Well it is not a spline head though it sure looks like it. Tried metric and us sized spline sockets from lowes. either too big or too small, no just right goldilocks here.
Am following carldelo’s advice and just sent an email to McMaster-Carr. Also dropped by my favorite garage to schedule an oil change and showed it to the mechanic. he likes a challenge, says he has some tiny vice grips and another idea or two.
will know next week when I take it in. Again thanks for all the suggestions.
just sold my two canoes and bought a new kayak. had it out a couple of times and love it weighs just 42 pounds and has a lot of glide. need to get this rail taken care of as I want to take it downriver and then review it here.
it’s a Hurricane Skimmer 116.