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This is how I Tethered my side covers using steal fishing leaders.

I connected the leaders to the "TOP" peg & gromet of the covers.
First, for the "Top rear Peg" I used a 6 inch leader. Removed the hookfrom the leader. Then with a 9 inch leader, remove the "Swivel" end. ( 9 inch is not shown in pic, but the 6 inch is and should give you the idea)
Notice how it is to be "Looped" through itself.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii35/winger77/Tips%20and%20repairs/100_3344.jpg

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii35/winger77/Tips%20and%20repairs/100_3346.jpg


The "Top rear Peg" needs to be drilled. No larger then 1/16 drill bit.( think I used 3/32 ) This is where I "Looped" the 6 inch leader. Then the 9 inch is looped onto the grommet where the peg inserts. Now I have the Hook from the 9 inch hooked onto the Swivel from the 6 inch. This makes it easy to remove the cover completely, and leaving the "Tethers" connected.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii35/winger77/Tips%20and%20repairs/100_3343.jpg

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii35/winger77/Tips%20and%20repairs/100_3348.jpg


For the "Front Top Grommet" , I used only ONE leader ,,,,, 12 inch I think. No need forremoving hook or swivel. Just wrap around the frame and then through the grommet on the cover and hook that.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii35/winger77/Tips%20and%20repairs/100_3349.jpg

I hope this gives anyone ideas,,,,,,, or even better ideas. It's just my own idea. I have thought of adding a small spring thinking it might take up some of the shock if the cover were to ever be blown off. Would like to hear any thoughts of that.
 

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would drilling the pegs make them weaker? I wonder if the leaders could be epoxied on that side...
 

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UBarW wrote:
would drilling the pegs make them weaker? I wonder if the leaders could be epoxied on that side...
Good point,,,,,, I wondered as I did it if it would be weakened. Haven't had a problem, but epoxy wouldn't hurt for sure.
 

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I just replaced the grommets. Holds the side covers nice and snug now.
 

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Although the 85 pegs are somewhat different, I have had mine tethered for about 10 years in similar fashion.

 

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If the covers are getting loose, turning the grommets 1/4 turn helps.

John
 
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