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Loose Reel Seat

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I have an Okuma Halogen baitcast rod, the reel seat is loose so the reel wobbles-for lack of a better word- side to side. Is there a way to repair this? I don't know anything about rod building. Any help or suggestion appreciated .

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Looks to me as though the blank is exposed on top side of seat.

If seat is so loose that it rotates 360 degrees - apply a good epoxy (my choice for rod building - West System GFlex 650) to visable blank in seat.  Then rotate seat to spread epoxy all the e[way around.  You may have to apply more epoxy as you rotate.

 

Make sure you  re-center seat.  Wipe off excess epoxy with DRY paper towel.  Then clean with paper towel slightly damped with alcohol.  Make sure towel is not soaking wet with alcohol - the alcohol will wick into seat and weaken the bond.

Herb

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I fixed one by drilling a hole into the reel seat under where the reel foot sits and forcing in some rod paste/epoxy. Seems to be working well. 

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13 hours ago, mtfallon88 said:

I fixed one by drilling a hole into the reel seat under where the reel foot sits and forcing in some rod paste/epoxy. Seems to be working well. 

MaCe,

With a seat with exposed blank - means you have no bushing under the seat - means if you drill - you will be drilling through blank.

Herb

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Herb,

Not yet. The rod is at shore house, was hoping to get there this weekend but did not. I will update once I get to work on the rod. Thanks for the follow-up.

 

MaCe1

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On 4/2/2022 at 9:43 AM, HL said:

MaCe1

Did you do anything yet?  Keep up apprised.

Herb

Finally got around to this, used some marine sealant. Will see how it holds up.

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MaC

Unfortunatley - probably not.  Too viscus and it's a sealant - not an adheasive.

Herb

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