Re: Regreasing my Penn
Shouldn't be, it's a very simple reel
Download and print a schematic
Take the reel apart
Place the parts in a bowl of naptha / lighter fluid (same thing)
Dig out any buildup in the reel body with a popsicle stick and some q tips
Scrape and scrub the parts clean, an old firm toothbrush works best
Oil the bearing
Pick up a container of Corrosion Block marine grease at West marine and put the reel back together filling the entire body with the grease as you go - you want a little to squeeze out as you screw the sideplate back on.
Reel is now completely waterproof and ready for the toughest wettest abuse you can put it through. My 650 used to fish Montauk where it would spend a ridiculous amount of time underwater.
If this is a reel that never gets wet, bait, boat.... you can save a few bucks and use a different less expensive grease and not pack the reel. In this case you'll need a stickier grease than Corrosion Block. Yamaha Yamalube Marine Grease is a good choice for that.
Just be sure that all the inside surfaces have a thin film and there's a decent amount on any moving parts.
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