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How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord

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  1. How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Find the attachment points: étape 1, image 1 de 1
    • Identify the attachment points where the bungee cord is connected. These are usually eyelets, D-rings, or hooks.

  2. How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Remove the old bungee cord: étape 2, image 1 de 2 How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Remove the old bungee cord: étape 2, image 2 de 2
    • Carefully cut and pull off the old bungee cord from the attachment point using scissors or a knife.

  3. How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Measure and cut the new bungee cord: étape 3, image 1 de 3 How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Measure and cut the new bungee cord: étape 3, image 2 de 3 How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Measure and cut the new bungee cord: étape 3, image 3 de 3
    • Lay the new bungee cord alongside the old one.

    • Add a few extra inches to your measurement for adjustments and securing the ends.

    • Use scissors or a knife to cut the cord to the required length.

  4. How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Attach the new bungee cord: étape 4, image 1 de 3 How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Attach the new bungee cord: étape 4, image 2 de 3 How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Attach the new bungee cord: étape 4, image 3 de 3
    • Push the cord through either of the attachment points closest to the middle of the kayak.

    • You may use a pen to help guide the cord through if it doesn't go through easily on its own.

    • Tie a simple overhand knot to secure the cord on this end.

    • Thread the cord through the opposite attachment point and then to the next point on the opposite end and repeat - Creating a criss-cross pattern as you thread away from the center of the kayak.

  5. How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Test and adjust: étape 5, image 1 de 2 How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Test and adjust: étape 5, image 2 de 2
    • Gently pull on the new bungee cord to make sure it is securely attached and provides the desired tension.

    • You want the cord to be taut but not overly tight.

  6. How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Trim any excess cord: étape 6, image 1 de 2 How to Replace a Kayak Bungee/Shock Cord, Trim any excess cord: étape 6, image 2 de 2
    • Once you are satisfied with the placement and tension of the new bungee cord, tie another overhand knot to secure the bungee on this end of the kayak.

    • Finally, trim any excess length using scissors or a knife.

Conclusion

Follow these steps to remove an old bungee cord and secure a new one to your kayak.

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