When did you last see your Bow-eye?
I know, you see it all the time, but when did you last really check it? Be warned - hidden dangers lurk within this small fitting. Consider for a moment - not only does it have to withstand the upward pull of the jib and forestay, transmitted via the bowsprit, but it is also subjected to repeated jerking and snatching if used as a mooring point, as suggested in the Shrimper handbook. Indeed, its condition is crucial to the health and safety of your Shrimper.
Follow the link below to find out how to look inside of the bow of a Mark 1 to check things out and what to do if things get serious!