(2) strips of thin doorskin cut into 3" or 4" wide by 16"-20" long.
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Heavy duty cutters
(2) strips of plywood or other to support as frame.
Put a screw or small nut and bolt at one end of plywood to make a "V".
Locate bulkhead, chain locker floors or any other obstructions that may get in the way during the installation process. Also, locate the waterline.Ideally, the lower to the water the better so that you pull the bow up through the water.
Check to see if location will work with no issues.
Mark and cut bow angle. Make sure edge of wooden template is straight and flows with lines of boat and that both sides are the same. Where ever your template is made from, the stainless steel Toweye will fit the same.
Tape wooden sides firmly to hull and make sure it is 100% down on all corners.
This is how it should lay out. Some boats will have the bulkhead more forward and higher so we would be below everything, but still above the waterline.
Hold up "V" and adjust fit so that most of the wooden supports come in contact with the thin wooden sides to prepare for the next step of hot glue. Glue wooden "V" at screw end to help keep the "V" angle in place so it can't open or close during shipping.
Hot glue in a few spots along top edge and hold in place untill support can stay in place alone.
This next step is very important. This will keep the back surfaces of pattern tightly against hull. Cut two large wooden triangles from extra doorskin and hot glue to end of wooden "V" and down the width of doorskin.
As you can see in the picture, the triangle end brace is helping the angle to stay tight.
Cut several smaller triangles and glue them in different areas to add more support from twisting of sides.
This is what your template should look like. Lots of extra glue is a good thing.
Carefully remove blue tape from edges and remove template. Replace template back on hull and check to see if fit is good.