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find of the day 23 Aug 2019 03:59 #98506

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I'm lucky enough to find existing holes in the deck of my DR for accessories like bow chocks. I added some to my DR just to fill the holes! One of the main things I've used mine for is hanging fenders over the bow for docking and locking, etc. Mine are located about 1/3 of the way from the bow. When I hang fenders from them, they fall far enough back to be functional.
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find of the day 23 Aug 2019 01:23 #98501

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I have always been under the impression that the chocks should be as far forward as possible and still not interfere with any other deck hardware. This locates them in the best position for being towed or for anchoring. I located mine just far enough away from the bow to clear my bow light.

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find of the day 22 Aug 2019 23:00 #98496

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JR wrote: I have mine about 3/4 up like your upper photo. They work great with the mooring bit.


Thanks John, now to get them installed, that's going to be tough. :ohno:

BTW.... I love my mooring bit B)

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find of the day 22 Aug 2019 21:07 #98491

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I have mine about 3/4 up like your upper photo. They work great with the mooring bit.
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find of the day 22 Aug 2019 20:22 #98486

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I found a pair ofvintage Wilcox Crittenden bow chocks, super nice looking.

But I have a question.... Where is the best place to install them? My thoughts are 3/4" of the way up the deck towards the bow? Not sure. I thought I saw Bikecop have a set on his Hawk?

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find of the day 14 Aug 2019 23:00 #98288

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Yeah, those are nice. I think there are more parts though. 2 or maybe 3 'pads' that compensate for the angle of the hull...



I need to turn some of them for mine. I have one without the 'pocket'. Not sure what that's for. Maybe a place to stash a pack of butts?

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find of the day 13 Aug 2019 21:18 #98274

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I found this on a table at the Clayton Boat Show Flee Market. Never seen one before. Made by Quincy. This is a mounting bracket to mount most all early Mercury throttles to your boat. Has a coupe different b bolt patterns. May even work on early Johnson / Evinrude Simplex or Shipmaster Controls.

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find of the day 12 Aug 2019 22:04 #98245

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Find of the month! Nice original Merc 400 and Mark 55A for $40 for both at an antique mall.
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find of the day 12 Aug 2019 05:46 #98233

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It's a w/c. Steering wheel I got it just because I knew one of you guys needed it just give me a shout
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find of the day 11 Aug 2019 21:50 #98229

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