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Old 12-24-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default a maxed out avet 4/02

i just finished hotrodding an avet 4/02 and here's what i did.

spool bearings opened, cleaned and lubed with corrosion x
side plate bearings packed with grease, shields re-installed
drag washers cleaned and greased with shimano drag grease
screw holes greased with yamaha engine grease
4/0 handle replaced with a 5/0 handle
drag plate shimmed



this reel now delivers 30#'s of drag at strike before losing freespool, only a slight amount of load when cranking at that strike setting, and 45 seconds of freespool also at that strike setting. this means that the avet 4/02 will no longer have to languish at a max drag setting of 17 pounds at strike before losing freespool. it can FINALLY fish shoulder to shoulder with the penn 30s, the tiagra and accurate. we're talking 100# spectra and an 80# topshot with 30#'s of drag at strike.

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Old 12-25-2006, 11:17 AM   #2
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Nice work Alan!
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Old 12-25-2006, 11:23 AM   #3
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For those of us less than savey, (or just me) would you explain in simple terms what you mean by loosing freespool. And was adding the shim the way you increased the #'s of drag?

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Old 12-25-2006, 12:14 PM   #4
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On an Avet lever drag reel, you have the drag lever "pre-set". There is a pre-set knob on the side. This determines the range of the drag. You can only adjust the pre-set when the lever is in the free-spool position.

When you have the pre-set at a moderate or higher range.....it starts to affect the free spool. So even when you put the lever in the free spool position, the drag assembly is putting some resistance on the spool. So instead of a spool that spins completely free, it is more like a star drag reel that is in gear with the drag backed off all the way.

And this concerns the folks wanting to use live bait and have the bait freely take out line.
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Old 12-25-2006, 06:52 PM   #5
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Thank you Mark!
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:05 PM   #6
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I learned something there as well. Thanks Mark
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:41 PM   #7
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I new that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait no I didnt but I do now
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:50 PM   #8
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Very Cool.....

thats not a left over washer is it?
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