makaira 8 II rebuild - 3/4/2011

Started by alantani, March 04, 2011, 06:37:27 AM

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Norcal Pescador


Measure once, cut twice. Or is it the other way around? ::)

"A good man knows his limits." - Inspector Harry Callahan, SFPD


Would this reel be a good 50# rig for yoyo jigging and live bait fishing on A 7' stick?


maybe a makaira 10, unless you don't need the line capacity. 
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Thanks Alan.. I just another possibility which is the new Andros A 12S about $90 less than the Mak.  No shipments yet but should be here by Fred Hall show.


Hello: My comunication hability is limited because of my poor english domine, sorry about that. My question is if there is a METALIC ratchet click gear for my Makaira 10 II as a substitute for Key # 401. It has failed twice under long and heavy runs, and once more broke under screwdriver pressure ( ¿ my fault ? ). I will appreciate any input. ¿ Does somebody had this issues ?. Thanks.

Bryan Young

I haven't seen one with a metal clicker.  Sorry.
:D I talk with every part I send out and each reel I repair so that they perform at the top of their game. :D


Thank you for posting this thread! I finally got my hands on a mak10 sea and this tutorial was just what I needed to get the job done.
I sat back in the living room today and did the lube and clean version of this service. After lubing the spool bearings (TS321) and some fresh blue lube (Yamaha waterproof) the reel easily free spools for a minute forty one seconds And meshed gears are butter smooth.
I found the tear down to be easy and just keep an eye on the gear shaft seating properly down onto spool.
All components are high quality for sure.
Thanks to all who make this site possible. Cheers to Alan!


Thank you Alan,

Thought you'd like to know, even all the years since you posted this article, it's still being used.

I finally had the balls to take apart a Mak 10ii SEA and get the spool bearings cleaned, blowned and TSI321 lubed. 
Spins better than new.



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