Glue-on padeyes are practical. Thanks to modern adhesive technology with sealing compound or epoxy resin, the small Dyneema eyes can withstand astonishing forces and are sometimes easier to install than conventional screw fittings.
So far, however, there has been one disadvantage: the rigid carbon fiber base plates require an equally flat adhesive surface. This meant that they could hardly be used on masts or on arched deck areas. The Padeyes from Loop, known as Flexi Stick on, solve this problem. Its base plate has an insert made of Dyneema fabric and can be bent. As a result, it adopts the contour of the subsurface and can be glued to relatively strongly curved surfaces.
The base plate adapts to radii of up to 20 millimeters, so that the eyes can also be used on masts and spinnaker poles
The eyes are available in different sizes and with different base plates. The version with a 40 millimeter long Dyneema loop and a 53 x 49 millimeter hexagonal base weighs only 9 grams and is supposed to withstand 75 kilograms of workload. Versions with a larger base plate should reach up to 150 kilograms. The minimum radius of curvature is given as 20 millimeters, which should be sufficient for most applications. The price is around 40 euros.
Further versions are in preparation, and work is being carried out on adhesive foundations for Curry clips.
Another option: concealed installation from the inside. Then all you have to do is drill a hole for the Dyneema eye
More information on the manufacturer's website (click here)