TIP: Stuck Hardware
When it comes to replacing handles or accessories on many different models of kayaks out there you will run into frozen/stuck hardware. Many of these situations are due to the kayaks having threaded inserts molded into the kayak.
Before you start screwing/wrenching on this hardware, try and get a feel if the hardware itself is turning. We run into the problem of the insert wanting to spin which will crack the hull in that area and make for a time consuming repair. First try soaking the hardware with a penetrating oil/lubricant and then slowly working the hardware back and forth until you can free it up.