Hi folks -
I just retired my old Native Mariner 12.5 after several years of heavy use - 10+ hours per week. I bought another used Native Mariner - so I'm a true believer.
Two questions -
1. On the new "used" kayak - the lower cartridge won't come out. It has been sitting idle in a guys garage for a couple years. I've got the recommended pin/spanner wrench and can't get it to budge. I'm worried if I bang on the wrench I'll break something. Any suggestions? Anybody else have this problem? It works great, but I want to maintain it well.
2. My old unit has a bad upper transmission gear. They're out of stock from Native. I wonder if any of you have an old unit and would part with the transmission gear for a reasonable price. If not - I would be willing to sell my old unit for parts if someone else is interested.