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Old 30 November 2011, 04:42   #31
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Biff, how about those supporting legs that drop from the back handle to the rear face of the pod? Do they go the distance? As they have no bends, I wondered...
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Old 30 November 2011, 05:02   #32
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Yep. I see where you're coming from. Some of the RYA boats have them. I'm just thinking of the angles and the fixings. It would help but it's not ideal
I look at most things as time which in turn is money. Time I messed about sorting that out I could have bent up a 32mm hoop and gone back in the same holes and sold on the originals
I do understand that a lot on here have a budget but quality only costs once. It's like buying cheap shoes. They look good for a while then fall to bits. Good shoes will last forever
I've had the same with lots of stuff. Drills grinder. Welders. Even hacksaw blades they all work for a while

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Looking at your original picture again I'd say that your SS tubes don't look as substantial as those on my 3yr old RC 5.3.

Biffer's right...do a quality job and then forget.
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Old 30 November 2011, 08:46   #34
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Biff, how about those supporting legs that drop from the back handle to the rear face of the pod? Do they go the distance? As they have no bends, I wondered...
I've seen some of this style made in 7/8" OD tube.
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Old 01 December 2011, 07:29   #35
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[QUOTE=Leapy;432122]Looking at your original picture again I'd say that your SS tubes don't look as substantial as those on my 3yr old RC 5.3.

They should be - are - standard RC fittings.
They've always seemed strong, hence the original question what could have caused the damage bearing in mind it was fine last trip of the season, itwas flat calm, 7 there's been no backrest abuse from me!

Will sort a repair out over winter
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