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#12648162 - 02/26/18 04:27 PM Replace Handles
TXanalogkd Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/10/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Houston, Texas
I need to replace my handles on my kayak; they are dry and starting to rip. Is this an easy task and what type of sealant did I need?

#12648195 - 02/26/18 04:55 PM Re: Replace Handles [Re: TXanalogkd]
TXanalogkd Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/10/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Houston, Texas
It's a Tarpon Wilderness kayak!

#12648346 - 02/26/18 06:47 PM Re: Replace Handles [Re: TXanalogkd]
Neumie Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 3138
Loc: Hutto, Hallettsville, Rockport
No sealant is necessary.

The front handles (and maybe the side handles) are through bolted with stainless steel hardware and washers with neoprene/rubber attached to the back. The rear (and maybe side) handles are bolted with well nuts, again no sealant and no awkwardness with trying reach through a hatch to get the nut & washer back on.
"Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus

#12648423 - 02/26/18 07:28 PM Re: Replace Handles [Re: TXanalogkd]
JCG57 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 1318
Loc: DFW
I have replaced the bow, aft and side handles on my Manta Ray and it was exactly the same as Neumie described. Just check online for pricing of replacement handles, some of which work on a lot of different brands of kayak, and you should be able to tell if they will work on yours.

#12648964 - 02/27/18 06:55 AM Re: Replace Handles [Re: TXanalogkd]
Jimbo Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 16002
Loc: South Texas
I replaced mine on my old WS Ride135 and I bought them at Academy.
They looked like the originals, I couldn't tell the difference.
Just one more cast!


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