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VanMan71
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Joined: Sun Dec 22nd, 2019
Location: Salt Rock, South Africa
Posts: 3
Equipment: Diawa SL 30, Kingfisher 14" medium, Double X 27 pd
Best Catch: Sand Shark, approx 60kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dolphin Coast - Salt Rock to Tinley Manor
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Mana: 
Hello peeps,

I went fishing this morning, and whilst looking for a stumpie, I hooked a monster sandy. Anyway, after about 40 minutes of fighting, my butt section fractured (from the point where the mid section fits in, for about 10cm on the front and back).

Is there anyway to repair this? The rod was a Kingfisher Posiedon Coastline 13'6.

Pretty annoyed tbh, bought the rod for scratching large edibles, so didn't expect the world, but this fracture seems like a flaw in the design.

Cheers,

tackle addiction
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Joined: Thu Oct 1st, 2015
Location: Capetown, South Africa
Posts: 199
Equipment: clarus rod 7ft. corvalus 400 reel. magma rod 731MHC. lubina ...
Best Catch: 5kg steenbrass.18kg leervis.4kg mullet.5kg elf.23kg carp.5kg bass.
Favorite Fishing Spot: estuaries.
Boat: dont have.
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Mana: 
Hi how bad is it any pictures..?

VanMan71
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Joined: Sun Dec 22nd, 2019
Location: Salt Rock, South Africa
Posts: 3
Equipment: Diawa SL 30, Kingfisher 14" medium, Double X 27 pd
Best Catch: Sand Shark, approx 60kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dolphin Coast - Salt Rock to Tinley Manor
Boat: NA
Club: NA
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Mana: 
Hi,

See attached image. It has an identical fracture o the other side. I thought of maybe using epoxy and an additional material. Not sure how strong that bond would be though.

I guess I could ask Kingfisher if they sell the sections individually.

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Last edited on Sun Dec 29th, 2019 06:10 am by VanMan71

tackle addiction
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Joined: Thu Oct 1st, 2015
Location: Capetown, South Africa
Posts: 199
Equipment: clarus rod 7ft. corvalus 400 reel. magma rod 731MHC. lubina ...
Best Catch: 5kg steenbrass.18kg leervis.4kg mullet.5kg elf.23kg carp.5kg bass.
Favorite Fishing Spot: estuaries.
Boat: dont have.
Club: fish alone.
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Mana: 
Hi open up the cracks with a fine hacksaw blade just deep inuff to pour into the cracks apoxy resin..that should work..

tackle addiction
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Joined: Thu Oct 1st, 2015
Location: Capetown, South Africa
Posts: 199
Equipment: clarus rod 7ft. corvalus 400 reel. magma rod 731MHC. lubina ...
Best Catch: 5kg steenbrass.18kg leervis.4kg mullet.5kg elf.23kg carp.5kg bass.
Favorite Fishing Spot: estuaries.
Boat: dont have.
Club: fish alone.
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Mana: 
Another option is to use fiberglass tape and apoxy resin over the tape..that will also work.

tackle addiction
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Joined: Thu Oct 1st, 2015
Location: Capetown, South Africa
Posts: 199
Equipment: clarus rod 7ft. corvalus 400 reel. magma rod 731MHC. lubina ...
Best Catch: 5kg steenbrass.18kg leervis.4kg mullet.5kg elf.23kg carp.5kg bass.
Favorite Fishing Spot: estuaries.
Boat: dont have.
Club: fish alone.
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Mana: 
Another option is to use fiberglass cloth and apoxy resin over that.. That should also work.

VanMan71
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Joined: Sun Dec 22nd, 2019
Location: Salt Rock, South Africa
Posts: 3
Equipment: Diawa SL 30, Kingfisher 14" medium, Double X 27 pd
Best Catch: Sand Shark, approx 60kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Dolphin Coast - Salt Rock to Tinley Manor
Boat: NA
Club: NA
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Mana: 
Cheers thanks for the recomendations. I'll try an epoxy based option. If I holds tight after another long battle, will let you all know.

tackle addiction
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Joined: Thu Oct 1st, 2015
Location: Capetown, South Africa
Posts: 199
Equipment: clarus rod 7ft. corvalus 400 reel. magma rod 731MHC. lubina ...
Best Catch: 5kg steenbrass.18kg leervis.4kg mullet.5kg elf.23kg carp.5kg bass.
Favorite Fishing Spot: estuaries.
Boat: dont have.
Club: fish alone.
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Mana: 
Your welcome cheers

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Location: Louis Trichardt, South Africa
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Mana: 
The same happened to one of my Black Hole Nanos... It was on an offshore trip and I got smashed by a rather large Tuna, which I managed to land :cool:... Anyway so the skipper and I cut off about 70mm of the EVA (it was a butt join popping rod) and we bound it with sail stitching twine... I fished it hard for the rest of the trip without further incident. When I returned, I took it to Enigma (Craig Neil at CDS in Centurion) and he removed our repair and then bound it again with carbon fiber and replaced the fore grip EVA.