Hatch Question Prowler 4.3

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Stinky inky
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:55 am

Hi folks - after a blissful Sunday am at NN picking up a few nice fish and a surprisingly quiet boat ramp and covering a huge amount of ground (well for me anyhow) due to a super fast outgoing tide/current, I got back to the beach to see that the T bar where the hatch attaches to the yak has completely snapped off on one side. It didn't get hit or stressed in any unusual way that I can remember, anyone else had a similar issue and know how to get a replacement T bar (or whatever they may be called).

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:08 am

Ouch... I think you've probably got three options...

1. Talk to the OK distributor to see if they have any > https://www.outdoorsportsnz.com/contact/

2. Talk to Rob Fort to see if he has a spare one.

3. It should be stainless so find someone to weld it back on for you.

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Stinky inky
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:21 am

cheers for that.
broke the tip of my rod the previous weekend sticking in the boot, now the hatch and the dolly wheel on the trailer seems to have seized in the sideways position, they say things come in three's....
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So fish more you will live longer....

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:30 am

Although it could have been worse
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The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing.
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So fish more you will live longer....

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Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:15 am

Stinky inky wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:30 am
Although it could have been worse
Melting.jpg
More proof that global warming does exist ! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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