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Quick reel seat question
Posted by: Dane Griffin (65.99.32.---)
Date: August 04, 2017 08:00AM

I intend on installing an aluminum Alps reel seat on an upcoming build and the ID of the seat is about 1/10" larger than the blank, would a larger ID be recommended? Seems kind of like a silly question, but what is the optimum gap between the blank and the reel seat? Does the material of the seat play into this?

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Re: Quick reel seat question
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 04, 2017 08:22AM

the material doesn't play
rough up the inside of the seat and fit it with just 2 small arbors of tape and epoxy it up thoroughly and your good to go

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/2017 08:24AM by Matthew Paul.

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Re: Quick reel seat question
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.mskg.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: August 04, 2017 04:46PM

I agree that Matthew has it right, will only add that the tape arbors should be totally encapsulated in epoxy to prevent deterioration if water gets to them. He says "small" while I would say 1 inch tape. The gap you mention will only require a buildup of .050 inches, and is fine. If it were significantly larger I would opt for a full length rigid foam arbor with plenty of epoxy.

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