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by strewth
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Handle nut retainer - Millionaire CVX103
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: Handle nut retainer - Millionaire CVX103

All OK, Daiwa Australia still has some in stock despite the reel being discontinued many years ago.
by strewth
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Handle nut retainer - Millionaire CVX103
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Handle nut retainer - Millionaire CVX103

Anyone have a handle nut retainer for a Daiwa CVX103 baitcaster that they are willing to sell? Part number F85-0004, it is the oval-shaped plastic cover that clips onto the handle to cover the handle nut. One of the lugs on mine has finally given up the ghost after 11 years of hard use. Will buy mor...
by strewth
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: PERSONAL fishing & boating gear for sale.
Topic: daiwa z2020
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: daiwa z2020

They are a reputable site and have very competitive prices.
by strewth
Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: A tale of two spools
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Re: A tale of two spools

Thanks Grewia. I've checked the spool by rolling it on a flat surface and can't spot any defect by eye. The shaft stays straight and there is no rocking. I have also measured the distance to the pin from the end of the shaft and checked that the pin mates perfectly with the pinion gear. The total le...
by strewth
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: A tale of two spools
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

A tale of two spools

This one has me stumped. I have two "identical" spools for a Curado 200E7 filled with the same line to the same depth. Both cast fine, but one makes the reel run really rough (geary) on the retrieve. I have checked: 1. The straightness of the shaft (by rolling it on a flat surface). 2. The diameter ...
by strewth
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Saegake Hama Special
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Saegake Hama Special

I wonder why Daiwa stopped importing the Aus spec version? Seemed to be a popular rod....
by strewth
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Saegake Hama Special
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Saegake Hama Special

Thanks again for the update. With my (broken) Aus spec Daiwa Heartland Z 6101MLFS-SV I never had dramas with tangles and I love the action. I run it with Gekkabijin 2004 reel from Japan and it works a treat. The new braid-friendly guides look the goods - surprised it has taken so long for someone to...
by strewth
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Saegake Hama Special
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Saegake Hama Special

Thanks for the update. I wondered what the diff was between the Jap spec and Aus spec versions - are the guides still chrome-framed on the Jap spec version?
by strewth
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Saegake Hama Special
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Saegake Hama Special

Just broke my Saegake Hama Special (groan) and was wondering if there is anything similar to it on the market. Really like the action, the reel seat with the screw-down foregrip (I hate holding on to plastic thread), and the handle length. Anyone have one they want to sell?
by strewth
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: Humminbird 797 vs 798
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: Humminbird 797 vs 798

There has been criticism of these sounders for saltwater work. Can anyone confirm this?
by strewth
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: Battery Life
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Battery Life

I get 4 -5 years form mine using a Guest on-board charger. The key to long life is to minimise the time they spend in a low charge state.
by strewth
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Braid wind knots...
Replies: 10
Views: 6022

Re: Braid wind knots...

Does the rod have a small stripper guide? The size and location of the first guide makes all the difference with braid. I have one rod, a Loomis 842-2, which has a small stripper and will throw loops all day if I don't make sure the leader knot is past the first guide before casting. My Saegake on t...
by strewth
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Low Profile Baitcaster Reel Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

The Core is also Mg. Stay away from this material in the salt. The Alphas is saltwater safe, as is new the Curado E5/E7. Both great reels.
by strewth
Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: On Board Battery Chargers and Battery Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

I have a 445 and mounted the onboard charger under the console. Can see the lights easily and keeps it cool (important for longevity). Two batteries up front may cause porpoising with a 445, as they are prone to this. I needed to shift the livewell intakes as close to the centreline as I could on th...
by strewth
Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: omit
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

by strewth
Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Myall Lakes
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Myall Lakes

Spending a few days in the Myall lakes area and was wondering if there is much there to target on SPs and HBs. The Upper Myall river always looks fishy, but have never given it a shot.

Cheers

Strewth
by strewth
Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Parts diagram for the Millionaire
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Found a great site for this info:

http://southwesternparts.com/frames.asp

There is an error in the CVX 103 schematic that came with my reel. This is corrected on the schematic from the above site.

Strewth
by strewth
Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Parts diagram for the Millionaire
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Parts diagram for the Millionaire

Anyone know of an online parts diagram for the Millionaire CVX 103?

The Daiwa site was no help.

Thanks

Strewth
by strewth
Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: 24v Charger Options
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

I have the two-bank version of the Guest - the 2620-230 - on my 445. Had it for several years and love it. Don't understand why onboard chargers aren't the norm in Oz boats.

Cheers

Strewth
by strewth
Wed Apr 28, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: General Fishing Discussion
Topic: Braid Cutters
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

Braid Cutters

Any suggestions for a good pair of braid cutters? Tuf Line XP has defeated my current pair. Want a set that give a nice clean cut for braids up to 20lb.

Thanks

Strewth

ps: Have tried nail clippers, Penn side cutters and Stanley mini side cutters.
by strewth
Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVE - General BREAM, BASS & BARRA Discussion
Topic: Auto Pilot
Replies: 14
Views: 3989

I've had a 55AP on a 445 Hornet for 2 years. Although it has copped a flogging in terms of hours, I am less than impressed with its reliability. The foot pedal has packed it in twice, despite being cared for well, and the autopilot has been back to BLA as it "lost its marbles". My local dealer says ...
by strewth
Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Tournament Casting Forum
Topic: Japan Tackle
Replies: 15
Views: 4619

Has been down for quite a time. Some speculation on the US boards as to whether he has gone bust (his forum page has been down for months). I hope not, as it would be a real pity.

Strewth
by strewth
Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: Battery Charger's
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

It can get complicated Kanfish. You need to get a charger that runs 240 AC and 50-60 Hz. Guest/Marinco and DualPro do these models, but you have to order them direct.

Cheers

Strewth
by strewth
Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:37 pm
Forum: Tinkering Board
Topic: Roller bearing for Regal Z
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

I was trying to find the size - I think they are 3mm (ID), 6mm (OD) and 2.5mm (thick) - so that I could order them from a bearing supplier. Daiwa's prices seem expensive for a bearing that rusts easily.

Strewth
by strewth
Sun Aug 31, 2003 10:04 pm
Forum: General Boating Discussion
Topic: Plugging hull hole
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Plugging hull hole

Any suggestions for NEAT and SAFE way of plugging a 25mm dia hole below the waterline in a tinnie? Arises from an unwanted thru-hull bait tank pump.

Cheers

Strewth