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I dropped it in the surf. SO I had to pull it apart and clean all the sand and salt water out. Now when I release the bail to cast every once in a while the bail will not reset when cranking the handle. There are no other problems I can see with it at this time. Any tips would be great.

I believe it may have to do with the yoke springs being to strong? I lost one and have ordered a pair from Abu Garcia. For the time being I put in a couple springs I cut down. The reason I feel this may be the issue is that I replaced those with stronger springs and it is worse.

The only other thing I noticed when having it apart is the pivot that contacts the totthed wheel to re-engauge the spool is worn at the contact area. Does not appear to be enough to deam replacing the part.

Another note is that I had no problems before it took the bath in sand and salt water. I have all components in the correct place as far as I can tell from the schematics.

I am hoping to get it fixed b y the weekend for a Cobia trip in the bay. If you need any more info or pics just ask I will post what you need.
 

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I believe I got it figured out. I cut the springs down to take some pressure off. It seemed to be the main issue. I will be doing some bass fishing this even to give a good ru down before I hook up on a large Cobia sunday. (if the storm doesn't keep us from going)
 

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alot of local guys will bring reels over that had been dunked in the sand. it is always best to send those back to the manufacturer. they often have a flat rate that is far less than the hourly rate charged by local shops. good luck! alan
 
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