Product Feature – Through Deck Bush

Author: Allen Brothers   Date Posted:20 March 2021 

A through deck bush, also known as a fairlead, is designed to protect a surface from a rubbing rope or wire, they can also be used to act as a deflecting point.

Allen Through Deck BushesIn most applications, a through deck bush is used to guide a rope through a surface, such as the thwart or strut of a boat. It also offers protection to the material the rope or wire is passing through. 

Through deck bushes are a suitable product for a wide range of applications, so due to the variety, we offer them in many different materials and shapes. 

Allen's most popular range is the aluminium threaded through deck bush. The two bushes simply screw together either side of a surface resulting in a nicer finish on both sides, as well as, offering more protection if the rope or wire is deflecting either side. These are available in six colours which gives the option of having colour coded control systems or simply giving a touch of personal flavour. It’s worth remembering that an isolating sealant should be used when aluminium bushes are mounted to a carbon surface to stop electrolysis.  

See the complete range of Allen through deck bushes here or if you are looking for a product which is more suitable for larger angled deflections, and to reduce friction, take a look at our through deck blocks.