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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:13 pm 
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I need to replace the stretched out bungees on my TI's front hatch. The "key" wrench for removing the bungee nuts on the TI (what Hobie calls "Tool - Screw in fittings" part #71115101) doesn't appear to be long enough to reach down the inset for the bungee nuts on the front hatch. Am I missing something obvious on how to make this tool work, or do I need to fashion my own solution to replace the front bungees? (Did Hobie design the tool before they finished the TI front hatch design?) If someone has come up with a more creating solution for removing and replacing the TI front hatch bungee nuts that is better than two screwdrivers (tried that) and doesn't require welding, I would appreciate any ideas.

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C.C.

PS - In case they changed the design in later years, this is a first year TI, so ten years old.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:08 pm 
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Never mind. I should have tried a smaller pair of needle nose pliers earlier. Worked like a charm. Fortunately, they weren't overly tight.

Dear Hobie - Please make one "bungee nut tool" that works on _all_ the bungee nuts on the boat.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:21 pm 
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CCWilson wrote:
Did Hobie design the tool before they finished the TI front hatch design?


Yes. Maybe you can modify the tool by cutting off the handle part? Used vise grips to turn it?

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