I don’t have a bow eye to recover my boat. What I do have though is; I use my mooring warps to form a loop that goes right round my boat. The loop is held at the transom by a couple of pieces of string to stop it sliping down. I adjust the length so that it is quite low down under the bow, maybe a foot back from the waterline to allow for stretch. I then attach my mainsheet as a purchase, remembering to rig the pulley system “to advantage” in other words pull in the direction you want the boat to move, and off we go. This works with the world, woodie and marks in between. My daughter Kate at 14 was able to recover the boat with me just guiding and her doing all the work. Much easier than living with the “Is it strong enough?” thought every time you hook on to the bow eye.