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#1 Worms

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:52 PM

I bought a Grice and Young Seajecta II off ebay...'cos I hadn't got one..It was reasonably priced and I expected a knackered and corroded old 'pin. I was reasonably pleasantly surprised, it was largely undented but the old aluminium line lay pins were completely er, um, corroded! Pic 1.

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The main pin wasn't much better having been made of mild steel and the bronze bush in the spool was a bit slack!

 

I made a new pin out of stainless, and a new locking screw out of brass (4ba) but with an added spring to keep tension on the drag adjuster. I bored out the bronze spool bush and made two new bushes to fit in to match the new pin. I made a top hat bush for the drag (outer) end which means that the drag washers (carbontex)  bear on a decent bearing surface as opposed to the original fibre washer bearing straight on the stainless steel spool. The backplate supporting bush is prepared for a third carbontex bush by making a new (pin located) bronze bearing surface...not entirely necessary as this is a lightweight reel and will be used primarily as a bream and maybe bass reel.

 

The old line lay pins were obviously history so I made new ones out of stainless, bored for lightness and riveted to the two spool halves..it spins quite nicely after some judicious "tuning".

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4 new rivets were made out of nickel silver for the line guard...and a bit of judicious tuning to the ratchet spring and Robert's your mother's brother!

seajecta2.jpg

 

Now why did I need to make new rivets for the line guard and tune the spring...and what is the difference between this and a bog standard Seajecta (apart from the replaced worn bits)?


Eating wild caught fish is good for my health, reduces food miles and keeps me fit trying to catch them........it's my choice to do it, not yours to stop me!

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:40 AM

I bought a Grice and Young Seajecta II off ebay...'cos I hadn't got one..It was reasonably priced and I expected a knackered and corroded old 'pin. I was reasonably pleasantly surprised, it was largely undented but the old aluminium line lay pins were completely er, um, corroded! Pic 1.

attachicon.gifseajecta 3.jpg

The main pin wasn't much better having been made of mild steel and the bronze bush in the spool was a bit slack!

 

I made a new pin out of stainless, and a new locking screw out of brass (4ba) but with an added spring to keep tension on the drag adjuster. I bored out the bronze spool bush and made two new bushes to fit in to match the new pin. I made a top hat bush for the drag (outer) end which means that the drag washers (carbontex)  bear on a decent bearing surface as opposed to the original fibre washer bearing straight on the stainless steel spool. The backplate supporting bush is prepared for a third carbontex bush by making a new (pin located) bronze bearing surface...not entirely necessary as this is a lightweight reel and will be used primarily as a bream and maybe bass reel.

 

The old line lay pins were obviously history so I made new ones out of stainless, bored for lightness and riveted to the two spool halves..it spins quite nicely after some judicious "tuning".

attachicon.gifSeajecta1.jpg

 

4 new rivets were made out of nickel silver for the line guard...and a bit of judicious tuning to the ratchet spring and Robert's your mother's brother!

attachicon.gifseajecta2.jpg

 

Now why did I need to make new rivets for the line guard and tune the spring...and what is the difference between this and a bog standard Seajecta (apart from the replaced worn bits)?

:clap3: Well done, well worth the effort. :clap3:



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:44 AM

kin Ek Nick your the man when it comes to reels. :clap3:  :clap3:

 

errm what about the washing machine, or does sal have to do your skids by hand still.


 Free to choose apart from the ones where the trust poked their nose in. Common eel. tope. Bass and sea bream. All restricted.

 
New for 2016 TAT are the main instigators for the demise of the u k bass charter boat industry, where they went screaming off to parliament and for the first time assisting so called angling gurus set up bass take bans with the e u using rubbish exaggerated info collected by ices from anglers, they must be very proud.

Upgrade, the door has been closed with regards to anglers being linked to the e u superstate and the failed c f p. So TAT will no longer need to pay monies to the EAA anymore as that org is no longer relevant to the u k . Goodbye to the europeon anglers alliance and pathetic restrictions from the e u.

Angling is better than politics, ban politics from angling.
 
Consumer of bass. where is the evidence that the u k bass stock need angling trust protection. Why won't you work with your peers instead of castigating them. They have the answer.

Recipie's for mullet stew more than welcomed.
 
Angling sanitation trust and kent and sussex sea anglers org delete's and blocks rsa's alternative opinion on their face book site. Although they claim to rep all.
 
new for 2014. where is the evidence that the south coast bream stock need the angling trust? Your campaign has no evidence. Why won't you work with your peers, the inshore under tens? As opposed to alienating them? Angling trust failed big time re bait digging, even fish legal attempted to intervene and failed, all for what, nothing.
 
Looks like the sea angling reps have been coerced by the ifca's to compose sea angling strategy's that the ifca's at some stage will look at drafting into legislation to manage the rsa, because  they like wasting tax payers money. That's without asking the rsa btw. You know who you are.. 


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:11 AM

Er, first thing....it's a Seajecta III not a II...dunno why I keep calling it a II :doh:

 

Barry, the old Miele is going to become a barbecue, they came down 30% on the price of the component I want but I'm not paying £220 for a piece of old monkey metal!....bought a secondhand Hotpoint for £50.

 

Oh and by the way, the Seajecta is now right hand wind!


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

Most excellent :thumbs: