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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 1 week 6 days ago #77868

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bikecop said...... "I had a block of aluminum milled out for the inside and outside and mounted a new one."

i did simular for mine except i shaped a block of white oak to fit inside.....( dang carpenter in me)...thats the key to keeping the strength.......so the eye dosn't pull out under the stress from winching............jenning's work looks awesome........ :shades:
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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 1 week 6 days ago #77862

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I did not have to use one, but someone had one at the spring tenn. meet and it was real close. Call me and we can discuss more. Ill pm you my number
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1967 Evinrude 40
1957 Johnson Golden Javelin 35
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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 1 week 6 days ago #77861

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I added the image of the small crack midships to my original post.

I like the bow aluminum block Idea....I will likely pursue that approach as you did.

I also got contact with Bruce(ter) . He does some nice work. Did you use his Vagabond casting on your Hawk? The hole pitches are slightly smaller and he mentioned that. ..... but it looks like it would fit with 2 new threaded holes in the bow casting.
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1970 20hp Chrysler Electric Start
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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 1 week 6 days ago #77859

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That rear splash pan area may be able to be welded. Make sure it is by someone good who know what they are doing. I dont see the mid ship one so i dont know. My bow eye was like yours. I had a block of aluminum milled out for the inside and outside and mounted a new one.
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1951 Vagabond
1958 Johnson Super Seahorse 35
1959 Hawk II
1967 Evinrude 40
1957 Johnson Golden Javelin 35
1958 Cartopper
1955 Evinrude 7.5
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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 1 week 6 days ago #77858

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Bikecop -- here are the deck crack pictures.
The longer one with drilled ends is in the stern above the gas tank storage area. I was thinking his could be brazed welded possibly, but I understand that is not always a proper method for this type aluminum . Did you have any of these repairs on your Hawk? How'd you approach them?
The small one is on the side deck midships, where the seat back support attaches. Was thinking a plate under the crack and riveted to minimize flexing. ALso, the support needs a different angle to prevent twisting on the deck area.
The other item is that hook in the front....I need to see what is normally used there as the present arrangement has damaged the Aluminum bow-keel as you see. What do you have on yours in this location?
Also a status shot....stripped down and waiting for the love.!
( Why cant I get these oriented properly? One is upside down and one is correct, both come out upside down?? Also cant delete these...) )
Have a great day all...

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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 2 weeks 3 days ago #77755

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My neck hurts!
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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 2 weeks 3 days ago #77746

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The Chrysler has personality issues and presently benched. It needs a rework..maybe this winter. Have not had a chance to see how it moves the boat. Ive been looking for a replacement with something more modern and quiet...no luck yet.
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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 2 weeks 3 days ago #77744

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We do not see many Chrysler outboards on the site, How is this one running? Does that 20hp push the boat along pretty good?
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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 2 weeks 4 days ago #77740

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Yes Bikecop, your restoration is my standard for a successful restoration! Your's are the pix I show my wife when she wants to know how it might come out.
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Looking for a "Bird" bow handle for a 1958 Hawk II 2 weeks 4 days ago #77739

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Yes...Bruce and I are in contact. Thanks
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