Saltist tip of the hat

Discussion in 'Fishing Reels' started by scuba e, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. scuba e

    scuba e tool

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    ERIK
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    I recently took in a saltist 20 for service. The complaint was "Doesnt work". It did not. The handle would not turn, I could not push the lever into freespool and the drags seemed fused. It felt as if a part had come loose and bound the gears.
    Once i was able to work the right side plate off I found a large molded salt crystal. I have never seen so much crystalized salt in a a reel. I havent talked to the guy but I am assuming he is a kayaker. This thing had to be dunked and dried many times to get to this point.
    I was pretty sure it was going to be a write off.
    I tore it down and starting cleaning parts. I was amazed that most everything cleaned up very easily. Including the bearings.
    It took about twice as long to service as a normal service takes but when i was done it was a like new reel!
    Just thought I'd share. Daiwa has realy nailed it with this reel. :urno1:
     
  2. steelfish

    steelfish the BBB, Baja Bass Boy..

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    any before & after pics?
     
  3. scuba e

    scuba e tool

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    I realy should have. I did not take any shots as i was in "work mode". When I pulled off the cover plate it looked like another cover was there made from dirty clear plastic. It was solid salt.
    Turns out it is owned by a deckhand who has been hosing it down with the deck hose.
     
  4. SeaHawk IV

    SeaHawk IV Well-Known "Member"

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    Good to know...Thanks
     

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