What Can Replace the Broken Intex Oars Connector

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Everybody, who has an Intex Inflatable boat or Intex Kayak has a Paddles with black plastic connector,

Step 1: Start Project Step

Which is not so strong and can be broken easily.It is difficult to find on-line replacement,

and even if you find it, it will cost you around $12-14 + more,more,more.

I found new paddles for $23 on ebay, cheapest price, but I don't need new pair of paddles and
I want to solve this issue with less money.

Step 2: Search Step

I found in Lowes 3/4" pipe connector, which was for $3.60 - I bought two for me.

Step 3: Adjust Step

I made by "Dremel", or you can use any rotary tool, the input and output cap holes little wide just for one millimeter

Step 4: Decorate Steps

Paint them in black.

Step 5: Final Steps

And mount connector to paddles parts.

Caps, then rubber rings

Connect all parts and see the result.

You finished good job and save some money for the beer ;-)))

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KurtMB

9 months ago on Step 1

I totally used this hack today! Two hours paddling on the lake and they were rock solid!
I had to slice ~1/4" off the rubber grommet to allow the caps to catch and twisted them tight by using a vise to hold the cap while I gave it an extra quarter turn. I only had to front a tiny bit with the Dremel 3/8" grinder wheel. Like, only one time around the inside of the caps. Excellent hack!

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SteveC329

1 year ago

have you tested this for use? the only thing holding the oar on place is the rubber ring, which seems. like it could slide over time.

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sanskover

2 years ago

I have sort of the same problem with a Coleman inflatable kayak. It's a similar part. The paddle, once assembled, is one long piece that is made up of three aluminum tubes that connect together with the paddle pieces connected to the ends. The connectors also serve as the handholds when you're paddling. I'm thinking that I'll need something a bit longer than what you've used and that I wouldn't want the ridges. Do you think there's a hardware part like this available at a home center? I still can't believe they don't sell a replacement part for this rather flimsy part. I"m sure lots of people break or lose this part. You can see it in this photo

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jimmyb0nz

4 years ago on Introduction

We broke ours within a few weeks of having it. Need to fix one more and will use this!! I was going to use screws directly thru the plastic to the metal but this is a perfect fix.

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gareth.collier.1985

4 years ago

A great idea on using plumbing parts, something I will keep in mind for when one of mine do break.