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Monday, September 20, 2010

More Deck Hardware: Padeyes for the Runners

Just in, before the soon-to-be permanent rainy season sets in. Beefy padeyes from Schaefer Marine. Cast 316 stainless steel, 8000lb safe working load.  Two of them, port and starboard. These are where the running backstay (often called runners) will attach. Some original Westsails had these padeyes mounted to the deck. I opted to move them up onto the inside of the bulwark. Thus converting them from nasty toe-stubbers to somewhat more desirable ankle-biters. Backed with quarter inch threaded aluminum plate.

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