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« on: March 01, 2014, 08:26:46 AM »

George, after seeing yours, I had to have one of my own, thanks for the inspiration Wink.
Here is my Grouper Special:





Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 08:32:51 AM »

Nice!  Mine doesn't look as good and I need to bore out the side plate to take the 66 bridge.  Does it have a octagon insert?
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 09:09:51 AM »

Nice looking reel Sal! A beauty as usual Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 10:05:24 AM »

Sal it's a beauty.  Do they have grouper in New Jersey?  Come down to Mexico in June and put it to good use.  Dominick
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 02:46:28 PM »

Nice!  Mine doesn't look as good and I need to bore out the side plate to take the 66 bridge.  Does it have a octagon insert?
Lee, this one has Bryan's 7+1 kit, yours is ready to go, I went the easy way, because this reel wasn't easy to do. BTW, why would you go with the 66? You could still use the Jigmaster stainless sleeve as I did with this one.
The plate doesn't need to be modified , it will work with both 66 & 113, unless you're trying to center the sleeve to the plate opening.

Sal it's a beauty.  Do they have grouper in New Jersey?  Come down to Mexico in June and put it to good use.  Dominick
Dominick, you'll be surprised on what we catch here, you're forgetting about the jet stream.
On my last Tuna trip we caught Mahi Mahi on the way back, but they're usually under 10 lbs.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 03:04:21 PM »

I want to go from 2:1 to 2.5:1 for mine.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 03:33:27 PM »

I have done a few of the bridge swaps and have only had to cut one plate. I think the faster speed is about perfect.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 03:53:56 PM »

As usual you have produced another sweet reel. Nice workmanship Sal. Another winner.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 04:08:17 PM »

Thanks guys, I can't believe no one mentioned the 113H narrow kit yet Roll Eyes, that spool is from the T4N kit, a narrow aluminum spool for the 113 doesn't exist, well it does now Grin
Lee, how were you going to get from the 2.1:1 to the 2.5:1 on this reel, could you let me know which gears you were going to use?
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 04:22:48 PM »

No modification to the spool? T4N kit + jigmaster sleeve + 4/0= grouper special. Shocked
Looks good Sal! Wink
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 04:36:28 PM »

I'm sure Sal used his new lathe to modify the spool. I did a couple for John a while back. It's not hard to do. At least for Sal.   Grin
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 04:38:29 PM »

Oh I forgot to tell you, the reel looks great Sal. It looks like your getting pretty good with the lathe. I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Bob
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 04:41:53 PM »

Thanks guys, I can't believe no one mentioned the 113H narrow kit yet Roll Eyes, that spool is from the T4N kit, a narrow aluminum spool for the 113 doesn't exist, well it does now Grin
Lee, how were you going to get from the 2.1:1 to the 2.5:1 on this reel, could you let me know which gears you were going to use?

5-66 main 13-49 pinion.  My narrow spool is a 66 spool.

Did you change the bearings or modify the spool shaft to get the narrow 113H spool to work?
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 04:52:22 PM »

Nice reel Sal...  

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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2014, 05:21:37 PM »

Thanks guys, I can't believe no one mentioned the 113H narrow kit yet Roll Eyes, that spool is from the T4N kit, a narrow aluminum spool for the 113 doesn't exist, well it does now Grin
Lee, how were you going to get from the 2.1:1 to the 2.6:1 on this reel, could you let me know which gears you were going to use?

5-66 main 13-49 pinion.  My narrow spool is a 66 spool.

I don't believe that will do it lee, you will be 1/16 too short.
Here is how I got to 2.6:1:

I used a 5-149 main and a 13-113H pinion, the gears are meshing nicely.
u will need to grind the opening about 1/16" to be able to fit the main gear


stock 2.1:1 ratio on the right, 2.6:1 on the left. gears have been tested under stress and did good.

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