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MatthewStokes
10-17-2010, 02:39 PM
On my 92 prostar 205 the bow lift eye is loose and rattles. I cannot figure out how to tighten it down. How do you tighten this down?

east tx skier
10-17-2010, 03:45 PM
But the rubber handle of a hammer through the bow eye and turn it until straight and tight.

TX.X-30 fan
10-17-2010, 04:22 PM
But the rubber handle of a hammer through the bow eye and turn it until straight and tight.





B is not even close to P............

Double D
10-17-2010, 05:07 PM
But the rubber handle of a hammer through the bow eye and turn it until straight and tight.

Agreed. Mine was loose too. The guy turned it 180 degrees like tightening a bolt, and it was tight.

east tx skier
10-17-2010, 07:16 PM
B is not even close to P............

Are we talking anatomy here or what?

TX.X-30 fan
10-17-2010, 08:31 PM
Are we talking anatomy here or what?




Put the hammer??? Or butt the hammer??........:D

east tx skier
10-17-2010, 10:17 PM
Got it. But there are situations in which the p is close to the b.

Worthing skier
10-25-2010, 05:11 PM
Hi all

I have a 1993 prostar with the same thing , no worries to tighten it up , but why does this happen in the first place .

I am sure that it does not work lose and un do it self over time , or is the deck sinking ?.

Anyone no the answer .

Thanks

Kevin

Monteluna
10-25-2010, 05:21 PM
Mine is loose and rattling as well, but when I tried the hammer trick, it did not budge. Should I use a longer lever or am I in danger of damaging something?

Greg

TX.X-30 fan
10-25-2010, 06:29 PM
Got it. But there are situations in which the p is close to the b.




Hopefully on special occasions like a birthday.........:D

east tx skier
10-25-2010, 08:35 PM
Time will tell. ;)

Skipper
10-25-2010, 08:56 PM
Mine is loose and rattling as well, but when I tried the hammer trick, it did not budge. Should I use a longer lever or am I in danger of damaging something?

Greg

I recently tightened mine. The hammer trick only got half a turn. I used a long pipe (cheater bar) to turn it the rest of the way.

Not sure why they get loose. Not sure if it will cause long term damage by tightening it.

east tx skier
10-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Just a lot of bouncing around and vibration with no locking mechanism I presume.

chevy08bud
10-26-2010, 09:43 AM
I have been told that they are suposed to be loose as to not crack the gel coat if you do actually use the lifting eye for lifting. I'd leave it alone.

MatthewStokes
10-26-2010, 09:45 AM
Thank you everyone for the replies. I figured that was the correct way of doing it but didn't want to run the risk of breaking anything in case I was wrong. Ended up using the handle from my floor jack as a cheater bar. Only took 1.5 turns to get it snugged up. Thank you.

Worthing skier
01-09-2011, 06:51 AM
Finally got round to do this job today , thought I would give the thread a bit of a lube before tighten it up ,so crawled up the front under of the deck only to find that the lower threaded bar had bottomed on the mounting bracket which goes to the lower trailer hook .
So if I had tighten this up there would have been a good chance that it could have forced its way out the under side of the boat .
Ended up removing the bow deck hook , cutting off 1/2 in if the bar , now deck hook fits perfect .
I now think it is a good idea to check to make sure the is enough clearance before tightening these hooks up .

Kevin