Okuma Magnetix Multipler

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Okuma Magnetix Multipler

Post by rabbi2 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:01 am

Just had one that I was using on a boat when the rivets sheared off the reel seat lucky that one still held. Anyone had a similar experience? Fortunately enough easily repaired.
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Post by Judgegeoff » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:34 pm

Thanks for the info Keith. I have an Okuma Magnetex 45 that I use for uptiding when boat fishing. I have been very pleased with it so far, but will keep an eye on the reel seat rivets.
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Post by Judgegeoff » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:32 pm

I have only used my Okuma Magnetix 45 reel a few times, have always looked after it but, last Sunday, whilst wreck fishing in the English Channel, the spool release lever broke. On examination I am not surprised as the lever is made of plastic and is not much more than 1/16th of an inch thick on the axle. It is now with my local reel repairer who is making me a metal replacement lever. Poor show Okuma!

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Post by Judgegeoff » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:10 am

Judgegeoff wrote:I have only used my Okuma Magnetix 45 reel a few times, have always looked after it but, last Sunday, whilst wreck fishing in the English Channel, the spool release lever broke. On examination I am not surprised as the lever is made of plastic and is not much more than 1/16th of an inch thick on the axle. It is now with my local reel repairer who is making me a metal replacement lever. Poor show Okuma!
My local friendly reel repairer, 'Reelemin' of Lydd on Sea, have made a new spool release lever and the reel will be back in use later this month (my club's heaviest cod competition). The new lever is made from stainless steel and brass, so should be a lot better than the original lever.

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Post by rabbi2 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:05 am

Watch out for the rivets failing on the reel seat
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Post by Judgegeoff » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:51 am

Yep, thanks Keith, I took note of your previous advice and will monitor it.

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Post by Judgegeoff » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:56 pm

Here is a picture of the new bespoke stainless steel and brass spool release lever fitted to my Okuma Magnetix 45 reel :-

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A big improvement on the flimsy plastic lever.

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Post by rabbi2 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:11 pm

Nice one, and it doesn't look out of place either. a vast improvemrnt
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