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Seem to work pretty decently. Great for sit in kayaks because you can reach underneath the screws. I used these for a sit on top kayak (pelican bandit). Did not use the bag full of hardware (it comes with a lot of extra pieces). Bought toggle bolts to attach to kayak. Seems to work great so far. Only problem with toggle bolts is they only work for one of the 2 holes on each end of the handle leaving the handle to move slightly when you grab it. Not a big deal at all. Overall seems to be a good purchase as of now.
The handles seem to be well made and I see no reason to believe that they won’t last. While the handles themselves are properly sized for my L.L. Bean kayak, the end tabs used to secure them to the kayak were not. There are two alternate spots to punch out to insert the screws through the handles to attach to the kayak, both of which were too small for the hardware on my kayak. I had to drill through the plastic to enlarge them so that I could use the screws that originally came with the kayak. (The handles came with an assortment of new screws, none of which fit my boat.). It does not appear as though enlarging the holes will affect the integrity of the handles, but only time will tell.
The handles seem great and ergonomic - HOWEVER - when the description says that stainless hardware is included - I expected it to come with bolts and nuts. It came with wood screws and grommets. YOU NEED TO SPECIFY THAT IT COMES WITH WOOD SCREWS - AND THAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE BOLTS AND NUTS. EDIT - I did install the handles with the included wood screws (new install - not a replacement over old holes). The handle DOES feel secure with the included wood screws in the plastic kayak.. I'll test it out this weekend.
These are great handles and really help me carry my kayak by myself. I wound up using rivets because I have a sit on top kayak.
The thing I didn’t like is there were no pre drilled holes in the handles. I was able to drill my own, but it wasn’t the easiest to do since you have to drill through the plastic and fabric part of the handle. Be careful if you’re drilling your own.
A tad long for the sit-on-top kayak we have, but better than broken handles! Note, these handles come with regular screws (ie, assuming you don't have existing holes). I was able to get the existing kayak screws to work.