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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:33 am 
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The bow handle cord has broken on my 2017 tandem island.

Is there a way to open the rubber handle, to enable me to replace the frayed and broken cord?

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Here is my temporary fix (we are camping). Its only temporary -- unless it works. . .

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Thanks for any advice.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:28 pm 
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I like your fix, but if worse comes to worse, buy a new handle.
https://www.southwindkayaks.com/collect ... gle-handle

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:43 pm 
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Cut a short length of small diameter PVC pipe. Bore a hole in the middle, on one side. Insert cord, push out one end, knot and pull cord back. Attach that to the standard boat pad eye. Now you have a lifetime handle, neat, trim and no larger than the original.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:54 am 
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I added a second one to mine and don't think it was very expensive. It's nice being able to use both hands to lift the bow.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:15 am 
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Buckaroo wrote:
I added a second one to mine and don't think it was very expensive. It's nice being able to use both hands to lift the bow.

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