Boat Name: BOATLESS IN LARGO
06/21/2005 1:29 PM Pacific Time
CD offers two stem fitting upgrade options for older than 1983 boats. I would like to use the single piece with tang welded to the front of the fitting rather than the "inside" retro approach using the bow eye. Would love to hear from anyone who has used this method or knows someone who has. Dick King - cut into the top of the deck to mount his. Would like more details or pictures if you have them. Do you have to cut into the front part of the rub rail? Thanks all. Paul Z.
South Daytona, Florida
Boat Name: (Working On A Name)
Model/Year: C-22, 1974
Hull No. 2679
Hailing Port: South Daytona, Florida
06/21/2005 4:25 PM Pacific Time
What are the Pros and Cons between using the single piece with the tang and the retro approach CD offers using the bow eye? Also, does anyone have any pictures of what the stem reinforcement using the single piece w/tang looks like installed. Thanks in advance.
| Al Gearing
Boat Name: Torch of Freedom
Hull No. 6448
Hailing Port: Arlington YC
06/22/2005 5:46 AM Pacific Time
I used the inside approach and simply used a 4x4 about 15" long sawed to 60 degrees to fit the bow then sanded/whittled/ground to fit fairly closely into the curve of the bow. I then drilled the holes in it a bit over sized for an easy fit of the double bolted bow eye. Then with front of the piece covered with glass saturated with epoxy I held it in place while my wife pushed the eye into the holes from the outside. I put washers and nuts on and tightened them up. I thought it was an easy fix.