Mak 30/PCH 741 XXXH issue

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  1. Deep Cover

    Deep Cover Newbie

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    I’ve got a Mak 30 paired with a PCH 741 XXXH. It seems like the Alps reel seat is thinner than usual and I’m having issues with the clamp fitting correctly on the rod. Initially, the sleeves bottomed out at the top of the sleeve before it was tight enough. I tried adding a washer to watch side. I was able to get the clamp tighter but the sleeve bottomed out on top of the nut. I tried adding some electrical tape to the area beneath the clamp and that helped too but I’m not sure it will hold.

    Are there any tricks to fixing this issue?
     
  2. InDeepShip

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    Try taking the reel on the rod and somewhat snug it up then take the butt of the rod and tap it on the ground. It helps me get it just alittle tighter
     
  3. clevel

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    I had similar issue fitting a Mak SEA 20 on a Calstar rod. I used a 1/4 in thick rubber washer and placed it between the reel and the rod.
     
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  4. DennisV

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    I'd jury-rig a smaller set up but I don't think I would mess with big heavy rig like that. You don't want to be worrying about that with a cow on the other end. I'd send it back to Okuma and say get this right.
     
  5. Deep Cover

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    I went with the rubber washers under the rod clamp, seems to have worked but I didn’t hook a fish onnthat rod to really test it out.
     
  6. Ralph C

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    Jake

    I had the same problem with my Deck Hand Rod when putting on reel using a Cork Puppy Clamp. I ground down the Clamp nuts just enough to have a few threads showing on both side, to get the reel tight. A loose reels a Pain when Hooked Up. Then bought a extra set ofAvet LX Reel Clamp Nuts to use the reel on a Rod with a thicker reel set.
     
  7. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Call Okuma. Perhaps they can supply different nuts.
     
  8. qchau

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    I used electrical taped and wrapped a piece of rubber on the clamp to increase it's width....worked like a charm.
     
  9. Lipripper#1504

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    Mak16 fits fine...JFYI
     
  10. Highwayman

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    I cut PVC pipe choosing the right diameter/color and shape it to the cork puppy or reel clamp and rod. I’ve made a few and use them in different combinations.
     
  11. fujirose

    fujirose Well-Known "Member"

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    Whenever I use a Cork Puppy, I use nylon "spacer washers" along with the original studs and nuts for the reels. I use the original nuts and and clamp studs for the reels in the case that I end up swapping the reels around, or loan them out on a LR trip.

    I originally used pieces of garden hose under the reels seats and under the Cork Puppy to take up the slack, a common technique passed on to me by the late Sean Bickle, engineer from the Royal Star.
     

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