Aftermarket or oversized base plates

CI_SeaWolf

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  • Feb 13, 2006
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    Tom Farrell
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    Hi, recently purchased a Penn16VISX, and Fathom 40NLD2. They both barely were able to fit on my rods with the factory supplied base plates and screws. 1 rod was a Seeker OSP 1x3 with ALPS reel seat, (that was the 16 VISX). And the other was a Seeker 6465 XH with an anodized Pac Bay reel seat. Does Penn or any aftermarket company make oversized base clamp kits for these reels? I would like to think that the design engineers would consider these issues when making these products.
     

    jer dog

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    Jun 22, 2006
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    Gerry
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    Hi, recently purchased a Penn16VISX, and Fathom 40NLD2. They both barely were able to fit on my rods with the factory supplied base plates and screws. 1 rod was a Seeker OSP 1x3 with ALPS reel seat, (that was the 16 VISX). And the other was a Seeker 6465 XH with an anodized Pac Bay reel seat. Does Penn or any aftermarket company make oversized base clamp kits for these reels? I would like to think that the design engineers would consider these issues when making these products.
    I have the same problem with A Seed Master 16 ,fitting on A Cal star 700 H,
    when they design them I don't think they taught these smaller reels
    would be used on Heavier Rods .
     
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    Highwayman

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  • Jun 25, 2015
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    Sammy
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    My VSX fits on my OSP 1x3 but not my 2x4….just sharing.
     
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    CI_SeaWolf

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  • Feb 13, 2006
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    Tom Farrell
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    After some research, Strike master has some. They are available at Charkbait. I went with a company called Sea Halt. They are actually machining them to my specifications. I will post a picture or two when I get them .
     
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    CI_SeaWolf

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  • Feb 13, 2006
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    Tom Farrell
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    Wellcraft 22' W/A
    Finally got to try the base plates out for size today. They fit great, nice solid pieces of Aluminum Billet
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