alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial CLEANING AND RELUBE OF AN OKUMA MAKARIA 30II THRUST BEARING
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Dr. Jekyll - AKA MeL B
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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 05:59:02 AM »

nice! thanks for sharing... Cool
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 06:47:20 AM »

Thanks for updating Josa - well worth while Smiley

I'm still trying to figure out how to get 1 or 2 thrust bearings into a 1st edition Okuma Andros. It can provide a lot of drag if the pinion bearing can be protected.
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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 06:54:25 AM »

I don't get why Okuma puts thrust bearings only in the top and bottom of their LD reel lineup; Makaira/Solterra.  Huh? I can't justify buying a Makaira, and I won't buy the plastic Solterra.  If they'd put a thrust bearing in the other models I'd be game. I guess Penn Fathom is the way to go for a mid-grade reel with thrust bearings.
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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 08:37:15 AM »

Have to admit I don't know a lot about other Makaira models.  I can only tell you that my 20 and 30 are a dream to fish with great free spool, strong smooth drag, and overall flawless operation.

They are expensive though.  I'm looking for a used 16 MAK right now and it seems that every one wants a near new price.

Thanks for your comments!

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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 08:28:35 PM »

Thanks for updating Josa - well worth while Smiley

I'm still trying to figure out how to get 1 or 2 thrust bearings into a 1st edition Okuma Andros. It can provide a lot of drag if the pinion bearing can be protected.

Try an angular contact bearing Smiley Worked really well in my Metaloid, caveat that it made the spool bearing suffer a bit, and I had to use a chrome steel bearing, which I got maybe a year of fishing out of before it went gritty.
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