alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Which Catalina do I have?
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Recoil Rob
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« on: June 10, 2019, 08:47:24 PM »

I was given this reel about 15-16 years ago, never thought about it much, did it's job but now the drag is sticky, figure time to open it up and do something about the washers.

Only thing is I can't find a model number anywhere on the reel.

Left side  "CATALINA   FEEL THE POWER"

Right side,  " 4 Ball Bearings"

The reel seat is stamped 2926, nothing else.

The spool is about 2" diameter and 1.5" wide, seems heavy and well built.

Would like a schematic before taking it apart, any ideas?






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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 05:28:43 AM »

It's either a 30C or 30CS (high speed). 4.0:1 is the 30C.

The 25 series has a spool that is 1 5/16 so rules out the 25.

The factory washers were NOT CF.

IMHO the weak point of these reels is the ANTI-REVERSE PAWL PIN. One side sits in a hole on the right GRAPHITE side plate. Too much pressure and it would seem this will be a failure point.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 09:07:40 AM »

OK, it's a CS as it's a little more than 6:1. Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 12:47:33 PM »

I like these a lot. I'll be using one as my 40# reel at Cedros.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 03:43:40 PM »

The Convector CV-30L is very similiar:
https://alantani.com/index.php?topic=774.0
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