When I attempted to tie my uphaul line to the center board, I clearly didn’t have enough room for the knot.
I decided to drill out a larger hole to accommodate the knot and prevent it from rubbing against the CB case. I used the plywood as a guide, clamping it against the CB to hold the forsner bit in place.
The line fits with ease.Uphaul line knot (figure 8) with tail tucked in. Now I began to wonder if I removed too much material…is it strong enough? Hole with 1/8″ round over bit applied to top edge. Then it hit me…why not epoxy the line in place?
- I didn’t want the knot rubbing against the CB case, so something had to be done.
- I had concerns about water intrusion into the CB where the lead line came into the knot area.
- I had concerns about the weight and leverage of the CB on the drilled out knot area.
- I’ve learned if anything strange can happen to me, it will.
- I didn’t want the uphaul line to have any chance of coming loose.
- I feel like this solution minimizes all of these concerns.
- I plan to build a trailer support for the CB to rest on while traveling (I believe towing Scamp with the CB up is the culprit for CB line wear), so I really don’t plan on needing to replace this line very often, if ever.
But wait, how will I replace the line? Easy peazy, lemon squeezy. Give me 3 minutes with a forsner bit and I’ll have the line and epoxy entirely removed, ready for a new one.
I feel good about the security of the line and the water integrity of the holes drilled. Sometimes what looks to be a mistake can turn out better than before. This baby is not coming loose.