RE:please, please, HELP !!!
Jason, you may be able to repair this(if not under warrenty) by using the spigot type ferrule. get the right size for the female end then grind down the other end till it fits into the cut off part of the male end. i would cut off as little as possible then buy some fiberglass sheeting(for bodywork or canoe repair) pull a single thread out and 1 drop of superglue to anchor it wind it around the blank till you get very close to the spigot tack down again(sparingly, you only need to hold it temporarily). coat with flexcoat and your good to go in a couple days. good luck, and let us know how you make out , and what method you use.