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  1. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Reel started making this sound after I serviced it only happens under slight pressure goes away under heavy pressure. Any tips would be very appreciated. I don’t know if I missed a shim or something A link to the video on YouTube shorts
  2. Tackle Evaluation & Product review
    So i have been using fin-nor for over 10 years, i have an estima e-300 for bass and salt water. My bearings started to go on me last year, nothing was stopping that sound of grinding. Sooo i took the winter and researched companies. I had a setback but i ended up building a set off their...
  3. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    After some here get done laughing at me I hope a few will chime in with some info. I loaned a buddy 2 of my down rigger rods to go fishing with another friend of his in his boat. He never said they were going deep sea fishing. My gear is only ever used in fresh water lakes and I keep it all as...
  4. Hudson River
    Hey Guys, Just got a mint baitrunner 3500b off fleabay to go along with my older 3500B... so after playing around with the "new" reel i determined that its MUCH smoother than my older one (ive never disassembled the old one to clean/greese). Im concerned with sending it into Shimano for...
  5. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    My first post. Now that the time is near what is the basic at home prep one can do to ready the reels. Or is it just worth bringing it to a shop to get a $12 tune up.
  6. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hello guys, Can someone point me in the right direction as to where I can find information what type of proper reel maintenance should be done to a reel after surf fishing. What should be oiled or greased, what type of oil or grease. Having trouble finding any info on this subject. Thanks...
  7. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Some people may know of this site already (hope its ok to post it), but check out Alan Tani's site for a whole library of step-by-step tutorials. For example, I've used the tutorials for my Jigmasters, Daiwa SLX's and Saltists. Makes it easier when there are the pictures detailing the whole...
  8. Boaters Forum
    Hi, I bought my first boat, a 1996 21' steiger craft cc., with a 150 h.p. inboard mercruiser last year and used her a few times. At the end of the season I winterized the engine(anti-freeze&fog), put stabil in the gas tank and put her away for the winter. Unfortunately, I can't put the boat in...
  9. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Hi all, hope all is well with the board. I have a question regarding my Sustain reel. This may pertain to all Shimanos built with the maintenance ports. Someone told me they are shipped dry, so I opened mine and it looke dry. Is it true? If so is it better to inject grease or oil. Thank you in...
  10. The Striper Forum
    anyone have recommendation to remove light rust from the trebles from fairly expensive plugs?? I used steel wool which seemed to get most off and do not have the time to reinvested in new trebles. Thanks,
  11. Boat repair issues & Shop Maintenance
    I've been having intermittant problems starting my little 20HP Merc outboard using the key start. Half the time I get nothing when I turn the key and have to use the pull start to start the motor. I've cleaned all connections and believe I've tracked the problem down to the rocker switch in my...
  12. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I dropped my baitrunner in the surf and wet sand engulfed my reel before I could get to it. hence the bail wouldnt close on all the casts and it makes a grinding sound when reeling in. I took off the bail cover and cleaned it out, it was loaded with sand. Still not good I think I need to open...
  13. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Shimano Reel Instruction Manuals - Index Index for All Shimano Reel Schematics Shimano Baitrunners Schematics Baitrunner 3500 Baitrunner 4500 Baitrunner 6500 Thunnus Thunnus 6000F Thunnus 12000F Thunnus 16000F
  14. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I was wandering if any one could walk me through the steps of maintaining, my 6500. I do all my spinning gear, but this is my first conventional and don't want to screw anything up. Thanks in advance.
  15. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    i got 2 penn 8500ss that are in need of some service. i've had them for about 10 years now and never really maintained them all that well. they have withstood dunking, lots of slips and falls on the rocks, and the elements(left in my shed outside through numerous cold winters). what i want...
  16. Boat repair issues & Shop Maintenance
    I found this website: http://www.diy-boat.com/ I was just wonderin if anyone else had read this DIY magazine, it looks like it has some good info in it. I might order one and check it out.
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