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Hemlock

Clam 5600 poles

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Hemlock

I aquired an older Clam 5600 in good shape, and I'm not overly impressed with the pole system. It's got plastic joints, 3 on each corner, 12 in total. They just aren't a good deal. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make them better? I know Clam can sell me a new set of poles for $100 bucks or so, but it's a house that is soon to be my spare and I just want to try and make it better without dropping too much $$ into it.

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kslipsinker

You can replace the plastic clips. They redesigned them quite a while ago, and they are very good now. I replace all the clips on one of my Clams, and they are still going strong after 10 years. They only cost about $12 for a bag of 12 or so.

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Hemlock

Thanks Kslipsinker. I called and asked, and I think that might be a thing of the past. You mentioned that you did this ten years ago? That's probably where I missed out. Oh well, it works and it's a great house. Will be good for a spare/back up once I upgrade.

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