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What is the Length of the Thule Replacement Carriage Bolt # 915-0650-54

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I have two Thule kayak J rack systems. One of the racks is a Thule 835 Hull-A-Port that I bought new. The other one was one I bought off a guy ten years ago and its as basic of a Thule as they get. They spent a winter or two in the elements and I have to replace some parts. I purchased the recommended carriage bolts xadapt3 adapter kit and some replacement 3 wing knobs however the replacement knobs were not a snug fit for the bolts and the slightest breeze made them unwind. So NOT using those. Back to square one. I think I found what I need on this site, but there are two different bolts pictured under my Thule 835 search. One appears to be VERY short and I want to make sure that what Im purchasing is what I need. The bolts I need are approximately 2.5 inches long. The longer one is called something different and I have no idea what a sidearm is. If I get the longer bolt, will the 3 wing knob m6 fit with them? My father has my yaks right now with some makeshift bolts so I cant get pictures until I meet up next weekend, but I really wanted to have the replacement parts with me so that I can swap them out when I see him so Im not worried about them flying off of his van. Please help.

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The Replacement M6x50 Carriage Bolt for Thule Carries measures 50 mm long or 1.97 inches long.

I did find a M6 carriage bolt, Thule # 915-068-054, that measure 80 mm or at 3.15 inches long. This is the only bolt that Thule offers.

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