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Old 04-29-2013   #1
 
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Can these factory installed handles be removed to install counter balanced ones? Getting older and don't want to work as hard!

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Yes! At least I think so... I just got the SGG, and the co I bought from had two non counters in the back and I got the H20 handles. Haven't used them yet, but they seem solid, just the same as the beaus. I'd imagine you just have drill a hole. I bet cataract would do it for you, they are always great with customer service, I'd just call and ask them what the deal is.
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Can these factory installed handles be removed to install counter balanced ones? Getting older and don't want to work as hard!
The standard handles are epoxied in. Not to say that a long rod pounded up the shaft wouldn't break that loose - but you should check with cataract to see if they know a good way to get the handles out

If you search i did a thread about cutting them down (shorter) and preserving the handles

There may be a way to drop a bunch of washers and pour more epoxy down the shaft from the oar end
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The standard handles are epoxied in. Not to say that a long rod pounded up the shaft wouldn't break that loose - but you should check with cataract to see if they know a good way to get the handles out

If you search i did a thread about cutting them down (shorter) and preserving the handles

There may be a way to drop a bunch of washers and pour more epoxy down the shaft from the oar end
You may also check with sawyer they make some squared ash handles that are counterbalanced. If you cut the other handles off the wood handles will replace the missing handles
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Most epoxies soften with heat.

Worst case, if you destroy it with heat, replace it with a wood handle.
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What brand epoxy did you use to glue the handles back in? I want to cut some 11' shafts down to 10.5'. Thx
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What brand epoxy did you use to glue the handles back in? I want to cut some 11' shafts down to 10.5'. Thx
I used what I had -- 2 part. Seemed to hold but probably not optimum. I'd call Advanced Composites (cataract) in utah they will tell you what type they use ...
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