alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
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« on: November 02, 2019, 12:06:06 PM »

4 months ago I was fishing in the pacific, Guerrero Mexico
We were on the way to catch some sailfish and dorado, on the way we trolled small feathers to catch false tuna (barriletes) then we have all four rods bent with four fish on, I donít know if the drag off the 30tw get stock but after some seconds the line didnít come out and the panga rod holder broke it up and my rod and reel sank into the blue, we were approximately 300 meters away from shore.

A few days ago I received a call from a friend that runs a small fishing store in the area, he told me that a scuba diver that fish for octopus and other species had fun a rod and reel near the shore not even close from the place were I lost it and he recognized my rod, I had to pay and buy again my rod and this is my story.







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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 12:10:51 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 12:14:24 PM »

That looks to be in better condition than some of the reels I have cleaned up recently.

Good ending.  Hope you can restore it.  It deserves another life.

Best,

Fred
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 12:26:04 PM »

4 months. That's a lot of crust on that. I'd like to see how the anodizeing held up also the insides.       Rudy
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 12:37:39 PM »

I hope can restore it, I was thinking to fill everything with some paste and then painting

That looks to be in better condition than some of the reels I have cleaned up recently.

Good ending.  Hope you can restore it.  It deserves another life.

Best,

Fred
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2019, 12:40:34 PM »

I think the inside itís ok the bearings and everything works, I always grease my reel following the instructions with blue grease and pack bearing that helps a lot

4 months. That's a lot of crust on that. I'd like to see how the anodizeing held up also the insides.       Rudy


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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 05:01:30 PM »

Lucky you got the reel back looks like pirates of the Caribbean hope it cleans up.

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 05:36:04 PM »

Neat story ! Be sure to post some pix, after you do the clean-up....I'm betting it'll look great !
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 06:56:43 PM »

You had to pay to get it back? I hope you didnít pay much!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2019, 08:21:11 PM »

Yeah I have to pay because the scuba go to the store to sell it, Literally the rod in that moment it wasnít mine he found it

You had to pay to get it back? I hope you didnít pay much!
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2019, 10:35:27 PM »

You must have really liked that rig.   Smiley

It would be impossible to pass it up though.
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2019, 12:44:54 AM »

 
You had to pay to get it back? I hope you didnít pay much!
To me it looks like it could be a fun project, but economical viable....I don't think so.
I would first make a budget before proceeding, maybe just make it appear to be restored, without replacing parts and making it functional.
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2019, 07:33:37 AM »

Cor
Inside the reel everything is fine and working, the spook has some deep holes I donít know how to fill them

You had to pay to get it back? I hope you didnít pay much!
To me it looks like it could be a fun project, but economical viable....I don't think so.
I would first make a budget before proceeding, maybe just make it appear to be restored, without replacing parts and making it functional.
 Cry Cry Cry


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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2019, 07:34:55 AM »

I am thinking that I may just soak it in vinegar for an hour, or so like you already have -- to halt the corrosion process --

Then display it on the wall with a plaque that explains the day it was lost and the recovery from under the sea.

Or, you could buy new parts such as plates, spool, frame, etc. 

Just depends on your thoughts -- as well if this is trying to save money, a challenge, or a showpiece...

Best, Fred
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2019, 08:38:45 AM »

Glad to hear its all fixable.   Some epoxy "filler putty" ??
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