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Aug-15-2009, 03:05 PM #11
- Boat Name
- Very Small
- Join Date
- Murrieta, USA
- Land Surveyor
Classic, "sprayed down with wd40", Charged gringo $30.00 and went back to his tackle shop and taco stand. Freaking love Mexico!!!!!
You ever pick up a day labor guy? Ask him if he knows drywall.... "Si," ask him if he knows electrical.... "Si, senor!!!" Ask him if he knows how to finish cement... "no problem!!!" No matter what you ask.... they do or have done it.
I learned years ago, that these guys will not walk away from a buck. I hired a stucco guy "labor" to stucco my built in BBQ. After the guy put on the "brown coat" my neighbor, who ownes a stucco company, came over and helped me take it all off. As soon as he saw it, he freaking grabs a hammer cursing and starts blasting holes in my BBQ!!! BBQ is BIG, about 25 feet long!!! Ended up with about 400 pds of broken stucco on my BBQ floor. My nieghbor, who had offered to do the work for free (I didn't want to bother him) ended up doing the work.
Aug-15-2009, 03:31 PM #12
I.M.O. the best way to get quality workers in Baja is to go slow. Have them do small jobs first and evaluate their preformance. Remember baja is a bit laid back[.
I've had lots of bad experiences at my place, which is a bit big, and worked thru lots of duds, when you hire them watch their work, and dump them immediately if they don't preform to your satisfaction. Pay attention to what work and the quality all of the time if you don't it's your fault and don't cry about it. Pay attention, or you will lose.]
Aug-16-2009, 07:27 AM #13
Yeah, another guy had recommended this guy, so I tried him out. From now on im going to ask anyone who works on my penns what color the spinfishers used to be.
BTW, any haters be damned. I had to troll with one of my slammers yesterday and it took down a 25-30# albie in style.Forrest Lyman
Aug-16-2009, 07:34 AM #14
Penn Spin fishers
Green. I've got some that I don't use let me know if you want them and I'll look them up.
Aug-16-2009, 07:38 AM #15
i don't use those ones, but my dad collects them. slammers on the other hand are solid, easy to maintain reels with slick drags.Forrest Lyman
Aug-17-2009, 06:48 AM #16
Welcom to Mexico: If I made $40.00 a week, I wouldn't walk away from a buck either. They have got to somehow feed their 8 kids....... that's life.
Aug-17-2009, 07:01 AM #17
- david jones
- Boat Name
- cabo 216, christina
- Join Date
- sport fishing
"Just got it serviced"
I'm amazed at how frequently customers down here have problems with their reels and then say, " I had it serviced right before I came down." Problems have included
- Concave washers mounted improperly
- Dirty drag washers
- Screws not tightened, or over tightened
- Spectra loaded to loosely
- Knot between spectra and mono improperly executed
- No apparent service done at all (I open it and it's full of old goo)
For me the two most important things are to
#1 Learn a little about your reel maintenance yourself. Many of the small problems (not requiring parts) you can do yourself, and even if you can't you will be more conversant in the diagnosis and repair conversations.
#2 Find a a good local shop that you can trust, either by hit or miss sampling or better through referral from friends. Don't shy away from factory maintenance, I have found that the Shimano factory service program, for example, has been excellent and is convenient to the SoCalers.
David"The errors of the wise man make the rules for the fool"
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