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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:07 pm 
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I have a 2012 PA 14. I need to replace the stretched-out shock cord in the grab rails (3 coming out the bottom on each side). I removed the grab rails & saw that the black plastic oval shaped fitting through which the shock cord passes out of the grab rail seems to be riveted in place. How is the shock cord replacement done?

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:39 pm 
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You have to remove the ends - on the under side there's washers that the bungees are tied onto - it all has to come apart - We offer the side bars as a complete assembly - we don't have instructions on replacing the shock cord - but I'm looking at one here on my desk and it looks possible - I think the simple solution would be to just chock up the knots on the end of the shock cord where it's attached to these washers - but you must take the ends off the kayak - it's going to be a little bit involved.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:05 pm 
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Thanks Jacque. I removed one end of the grab rail, but at the other end the socket head screw just keeps rotating in place so I can't get the handle loose. Took off the other side grab rail & can see the washers you are talking about.
How do I get the other socket head screw out? I don't have access to the insert & if I pry it out, I will damage either the hull or the black fitting the handle aluminum tube fits into!

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