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Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Penn International Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: Solid72 on May 03, 2021, 11:29:40 PM



Title: Penn VISX 12 & 16 skipping under load
Post by: Solid72 on May 03, 2021, 11:29:40 PM
I tried looking on here and didnít see any information yet.  I have 2 new Pennís a 12 & 16.  Over the weekend while reeling in the jigs I noticed a skip while cranking.  Then I hooked a fish and it really started to skip.  I didnít it happen while in low if I remember correctly.  My 12 is real bad, so I managed a few fish with the 16, but it was skipping while reeling in.  I tried to attach the video, but it didnít work.  Any ideas what it may be?  Iím sending them to Penn. 

Thanks
Dave


Title: Re: Penn VISX 12 & 16 skipping under load
Post by: Keta on May 04, 2021, 12:26:18 AM
The first thing to check is if the Spectra is spinning on the spool, if it has Spectra.


Title: Re: Penn VISX 12 & 16 skipping under load
Post by: Donnyboat on May 04, 2021, 12:50:08 AM
Yes Lee is correct, If you dont have a peg to tie your line to, place about two half hitches around the spool shaft, then tie the line to the spool, once you work the line back till it is all tight, nothing should slip then, good luck, cheers Don.


Title: Re: Penn VISX 12 & 16 skipping under load
Post by: Bryan Young on May 04, 2021, 01:15:25 AM
It's possible the gear pin is slipping out of the high gear. I'd check the gear shift pin that locks the bear to the main crank shaft.


Title: Re: Penn VISX 12 & 16 skipping under load
Post by: alantani on May 04, 2021, 08:31:53 PM
i spoke to george wong about this issue, and it was probably regarding these same two reels.  there is a nut at the bottom of the gear stack and a shift key inside the drive shaft.  both of these need to be tight.  after that, the shift key needs to be inspected to see if there is damage.  the gears also need to be checked.  it's a combination of springs that shift allow the shift key to engage the high and low gears properly.  if the springs are off, then the shift key will slip.  that is likely what has happen here.  okuma has had similar problems.  ping the guys at penn.  they should be able to help. 


Title: Re: Penn VISX 12 & 16 skipping under load
Post by: Solid72 on May 06, 2021, 03:27:56 PM
Thank you and yes it was the same two reels that George Wong mentioned.  I sent the reels to Penn as they had read a post of mine and want to take a look at them.  It is definitely sounding like what you mentioned.  Low gear is fine.