1. Bolt on the Sling
Working inside the bow of the boat, remove the two nuts from the bolts of the bow eye. You might need to rebed the bow eye with fresh sealant after loosening it from the stem. After rebedding, place the sling over the two bolts of the bow eye, making sure the barrel of the sling is positioned at the top and that it angles away from the hull. Place the bow-eye backing plate over the sling, then thread the two nuts to the bow-eye bolts. Use a wrench to torque the bow-eye nuts securely.