Lewmar pad-eyes are designed for leisure marine use and for fixing blocks or similar equipment to the deck. Their performance depends heavily on the specific application and suitability of installation. Care must be taken during installation that the pad eye is suitably aligned to the expected load. The load direction should be as close to perpendicular with the base as possible. This will maximise the working load of the pad eye. In addition, the load should be as close to parallel with the bail as possible. For more information on the deflection effect on force applied refer to the product manuals.