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Marine Eye
This fitting was the most popular terminals used in sailboat rigging back in the days of double jaw turnbuckles and double plate mast tangs that would take an eye. This eye has a larger pin hole and a thicker body compared to the aircraft type eye. These eyes are now found usually at the top of headstays and backstays fitted to a strap masthead toggle. Also found in the connection of a backstay bridle when double delta plates are used to join the three pieces of wire.

Part Number Wire Size Pin Size
SWME0308 3/32" 1/4"
SWME0408 1/8" 1/4"
SWME0510 5/32" 5/16"
SWME0612 3/16" 3/8"
SWME0714 7/32" 7/16"
SWME0816 1/4" 1/2"
SWME0916 9/32" 1/2"
SWME1016 5/16" 1/2"
SWME1020 5/16" 5/8"
SWME1220 3/8" 5/8"
SWME1424 7/16" 3/4"
SWME1624 1/2" 3/4"
SWME1628 1/2" 7/8"
SWME1828 9/16" 7/8"
Aircraft Eye - Type 316SS
Not to be confused with marine eyes. Our aircraft eye is a version of the original MS20668 but made with type 316SS and not certified for aircraft use! Not a common fitting on newer boats. These have been used in the past by some builders and in many cases the holes have been driller out for larger pins. Now they are used when fitting two cables together -eye to aircraft fork for applications like running backstays and centerboard pennants.
Wire Size Pin Size Part Number
3/32" 3/16" SWAE0306
1/8" 3/16" SWAE0406
5/32" 1/4" SWAE0508
3/16" 5/16" SWAE0610
7/32" 5/16" SWAE0710
1/4" 3/8" SWAE0812
9/32" 7/16" SWAE0914
5/16" 7/16" SWAE1014
3/8" 1/2" SWAE1216
Sailmaker Eye - Type 316
A special terminal used on the ends of luff wire for some furling systems to join the swivel to the drum. The extra hole is for the sailmaker to attach the tack and head of the sail to the wire terminal.
Wire Size Pin Size Part Number
3/16" 3/8" SWSE0612
7/32" 7/16" SWSE0714
1/4" 1/2" SWSE0816
9/32" 1/2" SWSE0916
5/16" 1/2" SWSE1016
5/16" 5/8" SWSE1020
3/8" 5/8" SWSE1220
 
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