Search found 2041 matches

by mark poulson
Thu May 23, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Supertuning

I dont polish anything, unless its more of a "cleaning" off or corrosion of some sorts. No need to in todays reels. I know a few people that are still into polishing everything, but it may just be more of a personal preference thing. Kind of like tuning a reel with different bearings, or removing b...
by mark poulson
Mon May 20, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Supertuning

Can you define or describe "bearing surfaces" more please? I use to polish certain places to help improve performance, but today it is not really necessary due to design changes. for example, we use to polish the spool axle where it goes into the pinion gear, and even polish the inside of the pinio...
by mark poulson
Mon May 20, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Using ultrasonic unit to apply lubricant
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Using ultrasonic unit to apply lubricant

But a really thin lubricant, like corrosion X, might be easier and faster to apply with one. Then again, I may just be suffering from keyboard dementia. Hahaha To answer the op's question- no. And how would it be faster? I can put some X in a bearing in seconds without getting up out of my seat to ...
by mark poulson
Sun May 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Using ultrasonic unit to apply lubricant
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Using ultrasonic unit to apply lubricant

Well you'd definitely get it into every nook and cranny - just wondering how the ultrasonics would go in a more viscous medium even if by just that much... So for this applicable process would be - wash out, dry, ultrasonics application of oil, removal and dry off excess oil. How much benefit would...
by mark poulson
Sun May 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Supertuning
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Supertuning

Many years ago I was at Do Iovino's house to buy some of his soft plastics, and showed me how he polished the bearing surfaces of ABU baitcasters to make them perform better. They were the older round reels from the 80s and 90s. Does anyone do that to their newer reels nowadays? I've looked at the s...
by mark poulson
Sun May 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Using ultrasonic unit to apply lubricant
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Using ultrasonic unit to apply lubricant

Has anyone here used an ultrasonic cleaning unit to reapply a lubricant, like corrision X, to a bearing after cleaning it?
by mark poulson
Tue May 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DCMA & Right To Repair Laws Under Attack
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: DCMA & Right To Repair Laws Under Attack

I borrowed Mark's quote from another thread to bring this upcoming issue to TT: Raise your hand if you ever thought software and baitcasters would ever be mentioned in the same sentence! :shock: :lol: Hand raised! And you know what is coming next? DCMA Step 1: Let automotive industry establish the ...
by mark poulson
Tue May 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Scorpion DC 100 Brakes stopped working
Replies: 26
Views: 907

Re: Scorpion DC 100 Brakes stopped working

At least Bantam identified the problem with possible solution. Here it's like... "not sure how it work's, it's like magic or sumthi'n," Love my Calais DC, that system is totally above and beyond expectations. I'm sure it's a terrific reel. Never, in my wildest dreams, would I have thought baitcaste...
by mark poulson
Tue May 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Scorpion DC 100 Brakes stopped working
Replies: 26
Views: 907

Re: Scorpion DC 100 Brakes stopped working

That sounds like a software glitch in the DC to me. Once it starts working again it should be OK. I have heard of things like this on the Scorpion DC (older models and I-DC 5 models). We have not had this issue on the I-DC 4 or on the Metanium DC in the US. Raise your hand if you ever thought softw...
by mark poulson
Sun May 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Baitcasting Reel: Single knob handle instead of double?
Replies: 14
Views: 571

Re: Baitcasting Reel: Single knob handle instead of double?

A bit curious as a spinning reel guy. All o my spinning reels have a handle that extends only one side with one knob. Virtually all baitcaster reels have handles that are balanced dual knob. Why? I realize that a 'balanced' two knob handle should theoretically be smoother as it is balanced, and als...
by mark poulson
Fri May 03, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Accurist S3
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Accurist S3

The new Quantums are not bad at all and I would say some of their reels like the new Smoke S3 can compete directly with Shimano and Daiwas offerings at that price point. I have never seen the new Accurist in person but the first baitcaster I ever used was the Accurist PT and its still going strong ...
by mark poulson
Fri May 03, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: braking
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: braking

I think centripetal brakes came first. The 1946 Cycloid Micromatic hade an external centrifugal adjustment. https://picclick.com/Vintage-1946-Cycloid-Micromatic-Fishing-Reels-Centrifugal-Brake-153441489285.html https://www.picclickimg.com/d/w1600/pict/153441489285_/Vintage-1946-Cycloid-Micromatic-F...
by mark poulson
Wed May 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Issues with Tackle Warehouse
Replies: 27
Views: 1454

Re: Issues with Tackle Warehouse

In the past, when I had an item delivered a day late, I emailed Tacklewarehouse, and they made it right.
Here is their contact info:
www.tacklewarehouse.com/
info@tacklewarehouse.com
(800) 300-4916
by mark poulson
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Accurist S3
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Accurist S3

I've fished Quantum reels for 15+ years, including one of the earlier Accurists, and they have been dependable. I still have some of the E600 reels, and use them for my dock rods when I'm testing lures. Their externally adjustable centrifugal brakes are really good. They are under 8 ozs, but, compar...