Alantani...Ocean Mark Blue Heaven Reel

Discussion in 'Reel Repair' started by Ragman, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Ragman

    Ragman Moderator

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    hey Alan!

    I know how busy you are, but what is your first assessment of this reel?
     
  2. alantani

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    i've got a BIG order to finish first, then i'll jump into this one. i saw a photo of the guts of the reel a while back and i think it has cork drags. stay tuned...... alan

    hey Alan!

    I know how busy you are, but what is your first assessment of this reel?
     

  3. bunile

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    cAN YOU SMELL THE CORK DRAGS AND TELL IF iT HAS FISHED A GOOD YEAR? Cheers!!
     
  4. hatidua

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    Many inquiring minds are eager for your assessment Alan :)
     
  5. YMMV

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    Any updates on this?
     
  6. Fishhead56

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    I would like to see a general cork drag maintenace or replacement thread,
    I understand (contact smoothy drags) is the pat answer.
    But I would like to learn more. From new post or from post that I missed.

    Like why ever put them in a 300$ plus reel?
    Why do they skip, lock then slip ect.?
    When a little wet what is happening. ?
    Why have one large cork drag washer and a small <Dia> stack of fiber washers in the same reel? Refer to ? #1

    Is it just $$$$ or something else..

    Hint older US made Fin Nor AHAB 20, and Please don't reference current Fin - nor os series.
    unless info applies,
    But if upgrading all drag washers is best, that is good how to info also.

    This post is almost like a skipping drag,,,,,,I hope I make my request clear
    Thanks

    Kev
     
  7. Ragman

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    Alantani called me yesterday and reviewed his blueprinting of the reel.

    He should have it posted soon. It's a very interesting break down.
     
  8. lordhell

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    Alantani called me yesterday and reviewed his blueprinting of the reel.

    He should have it posted soon. It's a very interesting break down.

    Ragman, did you send the L120 or L50 to Alan? Interesting that it's got cork drags...
     
  9. Ragman

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    Ragman, did you send the L120 or L50 to Alan? Interesting that it's got cork drags...

    He reworked my L120.

    It has carbon fiber, greased drags now.