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Posted September 23, 2015 - 08:50 PM

I bought a 1982 Lowe Jon Boat and I can not figure what these are for. They are bolted just below the top lip of the top of the boat. uploadfromtaptalk1443059411020.JPG uploadfromtaptalk1443059421169.JPG

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Posted September 23, 2015 - 09:56 PM

I believe they are for putting bows in to keep a cover from sagging and collecting water.
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Posted September 23, 2015 - 11:28 PM

JBRamsey is right on.  :thumbs: 
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Posted September 24, 2015 - 10:25 AM

BINGO!!!!


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Posted September 24, 2015 - 05:56 PM

I believe they are for putting bows in to keep a cover from sagging and collecting water.


And a really good idea too! Can you imagine what it would do to the hull if it sat all through the winter full of rain,snow and ice?
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Posted September 24, 2015 - 09:54 PM

And a really good idea too! Can you imagine what it would do to the hull if it sat all through the winter full of rain,snow and ice?


I used to winterize my fourteen foot aluminum boat by putting the motor in the basement and turning the boat upside down.
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Posted September 24, 2015 - 10:36 PM

Where would I find bows?

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Posted September 24, 2015 - 11:17 PM

Any hardwood strips that will fit the bracket and is flexible will work. I just purchased a small boat that has these brackets installed and I'm thinking of using 3/4" or 1" pvc pipe. I will heat the ends and flatten them in the vice so they will fit the brackets. On my larger boat I've made bows for the cover with this pipe and they have held up well. 


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Posted September 25, 2015 - 07:10 PM

I often see guys using those pockets for spray shields on big water lakes when using the Jon boat for waterfowl hunting too.
A canvas shield on the bow can keep a lot of water out when the lakes get choppy.
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Posted September 26, 2015 - 08:20 AM

Their along the line of a fiberglass or wood bow to hold the cover up so rain nor snow weigh it down
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Posted September 26, 2015 - 08:26 AM

Their along the line of a fiberglass or wood bow to hold the cover up so rain nor snow weigh it down

Oh those things!  Most open bow boats have them,,I do. They are chrome or stainless


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Posted September 26, 2015 - 08:29 AM

Yup those might have been painted at some point




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