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#1 BrianBM

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Posted November 08 2008 - 9:55 PM

Given how useful these reviews would be to someone trying to repair or customize a reel, should these reviews, along with DJ's and Sergio's older reviews, be copied into the Reel Maintainence and Repair forum too?
Just a thought.



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Posted November 09 2008 - 12:48 AM

IMO, any and all useful, reel info, should eventually make it's way there. It'll make it easy for the members.


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Posted November 09 2008 - 12:53 AM

yes



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Posted November 09 2008 - 1:17 AM

Some of HPD's stuff should also be stuck in there.



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Posted November 09 2008 - 8:36 AM

Yes, and let's not forget Rich Smith's "self service" on the VS.It was because of his tread on SOL that I started serving my VS.



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Posted November 09 2008 - 8:43 AM

They are wonderful reading, very insightful, and quite helpful. Had a question on his last one, however. He states, "Yes, it's a sealed ball bearing............ Sealed bearings are different from shielded bearings. Sealed ones are actually water tight and can run safely underwater, and in the Sargus's case they double task as seals to keep water out of the body. They are fit tightly enough in the housing to stop water getting in around them. World class sealing, much simpler and less complicated than separate rubber seals over shielded bearings.". Maybe I'm wrong on this, certainly Mr Hawk knows far more than me, but I think sealed bearings are dust tight, not water tight. Maybe more water resistant, but submersible???...........anyone know if this is true?



#7 Alan Hawk

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Posted November 09 2008 - 7:36 PM

They are wonderful reading, very insightful, and quite helpful. Had a question on his last one, however. He states, "Yes, it's a sealed ball bearing............ Sealed bearings are different from shielded bearings. Sealed ones are actually water tight and can run safely underwater, and in the Sargus's case they double task as seals to keep water out of the body. They are fit tightly enough in the housing to stop water getting in around them. World class sealing, much simpler and less complicated than separate rubber seals over shielded bearings.". Maybe I'm wrong on this, certainly Mr Hawk knows far more than me, but I think sealed bearings are dust tight, not water tight. Maybe more water resistant, but submersible???...........anyone know if this is true?

You are confusing 'shielded' bearings, which are dust proof, with 'sealed bearings' which are water proof. Check this pbf from a bearing maker http://www.promshop.....r_bearings.pdf Search for the word 'water' and check page 2 where it states that their sealed bearings are water proof
Thanks for the kind words



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Posted November 09 2008 - 7:44 PM

Thanks Brain for the thread. If this is to be done, I'd like to upgrade those old reviews with better photographs in order for them to be of actual help. My digital camera was horrible back then, to say the least

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Posted November 09 2008 - 11:06 PM

It's a thought. HPD's reviews are use-based, like DJ's, so they are different; but I recall at least one DJ review about replacing one particular component in the SS reels that extended the use I gave mine by a couple of years.
Sudsy has done a couple that I'd like to see preserved in RM&R or some other archive too. I don't lurk or post in Distance Casting enough to know all of what's been there, but there are some very knowledgeable souls (Blackbeard, for one) who may well have diagrammed things that ought to be kept forever, or as near to it as this site permits .... in the meantime, I printed Alan's Sargus 8000 review. Into the looseleaf binder it goes. Don't own one, don't expect to, but .... ya never know. Especially if someone starts machining upgrade parts.



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Posted November 10 2008 - 12:11 PM

yeah, good stuff.
I didn't even realize we had a Reel Maint. forum
I guess I should of posted this in there:
http://www.striperso....d.php?t=621236