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Old 02-28-2011, 12:08 AM
keving12 keving12 is offline
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Default Abu Ambassadueur 6000

FYI. I read on a different post that this reel cannot be retrofitted with ball bearings vs. bushings. (would be a 6000c). However, I sent mine back to the factory and they can and are doing this. (pre 1,000,000 serial# 1967-1969). They do not recommend for use in saltwater however. Beautiful workhorse of a reel. (Made in Sweden back then).

Just adding some old info.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Abu Ambassadeur 6000

I believe the issue is the little amount of protection the bearings have from sea water. If you clean the reel thoroughly after every trip it should not be a problem. Most of my Abus have bearings and I've had no problems.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:23 AM
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Default Re: Abu Ambassadueur 6000

Get yourself some ceramic hybrid bearings that are packed with grease and sealed and you should have no problems with saltwater.
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