Been a while, I'm restoring my '74 Trojan Sea Raider 25'.
I've come to the point where I have to install a bow eye. The boat
fits the trailer perfectly now after a little bunk adjustment. The
transom meets the end of the rear bunks perfectly. The front bunks
support either side of the keel up from.
At the front, the winch tower roller, (single), meets the point of the
bow about a foot above the water line. The winch cable is under-wound
on the spool, meaning it comes out underneath, and under the roller.
In relation to where the roller contacts the bow point, where should I
drill for the bow eye, and why? My common sense tells me it should be
below so that as the rear of the boat lifts when launching, the eye
won't get caught on the roller. If so, how far?