Evinrude Motor Co. Bow Eye - Origin ??

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SoFlaEvinrude
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Evinrude Motor Co. Bow Eye - Origin ??

Postby SoFlaEvinrude » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:00 am

Saw this and was curious if offered by Evinrude and when. Maybe the early teens through the 1920's when Evinrude went by Evinrude Motor Company. I haven't found anything on them online. Anyone seen one of these or might know their origin and application. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Bow Eye - Origin ??

Postby spike » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:13 am

I can't give you any info or history on the bow eye, but at one of our meets several years ago there was a row boat there that had that bow eye on it. Also had an early Evinrude Row Boat motor on the transom, sharp looking rig!
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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Bow Eye - Origin ??

Postby Adam1961 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:13 am

Evinrude offered 2 models of boats in the late teens or early 20's. One was a flat bottom and the other was a round bottom. This bow eye would be from one of those.

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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Bow Eye - Origin ??

Postby Wagemaker » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:02 am

To me, the holes look like rivet holes, not wood screw holes. Could it be from a metal boat? Were there metal boats in the 20's?

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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Bow Eye - Origin ??

Postby Tubs » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:28 am

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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Bow Eye - Origin ??

Postby SoFlaEvinrude » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:03 pm

Great information! Thanks everyone for your replies.

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Re: Evinrude Motor Co. Bow Eye - Origin ??

Postby SoFlaEvinrude » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:16 pm

This particular one appears to be cast iron and not bronze or brass. Anyone know if might have been originally plated or just painted?
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