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Old 07-13-2018, 12:48 PM
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As most who have been water hunting for over a month know, when sand gets into your handle the lower shaft can freeze with little chance of seperating it.

I have made a plug which does a pretty good job of solving this problem. You push the plug into the end of your handle past the holes (you may want to put a drop of veg. oil on the OD). Insert your lower shaft and cover the holes and joint with black electrical tape. If at a later date you want to remove the SandSeal, the one end is tapped 1/4-20 so you can thread a threaded rod into it and pull it out.

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Old 07-13-2018, 02:20 PM
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:37 PM
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Great idea and simple too.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:24 PM
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idea need a tester

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Old 07-13-2018, 11:15 PM
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Cool idea but to late to save my poor CF shafts. They are welded solid.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck-N-Detroit View post
As most who have been water hunting for over a month know, when sand gets into your handle the lower shaft can freeze with little chance of seperating it.

I have made a plug which does a pretty good job of solving this problem. You push the plug into the end of your handle past the holes (you may want to put a drop of veg. oil on the OD). Insert your lower shaft and cover the holes and joint with black electrical tape. If at a later date you want to remove the SandSeal, the one end is tapped 1/4-20 so you can thread a threaded rod into it and pull it out.

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Old 07-14-2018, 10:09 AM
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But on the bright side...... a locked lower shaft keeps the wear down on those locks.

I also drill a hole just about the coil connector on the lower shaft big enough to allow water and sand to move and come out as i leave the water. Not sure all the sand would get out with your devices small hole..... this would help with that as well.

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