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Nboard10
04-22-2008, 10:13 AM
I am looking to replace the grab handles on my 2000 Kamberra. I spoke to a dealer yesterday who told me I am ONLY able to order the specific handles made for my boat. Unfortunately, SS handles were not made in 2000, therefore, I cannot get those through this dealer. Is this strange??

I asked the dealer if I could order LSV grab handles, he said no. He also said he did not have time to measure the distance between the screws in the new handles (For an LSV or XLV) to see if they could easily be used in my boat.

If anyone here has a moment to measure a handle in their boat - I would REALLY appreciate it! If they match up, (my screws are 7 & 1/2 inches apart) I will call back and tell him I have an LSV or whatever to get the product I want...lol

Thank you in advance!!

ian ashton
04-22-2008, 11:06 AM
Sounds like you should call another dealer, thats terrible customer service!

K_E_N
04-22-2008, 02:24 PM
I will eventually replace the plastic handles in my '04 LSV with ss. Just too cheap to release the money right now. I just bought the boat and have other things of more importance to address right now such as ballast, stereo, etc.
However, check out these that I found on ebay. I realize they are listed as 8 inch, but you might could redrill one of the holes and make these work if you can't get a dealer to work with you.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/8-Stainless-Steel-Handrail_W0QQitemZ230223078243QQcmdZViewItem?_trks id=p3286.m20.l1116

Nboard10
04-23-2008, 09:57 AM
Great suggestions Ken!

Thank you!

I agree, the price is brutal to replace all the handles.

Ken, if you get a moment, can you measure the handles you have in your 04 LSV? Are they 8 inches as you are looking for 8 inch replacements?

I am hoping that the base of hte handle (in contact with the boat) will be large enough to hide the hole that was left from the previous handle.

THanks!

vfrdude
04-23-2008, 03:14 PM
I think all you need to do is elongate the existing holes a little, and the 8" grab rails will work.

Sled491
04-23-2008, 09:36 PM
NB10, that's what I would do, just elongate the holes. the 5/8th or 3/4 base whatever it is should easily cover the oversized holes.

K_E_N
04-24-2008, 12:18 PM
Nboard, I'll measure them for you today when I get off work. Should be around 5pm Central time. I'll post my results tonight.

I'll try not to forget.

K_E_N
04-24-2008, 10:43 PM
2004 LSV front grab handles (handrails) are 7 3/4" bolt to bolt.

Nboard10
04-25-2008, 11:43 AM
KEN - thanks so much!!

I will order those then.

BTW - I spoke to Club Royale in Michigan. A guy name Race helped me out - he has AWESOME customer service. If you need something - don't hesitate to contact these guys!

ian ashton
04-25-2008, 12:11 PM
Club Royale is great, its where I have my Outback ordered.

K_E_N
05-28-2008, 11:42 AM
NBoard10, did you buy those handles? If so, how well did they fit and work?

Nboard10
06-02-2008, 12:06 PM
KEN - I did order the handles from Club Royale.

I had to make the previous holes for the old handles slightly larger - but not much. They fit great - very solid and look awesome.

Such a cleaner look - and much less maintenance...

Thanks for your help in measuring yours for me! I really appreciate your assistance.