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Old 09-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently became a dealer of boca bearings, which is a supplier of ceramic ball bearing upgrades for just about any reel on the market. If anybody is interested in purchasing some bearings to upgrade your reels yourself or are interested in having your reel upgraded by yours truly free to pm me.

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Old 09-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why would I go ceramic over metallic, and why would I want to upgrade my bearings?
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ceramic is a harder and much smoother material. Heat is what causes the stainless steel bearing to wear down over time, stainless steel is not as smooth as ceramic so it requires more lube. Ceramic is much smoother and the bearings require little to no lube, lube is what slows down the bearings during casting and retrieving.

Saying that, upgrading the bearings in your reel to full ceramic bearings would extend the life of your reel, require less maintenance, and improve over all performance of your reel.
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Why would I go ceramic over metallic, and why would I want to upgrade my bearings?
If you fish with a baitcaster with anykind of regularity and one time fish with a supertuned real, the difference is night and day. Andy what do you charge. I have a couple old curado's I wouldn't mind having done if the price is reasonable
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What I do is charge $15 for the service plus the cost of bearings, with multiple reels I charge $10 per reel. Depending on the reel there are different sizes and amounts of bearings needed. The curado for example needs two 3x10x4 bearings that would need to be upgraded, so total cost would be $35 for one reel or $60 for 2.
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Wow. Commercial use without upgrade. Sweet.

Can I sell my shit on here for free too?

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Old 09-28-2013, 06:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Cost of the bearings for a Daiwa Sealine SG17 line counter including shipping to Littleton. This is the older style 2 bearing model.

I think the new models are 3 bearings.
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So, I often have to replace the clutch bearing on my Calcutta 200's every couple years, and its always this time of year when it gets cold. The anti-reverse doesn't engage on sub-freezing mornings. When I replace the bearing, all is good for a year or two. I now pre-test the reels by putting them in the freezer for a few hours! Do you have a replacement for those bearings that wouldn't be as affected by the cold? Its one bearing. Cost$$$ PM me if necc.
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