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Thread: Bow & Stern loops on fibre glass canoe??

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    Default Bow & Stern loops on fibre glass canoe??

    I have a 16' Snake River Canoe in fibre glass.
    Had it for some years now and it is starting to show it's age - thought I would give it a bit of tlc.

    It has a raised bow and stern which makes it a little bit of a handful in some situations so I would like to fit handles on the ends.
    Can anyone point me at a thread or article that makes recommendations on how best to do this?

    I have seen a thread on this forum where someone machined some fittings out of Delrin - not in a position to do that.
    Is there any plumbing fitting or gizmo from elsewhere that will protect the hull from the rope while looking cool and professional?

    Thanks in advance
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbm109 View Post
    I fitted stainless ones of these in my Pal and they work really well - fiddly to get the rope / tape knotted inside tight enough but works really well.
    Death is natures way of telling you to slow down.

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    I used white plastic ones similar to these on my Apache and they worked very well. You can cut down the pipe spigot section inside to give a bit more room.

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    Thanks. Not very pretty but it will do the job.
    I might even have a couple of these in a box somewhere, being a boatist!

    Thanks again
    Paul

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    I did mine like this,

    Bob outfitting
    Cheers,

    Alan


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    Aha! Pictures! - Very useful indeed!

    I had the idea that one fitting went through both sides of the boat leaving a nut on one side . Need 2 at each end. Doh!

    Got it now - many thanks

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw View Post
    I did mine like this,

    Bob outfitting
    Which is where I got the idea / technique for doing mine
    Death is natures way of telling you to slow down.

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