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goBulawayo

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2 or 3 hole bowsie?
« on: August 30, 2013, 05:20:00 pm »

Hi, can anyone tell me whether I should use a 2 or 3 hole bowsie? The Krispie I am rebuilding had two hole bowsies and I was going to reuse them but looking around it seems most use 3 hole bowsies?

Thanks Wayne
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Re: 2 or 3 hole bowsie?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 05:28:28 pm »

Hello Wayne'
Use 3 hole ones - - much better than the 2 hole ones.
IF, the 3 hole ones start to slip under load, wind the "running" line once around the outside of the Bowsie.
This gives a lot more friction and grip.
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Re: 2 or 3 hole bowsie?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 05:31:33 pm »

I would think the three hole version would be easier to adjust and secure.
However if you are rebuilding to be a true Krispie then
two hole bow sides rule.

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Re: 2 or 3 hole bowsie?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 05:37:14 pm »

Thanks John & Ned, off to make some 3 hole bowsies now - I tried a 2 hole and it did not seem very secure, pulling against the stay would probably loosen it.

Wayne
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Re: 2 or 3 hole bowsie?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 06:56:53 pm »

ive some two holed bowsies on my own vic smeed duckling , which is probably of the same era , unfortunatly they dont hold very well in a blow , i shall be changing to three hole ones very soon . jon
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Re: 2 or 3 hole bowsie?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 06:59:38 pm »

definately three holed is the best-stops any chance of movement
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Re: 2 or 3 hole bowsie?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 07:00:49 pm »

Right thanks all, I have rigged it with 2 hole for now but 3 hole will be manufactured soon

Wayne
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Re: 2 or 3 hole bowsie?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 08:53:37 pm »

When did bowsers become known as "bowsies?"

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Re: 2 or 3 hole bowsie?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013, 09:45:35 pm »

Hello Jerry.
When us English got hold of them !!!!!!!!!!
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