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Coming up short on eyebolts and don't want to buy a bagfull

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I am a few eyebolts short for my Phantom Pilot boat. For those that built the Phantom using the model shipways kit I ask what is the gauge of those eyebolts. The parts list just reads small eyebolts. What might I substitute? I was thinking staples. Any other thoughts. 

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Usually brass wire, blackened, is used to make eyebolts. If you have a pair of needle-nosed pliers, it makes the job fairly easy.

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Hi jason

Depending on size i now use eyebolts from spotlight stores in the hobby area and they come in all different sizes and colour

Good luck 

Cheers snowy

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Why buying something that can be made for next to nothing ? If you don't have needle-nose pliers, or if they are too big, just put a nail with a diameter a tad smaller than the internal diameter of the eye needed into a piece of wood. Wind soft brass or copper wire around and cut off the excess. Adjust with a normal pair of pliers - you will never run out of eye-bolts again, if you have a reasonable stock of wire (which a shipmodeller usually has).

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