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If you could get them to mate, perhaps their offspring would work properly!I have 3 aluminium telescopic boat hooks.
2 refuse to lock and the other is perman
Thank you for that suggestion and to others who responded.I have always found that WD40 will free an aluminium boathook if left to soak down the join vertically for a few hours. It also clears out the salts/oxidization that seems to stop them locking.
Pour boiling water over the joins. Salt crystals form and make it hard to move.Thank you for that suggestion and to others who responded.
I‘ve sprayed in the WD40.
my instinct said ‘use WD40’ but I felt that there had to be some trick like removing the bottom handgrip to access the mechanism.
How can I dismantle ???If you could get them to mate, perhaps their offspring would work properly!
For the one that is (I guess) seized, you could try pouring plenty of hot water over/into the joint, then while it is hot grip the two parts with gloves (better still have one gripped by e.g. soft filter wrench secured to something solid) and twist.
For the ones that refuse to lock, dismantle and inspect the fittings to see why they don't work. If all else fails, clean the ends up thoroughly and glue the two parts together with epoxy adhesive.
The most sure-fire way of dismantling a telescopic boathook is to stand on a boat with the boathook in your hands, hook onto a mooring ring or whatever else that you want to draw towards the boat (or vice versa) and pull!How can I dismantle ???
Then lasso the buoyThe most sure-fire way of dismantling a telescopic boathook is to stand on a boat with the boathook in your hands, hook onto a mooring ring or whatever else that you want to draw towards the boat (or vice versa) and pull!
The more urgent your need to pull the two things together the more likely dismantling will be successful!
Apologies for repeat anecdote ... A couple of years I went through the Crinan Canal in company with a large RM. Its skipper didn't like the way my bow line and his stern line rubbed, so he used his extending boathook to pull them apart. Eventually he pulled so hard that the grip gave way and the business end of his boathook fired like an arrow clean over my boat and disappeared from sight at the back of the lock.Find a nearby skip. Any real force pulling an extender will cause it to pop out eventually.