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Lifting Eye (inside the boat)

Lifting Eye (inside the boat)

If you're still not convinced in the utility of countersinking the holes in your deck this photo was taken at year 8 of these pad eye's being installed and they still exhibited ZERO leaks and are still 100% bone dry.


While you probably could use butyl below water I don't and use marine sealants instead such as Sikaflex 291 or a Polysulfide. 3M 101 is no longer marketed so you are left with Boat life Life-Calk as the sole marine grade polysulfide. I never liked Life-Calk as much as 3M 101 but it's still better than devils glue, AKA 3M 5200.


This is EASY! Countersink, clean, tighten & clean up.... Done!

Nikon D70s
1/60s f/4.0 at 24.0mm full exif

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