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    Default Bow eye is loose and cant get to it. need suggestions

    So i thought there was just foam up there but there appers to be a bulk head and i am in no way prepared to cut out that bulk head.

    What i am thinking of doing is cutting into the deck to install a pop up bow light and while i am there fix the bow eye. I would then need to run a long ass drill bit thru the foam and connect the light.

    this is what i am talking about for a bulk head

    Brown is wood and fiber glass and yellow is foam




    I was thinking about somthing like this for the light.




    are there any other options with out hiring a midget or removing that bulk head?

    Also would that light prived me enough room to fix the bow eye?
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    I used that same light on mine and it worked out great.

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    I opened my bulk head up to allow more air space for music to travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSoaker View Post
    I used that same light on mine and it worked out great.
    Was there enough room once you cut the hole to get your hand down in the bow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    Was there enough room once you cut the hole to get your hand down in the bow?
    Depends on how big your Mitt is You outa hibernation Bud ?

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    I have the same thing going on with mine, and I don't want to cut anything. I was thinking of jamming a small piece of stainless sheet or aluminum behind the backing part so it's tight again (I don't know that they all have that small strip of metal between the posts, some are probably just a simple u bolt), and then put epoxy in the gap around the edge. Haven't had time for it, but that's my plan.

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    Isn't it going to be just as hard to wire the light as to fix the bow eye

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    just pull out all the foam (its probably filled with water anyways and needs to come out) peel back the carpet, open up the hole until you can get to the bow eye, and then put the carpet back and staple/glue it into place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bc18 View Post
    Isn't it going to be just as hard to wire the light as to fix the bow eye

    I have a 4 foot drill bit to fish wire. I dont see running the wire as difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0tyk View Post
    just pull out all the foam (its probably filled with water anyways and needs to come out) peel back the carpet, open up the hole until you can get to the bow eye, and then put the carpet back and staple/glue it into place.


    the foam appears dry. however im not apposed to pulling the foam but am apposed to pulling the bulkhead rigth before season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Depends on how big your Mitt is You outa hibernation Bud ?

    yea man. its in the 80s here so early spring. its time to get this thing unwrapped and ready to rock and roll. She was running great when i winterized it so i am hopeful it will be good to go this spring.
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    Consult with Hammerdown...run it into a tree and fix it all at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkisst View Post
    Consult with Hammerdown...run it into a tree and fix it all at the same time.

    Ouch.. I think that might be a bit extreme
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    There are a few that have used a pressure washer to cut the foam up. The pop up light is the easiest way.
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