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Skeg cable repair for Explorer


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It really wasn't me :rolleyes: , but a buddy whom I paddle with took the skeg cable out of his Explorer and we're now having a very difficult time putting it back in. Is there a knack to this that I'm simply missing? I've replaced skeg cables in a Capella before, but this one has us stumped.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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It really wasn't me :rolleyes: , but a buddy whom I paddle with took the skeg cable out of his Explorer and we're now having a very difficult time putting it back in. Is there a knack to this that I'm simply missing? I've replaced skeg cables in a Capella before, but this one has us stumped.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Which part are you having trouble with? The slider, threading the tube or the skeg itself?

Scott

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When replacing skeg cables, one thing I always do is round over the end that I'm feeding into the housing so it doesn't snag. This generally requires a minute with a Dremel tool with a stone attached. If the end of the cable has sharp burrs on it, it will dig into the soft housing material at every turn. Twisting the cable as you install it helps, but make sure that you're twisting in the direction that will not unravel the cable.

If you're reinstalling a used cable that has crimped spots from being installed in the skeg and slider, it can be more challenging, since the cable will be flattened, expanded and possibly bent at those points. You may need to reshape the cable slightly with pliers with smooth jaws in order to get it to thread through the housing properly.

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It really wasn't me :rolleyes: , but a buddy whom I paddle with took the skeg cable out of his Explorer and we're now having a very difficult time putting it back in. Is there a knack to this that I'm simply missing? I've replaced skeg cables in a Capella before, but this one has us stumped.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

cut out skeg box, glass over and call it a day. lots more room for camping gear.

besides that....what bryan said.

one of the reasons i like the rope skeg is the simplicity/field repairability

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<cut out skeg box, glass over and call it a day. lots more room for camping gear>

couldn't agree more!

<besides that....what bryan said>

couldn't agree more!

<one of the reasons i like the rope skeg is the simplicity/field repairability>

<absolutely> couldn't agree more!

who needs a skeg, anyway?

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<cut out skeg box, glass over and call it a day. lots more room for camping gear>

couldn't agree more!

<besides that....what bryan said>

couldn't agree more!

<one of the reasons i like the rope skeg is the simplicity/field repairability>

<absolutely> couldn't agree more!

who needs a skeg, anyway?

Thanks for the info guys. Truth is,I never use the skeg and have thought about cutting the box out and glassing over my Pintail , but I'm not prepared to commit to that kind of job just yet. I bought some new cable and it went fairly well.

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