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Depower handle come off-suggestions?

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Created by stevet73 9 months ago, 12 Feb 2018
stevet73
NSW, 111 posts
12 Feb 2018 12:04PM
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Hi folks,

Not had this happen before. The little handle on the depower came off. It still all works but have just the little ball to grab instead of handle.
Rest of kite/bar is solid.

Replace all?
Stitch back on?
Just make something up (eg tie my own loop on?)
Just stick with the ball and don't bother?

Many thanks in advance!
Steve

cauncy
WA, 6461 posts
12 Feb 2018 6:06PM
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Go to your local upholstery or sail/ kite repairist, get them to stitch The loop to your trim line if you've enough, leave stopper as that hits up against the clam cleat to a set power position

stevet73
NSW, 111 posts
12 Feb 2018 8:46PM
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Thanks for the direction cauncy!

snalberski
WA, 586 posts
13 Feb 2018 7:55AM
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stevet73 said..
Hi folks,

Not had this happen before. The little handle on the depower came off. It still all works but have just the little ball to grab instead of handle.
Rest of kite/bar is solid.

Replace all?
Stitch back on?
Just make something up (eg tie my own loop on?)
Just stick with the ball and don't bother?

Many thanks in advance!
Steve


Hit it with a hammer

stevet73
NSW, 111 posts
13 Feb 2018 4:13PM
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You lost me on that one snalberski?

Smithy
VIC, 813 posts
13 Feb 2018 5:35PM
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Just replace the little ball with a bigger ball, job done.

stevet73
NSW, 111 posts
14 Feb 2018 6:47PM
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If I understand correctly, smash with hammer meant 'to get original ball off'....and Smithy saying just (then) out a big plastic ball on (to grasp instead of the handle that's come off)?

Caunchy had noted the plastic ball should be left in place as it 'hits up against the clam clear to set a power position'.

These two options seem to counter act each other - do appreciate the info but can anyone clarify? Thanks!

Chris_M
1646 posts
14 Feb 2018 6:03PM
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I'd say order new part, but Best closed now? So I'd go with Cauncys idea

Hard to get good help on this forum sometimes

Gilly3
QLD, 693 posts
15 Feb 2018 5:51AM
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It looks like it's spliced on....

Why can't u slide the stopper ball up, undo the splice take the broken bit out then feed the line through the open part of the loop, resplice and slide the stopper ball back down?

splicing is a handy skill to learn, used to use it a lot with ski ropes....

stevet73
NSW, 111 posts
15 Feb 2018 1:10PM
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Thanks for all the help folks. I got a sail maker that's repaired a kite for me before. He said he can stitch the handle back onto the end of the rope (and leave the plastic ball stopper to be free as it's supposed to).....

....so I think I'm good....



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