alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial diawa tournament 50 SLT - is there a tutorial ?
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« on: February 04, 2019, 04:10:13 PM »

Hi everyone,  I just acquired a diawa Tourny 50 slt and went going the 28 pages of Diawa postings, I never saw one thing mentioned about this or any turney reel. Is this reel so good it never breaks down  Wink Wink or so bad NOBODY has one ?
I have a schematic and it seems like quite a few parts compared to a 50 PENN.  Anybody know what kind of drag material is used and perhaps the years they were made ?  I will not have time to open the reel for a month or 2 but would like to know what I am in for.  Thanks for any advice.  I may be a bit tardy reading or replying. Heading for Manzanillo for a month of fishing what every  bite. Billfish ,catch tag and release. Tuna , catch BBQ and enjoy.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 05:01:08 PM »

sorry, they are actually that bad.  i don't think daiwa will even work on them anymore.   Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 06:09:51 PM »

On the up side have a great trip!
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 07:12:05 PM »

thanks Alan. For the honest advice. I will take the reel with me and fish it until I need an anchor. what kind of drag material is inside ? cloth or is it an asbestos era reel .

And the fish are in Manzanillo now so with any luck they should be there next week too.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 11:44:40 PM »

sorry, they are actually that bad.  i don't think daiwa will even work on them anymore.   Undecided

What's so bad about them? Beautiful looking reels.  Huh?
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 07:16:32 AM »

they were horrible to work on.  i can't even remember if they had carbon fiber drag washers or not.  they possibly did not. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 02:16:29 PM »

No they did not, but lest there be no confusion between these SLTs from the late '80s and later but entirely different reel with the similar name from the 2000s.

See http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=2659.0

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 04:59:56 PM »

I just went back to this thread. Glad I did. I opened the link and my reel looks like the one in the picture. Is there a way to tell if this reel of mine is 1 of the better ones ? I'll enclose a picture. Thanjs all.
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