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Bimini Hardware-Eye Strap


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I'm looking for old style stainless eye straps. The ones that I need are 1 1/8 inches from screw hole centerline to centerline. Thanks.

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If you find a source for them let me know. I looked for them for a different project and couldn't find them.

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Can you post up a pic or link, I run across all kinds of weird stuff at a few shops.

http://www.westmarine.com/1/1/23694-stainless-steel-eye-straps-1-1-4-l-x-3-8-w-strap-5-16-fairlead-width-1-8-hole-centers-two-8-rhms-fasteners.html

These are some of the closest matches that I have found. My boat is 10 years old so I guess what has happened is that Sunbrella uses a beefier eye strap now than they used to 10 years ago. I found out why yesterday. My front eye strap exploded while I was running 38 off at full speed. My bimini turned into an instant drag chute. I want to find the exact match so that I won't have to drill.

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here's another option - http://www.glfi.com/marinecatalog_hardwarepage.htm half way down the page....

I have to ask - why does it matter that you were running 38 off at full speed? I'd assume there's as much drag at 15' off at full speed, or no skier behind the boat for that matter.

38 is more intense for the driver than say 28, so the driver(my wife) got a pretty good scare when the bimini line popped and the bimini turned into an instant drag chute. The front bimini line on the other side broke at the same time as well. All of this happening while she is focused on giving an excellent ski ride.

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38 is more intense for the driver than say 28, so the driver(my wife) got a pretty good scare when the bimini line popped and the bimini turned into an instant drag chute. The front bimini line on the other side broke at the same time as well. All of this happening while she is focused on giving an excellent ski ride.

I understand it's more intense for the driver, but it has nothing to do with the wind load on the bimini. Good luck in your search.

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