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How to plug cut off blank?

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When cutting a butt off or making a repairing how do you plug the blank?

In my case i am repurposing a new butt to a 70/30 Mojo Surf.

I need to plug both ends of salvaged blank.

 

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I’ve used scraps of EVA grip foam cut to fit. Use some glue because the EVA will shrink eventually and fall to the bottom.

You should contact St. Croix and get the proper bottom for your rod. Your salvaged blank will not fit the feral proper and fail breaking both pieces.

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7 hours ago, LowEnd said:

You should contact St. Croix and get the proper bottom for your rod

LOL,The reason I am doing this is because St Croix had no butt sections,finished or blank,that they would sell me.

I've test casted this,it feels great!

Would I prefer a factory butt,absolutley..

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1 hour ago, Chalkdust said:

Tiptop on one end. Butt cap on the other. Hoe hard is this to figure out?

I'm supposed to put a tip top on the new butt section:rav:

Thanks for your help......

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21 mins ago, olvart said:

I'm supposed to put a tip top on the new butt section:rav:

Thanks for your help......

I’m sorry. I really don’t know what you are trying to say or do. I’ve built/rebuilt many rods and never plugged either end or either end at the joint ends. 

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Try Rodgeeks they make the mojo blanks for St.Croix.

While it tests and feels good your scrap blank was not designed to fit that top.
I have tried several times to make Frankenstein rods and have always wound up with a broken rod.

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5 mins ago, LowEnd said:

Try Rodgeeks they make the mojo blanks for St.Croix.

While it tests and feels good your scrap blank was not designed to fit that top.
I have tried several times to make Frankenstein rods and have always wound up with a broken rod.

I appreciate your tip

Rod Geeks contact number 1-800-826-7042

St. Croix Rod
1-800-826-7042

 

It's the same phone number

Same company,same customer servive.....

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18 hours ago, oc1 said:

Cork plug or black neoprene plug from the hardware store.

I was going to use cork originally but where I live the summer temps are 90+ with humidity at 95%.

Don't want the cork to swell .

Will look for rubber/neoprene...

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Thought RG was a separate co. working with St.Croix based on their website “who we are”.  I guess corporate smoke and mirrors.
Find it strange that St.Croix has no extra blanks or rods for warranty purposes.

Did you break the bottom half?

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