the importance of lifting eyes. These let you attach a cable to the bow (along with a bridle to the transom eyes) to hoist your boat with a pair of davits to keep the hull clean and prevent it from resting on the bottom at low tide.
How much weight can an eye bolt hold in a 2×4?
For example, an eye bolt with a 1/4 inch shank can typically hold up to 600 pounds at a straight pull (no angle). However, at a 15 degree angle, the maximum weight capacity drops to 480 pounds (80% of the “straight pull” weight capacity).
Can you use eye bolts for swings?
The hooks, screws eyes or eye bolts should be installed 2 to 4 inches wider than the swing’s length — i.e., for a 48-inch swing, space the hangers 50 to 52 inches apart. This ensures even weight distribution and prevents the chains from rubbing against the swing.
How much weight do eye hooks hold?
Is rope or chain better for porch swing?
New swings usually come with hanging chains or ropes. Pick the one that matches the style of your swing the best. Steel chains tend to be the more popular option due to their durability. However, for a rustic-style hanging porch swing, you can use marine-grade braided nylon rope or polyester rope.
What is the thread size on a 304 stainless steel bow eye?
“Machined AISI 304 stainless steel bow eye comes with finished nuts instead of a crimped ring found on most other bow eyes. Thread is 3/8″ NC.” “Machined AISI 304 stainless steel bow eye comes with finished nuts instead of a crimped ring found on most other bow eyes. Thread is 3/8″ NC.”
What are the dimensions of a Zamak bow eye?
“Die-cast ZAMAK eye with Perma-Plate finish. Cadmium plated shank. 4000 lb. pull.Shank length: 3″ x 3/8” Cast aluminum. “Machined AISI 304 stainless steel bow eye comes with finished nuts instead of a crimped ring found on most other bow eyes.
What is the thread size of the AISI 304 stern eye?
“Machined AISI 304 stainless steel stern eye comes with finished nuts instead of a crimped ring found on most other stern eyes. Thread is 3/8″ NC.”