Saragosa 18000 Main Shaft Play

Discussion in 'Reels' started by shooter75, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. shooter75

    shooter75 Member

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    This question is to the Saragosa owners out there. Is there suppose to be play when you hold your spool and push and pull on it? My new Saragosa 18000 does; however, my Cabo 80 doesn't! Any feedback would be great!

    Thanks
    Eric
     
  2. Gozz

    Gozz Senior Member

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    Yep mine does the same.
    Don't think it's anything to worry about.
    Hope not anyway.
     

  3. hawgs

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    I felt that on mine and was worried I did something wrong when changing the drag washers. Glad to see I'm not the only one.
     
  4. shooter75

    shooter75 Member

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    Thats exactly what I thought!!!!! LOL!! That much play in the main shaft make absolutly no sense to me. So much for precision engineering!!!
     
  5. A.whitman

    A.whitman Senior Member

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    stella do it too.
     
  6. jacktrevally

    jacktrevally Member

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    oh on the stella it is scary too!
     
  7. Gozz

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    Can I just ask what you all think about the line lay on your 18000 sar's.
    I think mine is pretty poor,it leaves ridges of line as it goes around the spool.
    I have 2 spheros reels which have an awesome line lay.
    I would have thought the Sara's would have been the same.
     
  8. rtran

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    When I had saragosa it did the same but diminished after a few fish. Although still visible it was not as bad when new.
     
  9. Gozz

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    I watched the bail arm as I was winding the handle today and it was very noticeable how quickly the oscillating system was laying line over the spool.
    All other shimanos I own have a very slow oscillating bail arm.
    I wonder weather this design was done for a reason ?
     
  10. tmd

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    I watched the bail arm as I was winding the handle today and it was very noticeable how quickly the oscillating system was laying line over the spool

    Is it a Saragosa 18000 or a smaller Saragosa?
     
  11. Gozz

    Gozz Senior Member

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    Yes TMD I have a the 18000.
     
  12. shooter75

    shooter75 Member

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    I noticed when I was spooling mine with braid it made three distinct ridges initially, but then went away as the spool was nearing being full.
     
  13. Gozz

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    I noticed when I was spooling mine with braid it made three distinct ridges initially, but then went away as the spool was nearing being full.

    Mine was opposite.
    The ridges where smaller at the start and then got bigger.
    What line dia and make of braid did you spool your sara up with.
     
  14. shooter75

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    I used 80lb JB Solid. Did your ridges go away?