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Threaded lifting ring rod

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WoodenRookie
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Threaded lifting ring rod

Post by WoodenRookie » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:53 am

do most of you change out your threaded lifting ring rods for age? Not at my boat but what material are those rods. Upgrade to stainless?
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Re: Threaded lifting ring rod

Post by Greg Wallace » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:43 am

If inspection reveals no corrosion or other deterioration, I would expect the original bronze to be fine. This assumes that your boat is so equipped.
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Re: Threaded lifting ring rod

Post by Bilge Rat » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:43 am

Lifting rod metal can get stressed if it was pulled sideways for towing a skier/tuber, or abused to horse the boat onto a trailer. Although the bronze is tough stuff, stress fractures at or near the lift ring should be carefully examined particularly if you intend on using it actually lift the boat.
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Re: Threaded lifting ring rod

Post by WoodenRookie » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:10 am

mine has been pulled around with both skiing and trailering so that makes my decision easy.
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