Saltist 20 bearing size

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  1. orngez

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    Looking to replace the cheap bushing under the spool adjustment cap on my saltist 20...anyone know what size bearing I would need?? I know some people on the forum have done it but no one lists a bearing size...any help would be appreciated....
     
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    is it the 4x11x4 or the 8x14x4 bearing size? btw thank you for the linky....
     
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    if you take a look at the bushing you should me able to tell, if not, then a ruler should do the trick.
     
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    I got the bearing replacement kit from Smoothdrag. Neither of the 2 bearings will fit that little plastic bushing for the spool tension knob. That bearing is a tad smaller than the 4x11x4, which replaces the spool bearing on the clicker side of the reel!
     
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    Try calling Diawa to see if the Saltiga 20/30L bearing will fit...I mic it and the shaft size is about 3mm and the outer diameter is about 10.5mm---don't think they make a 10.5mm bearing.
     
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    UPDATE: for anyone wanting to do this a 3x8x4 bearing from boca bearings fit perfectly...
     
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    Orngez, great news! I just got my Saltiga 40 and was getting ready to pop the bearing out to measure it! Now I gotta order the 3 bearings for the Saltiga and the Ctex drags for it!
     
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    what's the main reason to change bushing for a bearing?
    also, if you already didnt would you mind put a tutorial of how-to maybe I can do it myself

    excuse me but I new in this kind of reel (before saltist owner I was penn 113 and penn 500L guy).

    tnx and regards from Baja
     
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    honestly...all i did was look at Alan Tani's tutorial of how to take apart a saltist 40 and just fiddled around from there...a screw driver, wrench, and a pair of pliers is all it took....makes the reel MUCH smoother...
     
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    tnx Justing..

    I think I will try it... then mag it

    BTW. in boca bearing there are 3 different 3x8x4 , which part number is the right one?
     
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    depends what you want...i believe the different numbers are for stainless or ceramic bearings...depends how good of a bearing you want....
     
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    ok..
    last question

    which one would be better for a saltist 20H and 30th?
    20H on the surf and occasional inshore fishing
    30TH irons and occasional baitfishing

    tnx for your help
     
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    ok, so i've been fiddling with this xtreme reel + lubricant for the last week. it's amazing stuff. it almost eliminates the need to clean the bearings prior to lubricating them. i still do not know about it's corrosion resistance, but the freespool is so great that it's starting not to matter! alan
     
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    Hello Alan, nice to see you here, this lubricant is recommended once new bearings are installed in saltist or can be applied with good results on the actual bushings?
     
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    it can be applied to anything. you will know immediately how well it works.
     
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    if i were you, i would fill the saltist 20 with 2/3 spool worth of 50# spec and run 15-25# topshots on it for the surf, bay, kelp, or offshore tuna.

    The 30th i would rig same as the 20 except run 25-30# topshots on it for fishing bait. i wouldnt use it for iron since it holds about 120 yards of 40# and you have to push your rod, reel, line, iron to the max to get a yt in. My friend uses a 30Th with 40# for iron and says it works great but personally i dont like it. i use my 30TH strictly for 30# bait and rockfishing
     
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    actually my 30TH has 40# braid JB and topshot 40# blue Pline and works great
    my 20H I will use it with 200yd 20# braid backing and 20#mono top leader, I think 20#braid is too thin but what I really want is just a little more line capacity , basically I will be always fishing mono
     
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    ceramic hybrid bearings are ideal for salt water environments. ceramic is impervious to most elements and it will not rust or corrode. we also typically recommend an ABEC #5 or 7 for fishing reel bearings.

    there still seems to be some debate over which size is the right one, but if it is the 3x8x4 mm then this is the one i would suggest:

    http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.aspx?p=product&id=7301&n=SMR693C-YZZ_#5_NB2

    we will also be bringing in an ABEC #7 for fishing reels this summer, but it is not in stock yet:

    http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.aspx?p=product&id=16946&n=SMR693C-2OS_#7_AF2

    these fishing reel bearings have "rubber seals" that are non-contact seals so they do not create any drag and they act are more like "rubber shields." let me know if you have any other questions.

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    Thanks Jason for your reply

    you got an email
     

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