I have four 12 metre ropes that I want to splice an eye into - so I have!
2 TOWING EYE
I need a towing eye on the stem of the boat for launching and retrieving the boat from/to the trailer. Ideally we need a 'U'-bolt as it is much stronger than an Eye-bolt.
However, I can't get a 'U'-bolt long enough to go right through the stem. A stainless steel eyebolt with an 8 inch (200 mm) shank was purchased. To accomodate the bolt meant drilling a hole right through the stem into the chain locker.
ANCHOR SYSTEM The replacement hawser pipe has arrived and I will get back on that system tomorrow. The new part really looks high value - polished stainless steel.