I’m personally down to two kayaks, and the parts aren’t interchangeable, so they’re safe for the moment.
Neither one is a Pyranha Acro-Bat 270. By gosh, I miss that ol’ boat.
Hehehe. I am working on setting up a full machine shop including cnc and 3d printing, so I can MAKE parts. Plus sand cast and lost wax cast. (about 2/3 of the way). THEN you don’t have to worry about parts, you can make more.
Hubris should set Nikki to scrounge a few more parts for the guy… repeat customer.
From my experience, it’s the same part broken on all three. (Answer to chainsaw question)
All problems are solved by visiting Home Depot and buying stuff that’s completely unrelated, for which you have no reasonable use, and just looks cool.
Home Depot. You see a DIY repository. I see ‘art supplies’ hehehehe
NOW I wonder if that guy is married. because I know, on my side, that if I had a collection of those with the “excuse of repairing the other one” my wife would smack me other the head with it. lol
Meh. If he’s old enough to retire and their kids are out of the house and it keeps him from being underfoot and/or expecting her to provide entertainment/sustenance on demand, you’d be surprised at what she will tolerate. #PickYourBattlesWisely
lol, I WISH everyone would work like that.
I wouldn’t bet that my wife would do that.
My husband has one whole shop dedicated to his garden tractors, and a garage. He can have as many tractors as I have sewing machines. He asked me the other day when I was getting another sewing machine….
I love her “I am SO good at my job” look…
I love his “guilty as charged look”
nickie nailed it on the nose. so now the guy will be a repeat customer to keep her from revealing that secret
My Patreon anniversary loot showed up Wednesday. AWESOME!!!!!
*Cough* I believe LOWES sells individual nuts, bolts, screws, fasteners etc for 99.9999% of all things in the world. Just take one from the item you want to fix, and they can find the same or an equivalent version in their vast storage bins.
(WELL I know Home Depot and Canadian Tire do this … I’m sure Lowes, Rona, and HomeHardware have similar aisles.)
It’s true, but I don’t know where Pyranha (a British company, I think) used to get their hardware. I had an Acro-Bat 270 myself, and I seem to recall having some issues getting bolts that were the correct length to go through the hull and the footbrace rig without then being so long they dug a bloody hole in your leg, and were threaded to fit the knobs you used to adjust the footbrace, and (more importantly?) keep the watertight seal the boat came with. I remember there being silicon goop involved once those original bolts were gone for any reason. Boats. sigh. Bolts that’d be good enough on land, aren’t always good enough.
Made in Runcorn, apparently.
At the risk of asking a stupid question, and knowing absolutely nothing about kayaks, don’t these contraptions have parts lists?
I can make a silly story out of the problems I had with a kayak. I don’t know how funny I can make a parts list. There’s gotta be a way. I’m on it.
Joking apart, those bolts WILL be from a suppliers’ standard list. Small niche manufacturers don’t specify custom hardware of that sort. You might be amazed how many different fasteners are listed by someone, somewhere.
Hubris has missed a trick here, by not listing the bolts in that boat while he had the chance. He doesn’t seem to have an internet sales operation, or we just haven’t seen it, and getting customers in the door (or portal, or whatever) for $3 worth of parts, bagged up and sold for $7 THEN selling them $100 worth of other stuff, is “Business 101”. Nikki clearly knows this.
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