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« on: October 19, 2018, 11:14:51 AM »

 Turns out the "supposedly" good O-rings I supplied with the shift levers were actually junk and will dry out and deteriorate whether the reel gets used or not. Soaking them in oil bath helps them last much longer, but learned that too late.

 I now have much better O-rings and will send replacements to anyone that would like to replace the original ones. Please PM your address and how many O-rings you'll need.

  My apologies for the screw-up. These new ones have been tested by me, in prolonged constant extreme weather exposure and still like new

  Here is the old O-rings on the left.......and the ones I'm now using on the right. These can also be purchased at Mcmaster for anyone wanting to have extras on hand, just use the info off the package pictured (click on pic to enlarge)

  Ted


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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 11:45:37 AM »

Hi Ted,
I have 5 of your shifters I bought from Mystic, even bought 1 extra o-ring kit for each one.
I made my purchases from them in the last 6 weeks or so, not sure if I have the good
batch or not?
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 12:27:43 PM »

Hi Ted,
I have 5 of your shifters I bought from Mystic, even bought 1 extra o-ring kit for each one.
I made my purchases from them in the last 6 weeks or so, not sure if I have the good
batch or not?
Thanks,
Darin

 MysticParts does have the good ones on any levers sold in last 9 months or so.

 Defective o-rings are all on my shoulders and don't want to burden Maureen with the hassle. McMaster-Carr carries them for anyone who wishes to have some extras stashed away.

 Ted
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 12:56:20 PM »

ok great, thank you for looking out for everyone!
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 03:15:52 AM »

Hate to bother you but can you post a link for the O-rings on McMaster Carr. I can't make out the SKU in the picture and I don't want to order the wrong ones. Thank you!

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 10:27:36 AM »

 Hi Frank, Here is a better pic of the info on the package. I have no clue how to post a "link", and my machinist is the one who ordered the o-rings from McMaster

 I can send you replacements free of charge.....just pm your address

   Thanks, Ted


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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 10:43:12 AM »

As usual Ted, you have gone above and beyond the call of duty to take care of your customers.  I have one of your original shift levers on a reel that I have been using heavily for two or three years and haven't had any problem with the O-rings, but I have a bunch of old Pro Gear shift levers that need O-rings and I am pretty sure that the one that you use is the right size.  Is this the correct McMaster-Carr part?

https://www.mcmaster.com/1289n108

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 11:01:43 AM »


 Yes Randy, that is the correct O-rings I'm using now

  Thank you very much for posting the link !!

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 11:21:22 AM »

Hi Frank, Here is a better pic of the info on the package. I have no clue how to post a "link", and my machinist is the one who ordered the o-rings from McMaster

 I can send you replacements free of charge.....just pm your address

   Thanks, Ted

Thanks so much Ted! I just wanted to by a bag full to have on hand.

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 11:55:50 AM »

You're better off using o-rings made of Viton. It's just about indestructible and won't harden or crack.
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2018, 12:02:53 PM »

You're better off using o-rings made of Viton. It's just about indestructible and won't harden or crack.
Tom


UGH, I just ordered the other ones.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2018, 06:18:45 PM »

You're better off using o-rings made of Viton. It's just about indestructible and won't harden or crack.
Tom


EPDM is an ideal choice for saltwater and sunlight exposure. Viton doesn’t offer any advantages for this use, but does cost more.
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2018, 10:05:15 AM »

 Thanks for the info Tom, I'll look into those..... I've been testing the EPDM o-rings for 2 seasons now and fished over 100 days with them and still like new.

 We left some of these sitting outside in direct summer sun, then thru wet fall weather, thru winter snow, then thru summer again, and they passed the test in flying colors. 

 Ted
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 12:06:50 PM »

These are the original one you posted:

008   3/16   5/16   0.176"   0.316"   Durometer 70A (Medium)   ASTM D2000   -70° to 300°   Black   100   1289N108   6.31

Is this also the ones Three se7ens is referring too?

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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 02:03:21 PM »

 The EPDM o-rings are the ones I am using now.

 pm your mailing address and I'll send you some

 Ted
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