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Old 10 November 2018, 03:25   #1
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Broken rope rail holder on Hypalon tube

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The "bracket" holding the grab rail rope on my Cobra Rib has split, and I have noticed that the other side is also starting to split, I have made a temporary repair with super glue but due to the tension is will not hold if fully closed, I would ideally like to replace the whole unit but have no idea how to remove the existing fitting? Are new fittings also available if so from where?
Also the rope has been spiced back on it self is this easy to undo/redo or is there an easier option to fix the rope back ?
Any pointers very much appreciated I live in Crete so not possible to take into a UK repair shop.

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Old 10 November 2018, 04:20   #2
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buy some glue there are places that sell those parts and diy
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Old 10 November 2018, 05:44   #3
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Old 10 November 2018, 06:12   #4
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Thanks Glue_jug they look perfect, but how do remove the old one without damaging the hypalon ?
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Thanks Glue_jug they look perfect, but how do remove the old one without damaging the hypalon ?
Before trying to remove it Try and repair it...I think the message was Glue it together...you may be able to re-enforce it on the inside ...(where the rope touches) edge too
Get the correct glue ...clamp/hold it in place while it drys and it may well do the job.
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If you need to remove the old one then a heat gun will soften the glue so it can be removed but I have a feeling that to refit the rope properly you’ll need to redo the splices all the way to the end which is a simple job for someone with experience but a PITA the first time. So unless you need a “like new” repair I would be using PVC repair glue (assuming it is PVC) and following the instructions you will find somewhere on this site for sticking PVC fittings to PVC tubes (but sticking to itself).
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I would glue it together as said then reinforce by threading heavy fishing line through the holes before removing.
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If it’s hypalon then heat gun and scraper, normally best to heat the scraper and work it under.

Then follow the instructions for attaching the new one, in very basic steps, sand the area, wipe with thinners, prime it and then glue both rope go and area, wait til “dry” then push on the new rope go.

The rope looks like the “self splicing” stuff so if you take it apart carefully you can usually just push it back through itself.

If you’ve got any experience doing repairs it’s a nothing job longest part will be drying time
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Follow the instructions above from Jelwood but with two coats of glue.
As he says the rope is the self splice type so easy to resplice. Wrap masking or insulation tape around the rope before you start so you know how much to feed into the centre of the rope.

Dont try to resplice it with the new block on and the tubes inflated, either splice to the new block before you fit it or have the tubes deflated after you have fitted the new block.
Try these people for the blocks if you cant get them locally as Henshaws online shop no longer works Rubber Lifeline Holder 95mm Square Base x 15mm Hole
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Thanks for all the advice guys, I will try the glue option first then if not successful go down the new rope block route.
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