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    steve andermatt

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    If the shaft starts wobbling maybe get a bicycle innertube and slide it on the shaft to take up the gap.
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    "Dew" Meeker

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    Terry i use fiberglass shovel handles which of course already have a dowel.... so id recommend one. With one hole what i was finding the pulling and twisting id end up cracking the handle. Name:  002.jpg
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Size:  62.5 KB This is what i ended up doing over the single hole.... SS Ubolt never had any movement since. But a dowel....yes id recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dewcon4414 View Post
    Terry i use fiberglass shovel handles which of course already have a dowel.... so id recommend one. With one hole what i was finding the pulling and twisting id end up cracking the handle. Name:  002.jpg
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Size:  62.5 KB This is what i ended up doing over the single hole.... SS Ubolt never had any movement since. But a dowel....yes id recommend it.
    That's what I was recommending to Terry. With a carbon fiber handle, I'd wrap it in electrical tape to take up any slack, and cut a slot in the tube so it will compress evenly around the handle to hold it firmly without crushing it.
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    Terry, if your attempt to make up the gap wears out just take some West system epoxy and fiberglass cloth and glass up the area where it goes into the scoop. One layer of glass cloth will probably suffice and if it comes out a little too thick you can just sand it down to a perfect fit. I do this often building fishing rods, it isn't hard to do. I must say I am a little surprised the handle doesn't fit the scoop perfectly, many scoops are made to fit the handles perfectly, don't know why yours doesn't. If you glass it up it will last forever which no tape will do. You could also use carbon fiber cloth but it is harder to find than the glass which is sold at any marine supply shop. I have some 4" wide glass cloth around if you want it and if I can find it. You have to sand the shaft lightly to make a good surface for the epoxy to stick to and soak the epoxy fully into the glass cloth.
    Last edited by gunsil; Dec 27, 2020 at 06:26 PM.
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    Rook

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    If you do use duct tape make it the black industrial type. Itís better than the old grey type. Nice looking scoop.
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    After looking at the scoop a bit, I think it should work find in the dry sand and maybe mild use in the wet. After heavy use in the wet or if there are rocks or hard pack, I don't think it will hold up to that type of use/abuse. In a rocky area, the bottom will probably cave in, and it needs some gusseting in the upper corners, or, it will start to crack there. With our coarser sand here at some of our local beaches, I prefer a scoop with bigger holes too. That would clog something awful at most of my beaches.
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    Iggy_AZ

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    Great job Terry
    We both have now the same Minelab Vanquish 540 and now I know the sand scoop I need.
    What was your final decision on the handle head looseness?

    Good job!
    John
    Last edited by Iggy_AZ; Jan 03, 2021 at 09:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggy_AZ View Post
    Great job Terry
    We both have now the same Minelab Vanquish 540 and now I know the sand scoop I need.
    What was your final decision on the handle head looseness?

    Good job!
    John
    Going to try a C-clamp on my next trip out. That should hold it in place better.

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    A C-clamp? How is that going to work?
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    Looks great, should work fine!
    I'd suggest using Friction tape on the handle.....
    I use it on my MD handles, with no issues, even when muddy and soaking wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    A C-clamp? How is that going to work?
    Probably the wrong nomenclature Cudamark, I pay someone to change my oil and headlights! I guess like a stainless steel worm clamp?

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    Yeah, I think you mean a U-bolt like what Dewcon shows in one of his responses. Just make sure it's a stainless one.
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    Your scoop looks just like the one I bought off ebay a few years ago. It came from the Ukraine for $60.00
    Now $49.00
    Last edited by rodgerdodger; Jan 08, 2021 at 01:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    and CKG carbon fiber handle.
    Terry, I have the same handle and want to put a magnet on the top of the handle. DOnít want to drill into the end cap. Any ideas on where to attach it?
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