Broken Coil Tab

saanich2018

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I have been at the beach and was cleaning up my 800 before going home. I just realized on of the tabs where the rod connects to the coil is broken.
Has anyone else run into this problem? Is there a repair method?
I have had my 800 for about four years so I assume it is not under warranty.
Suggestions?? Help!!
 
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zigzag

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There is a tab stiffener available for about $10 that is simple to install in about 2 minutes. I can't believe Minelab hasn't taken care of this problem yet.
 
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saanich2018

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There is a tab stiffener available for about $10 that is simple to install in about 2 minutes. I can't believe Minelab hasn't taken care of this problem yet.
Can you PLEASE provide more information on the tab stiffener you refer too?
 

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Can you PLEASE provide more information on the tab stiffener you refer too?
Google Minelab Equinox tab stiffener you will find a lot of choices.
 

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It's a common problem. I'm on my third one myself! Out of warranty, I'd use some marine epoxy to re-attach the ear, and then use an ear stiffener as mentioned.
 

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Careful, as you can break the stiffeners as well if you tighten the screw too much...I have first hand knowledge.. Daaaaa
 

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On my CTX3030 large 11' x 14" coil with broken ear, I made a stiffener from plexiglass the same shape as the original. Reattached the original ear with JB Weld and then used JB Weld to attach the plexiglass along side of the original. I ended up buying a new coil because I did not think this fix would work long term. That was over 5 years ago and the new coil is still in the box.
 

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