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What sort of loads do you want to carry? If it is small, a couple of carbon discs (for extra bling factor). Drill hole in top one, unlay some dyneem and glue to bottom disc. Then drill hole in deck and pass loop through deck and bond disc to underside of deck

For higher loads you might want to read this article and look at Rope-eye's website for ideas.

https://www.sail-world.com/EuS/Soft-Padeyes-–-light,-strong-and-versatile/147938

 

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1 minute ago, Zonker said:

What sort of loads do you want to carry? If it is small, a couple of carbon discs (for extra bling factor). Drill hole in top one, unlay some dyneem and glue to bottom disc. Then drill hole in deck and pass loop through deck and bond disc to underside of deck

For higher loads you might want to read this article and look at Rope-eye's website for ideas.

https://www.sail-world.com/EuS/Soft-Padeyes-–-light,-strong-and-versatile/147938

 

Thanks Zonker

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for bigger ones you can use small thru hull fittings for the line to come through, and for smaller ones use titanium ear stretchers. No shit.

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For small loads (IE. hanging gear below, light tie-downs, securing spares/bags) I do a few batches a year or the carbon ones described by Zonker above. You can drill out a bunch of carbon/glass plate, make a dyneema bight and unlay the fibers, mix up a bunch of epoxy and press them into a sheet of peel-ply. I've found using a non-coated dyneema fiber makes things easier, and having weight/clamp on top of the discs is critical.

 

For larger loads (padeyes) you and through-drill deck, over-drill the core, fill with thickened epoxy, and bond a thick disc of G10/C10 to each side of the deck, and make either a diamond-knot loup or bone-loup to pass up through. FYI they are very hard to make watertight unless you can cap the underside (I believe Tye-Tec's solution works but can get gummy and gross).

 

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On 2/20/2018 at 12:11 AM, Alcatraz5768 said:

for bigger ones you can use small thru hull fittings for the line to come through, and for smaller ones use titanium ear stretchers. No shit.

clever. 

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