Penn 349H Drag Issue

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  • Dec 5, 2007
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    I recently picked up an old 349H with a full Accurate kit. The reel looks to have little use for it's age and after a full service and installing a 5 stack drag kit the star wheel backs off spinning while the line plays out. Freespool and anti reverse are excellent and the gears are smooth while cranking. I've never run across this issue before and have been servicing my star drag reels for 30 years. Before ordering a new gear sleeve and star wheel I thought I'd see if anyone has run across this before and how they solved the issue. Thanks,Gary
     
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    Sold my Parker. You can find me on the Red Rooster.
    Did you install the drag correctly? The top metal washer cannot be "eared."
     
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    swami 805

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    sunk it
    Did you put the wavey washer back between the star and handle? Also is the drag stack the same height leaving more space between the handle and star?
     
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  • Dec 5, 2007
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    Thanks Bill, that was the issue. I Jerry rigged a 5 stack from Newell 500 and 114 parts along with the oem washers and had an eared one on top. When I got the reel there was no tension washer in front of the star wheel. With the 5 stack there's not enough space for a tension washer but the problem has been solved and I'm getting 22#'s of drag consistently which is more than I need. Thanks, Gary
     
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    H20buffalo112

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    I have a beautiful black 349 master mariner for sale look at the pictures very carefully it’s in really good shape. hundred dollars

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