Joined: 29 Jun 2005
Location: Central VA
|Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 12:05 pm Post subject: Bow Eye Length?
|Ok, here is an off the wall question...
I want to replace the bow eye on my '85 Albe 24. Does anypne know how thick the hull is? Suncor stainless has 'em with a thread length of 3.4" or 4.5". I could order the long one, but would rather get the proper length rather than cut off excess (to avoid snaring anchor line).
Any comments on changing from 7/16 to 1/2" diameter? Opening the holes should not be too problematic...
Also, all I have found are 304 stainless. Any clue where to find one in 316L?
My current ring is 7/16 diameter, with a 1.5" opening and showing a little corrosion around the nuts. ...Am concerned about chloride stress corrossion cracking.
Woody - KZ4AK
Ex owner of:
Noran - '85 24 Express, MP 325 HP, 290DP
My website: www.albe24.com