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Broken Kayak Handle #13608119 06/25/20 09:13 PM
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Was gonna replace the handles on my Ocean Kayak


3 of the Hex Heads are just spinning bang any one have this problem before?? Any tips on How Too remove?

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Never had this happen but possibly you could re heat the nuts to melt them back in?


Re: Broken Kayak Handle [Re: christian myrick] #13608539 06/26/20 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by christian myrick
Never had this happen but possibly you could re heat the nuts to melt them back in?


Christian, I actually thought about doing that. Put the Heat Gun on EM and see if they stick or just pull them out

Then plastic weld a couple new ones in hmmm


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Maybe JB weld the nuts in place?

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I had a similar situation a couple of years ago. I removed the nut and filled the perimeter of the hole with fresh plastic (I used a black zip-tie and soldering iron) and let it cool down. I then heated the nut with a torch and gently pressed it back in. I then cut away the plastic that oozed out and blended everything together with a heat gun. It worked great.

Edit: The above repair was for a convenience gear strap under the seat. It was not for a structural nut. So, Im not sure if the above repair will hold under the pressure of a handle. Saying this, I cannot think of another way without drilling all the way through and using a washer.

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