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Manta Tech Jr. Reel

Discussion in 'Technical Diving' started by RyanT, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. RyanT

    RyanT ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Maryland
    I've got a Manta Tech Jr. Reel, which seems to have the best design I've seen in a reel. Even so, I found on a recent dive, that I got the line outside of the guide and it got tangled up around the central bolt (axle) on the outside of the plastic spool. A simple solution would be to bend the guide down a tad so that it just rubs against the plastic spool, thereby minimizing the space for the line to get outside the spool. I've got a giant pair of channel locks and I tried using those to clamp the unit down and bend the guide in towards the spool, but it didn't work. After squeezing down, the aluminum guide just snapped back into position. Has anyone had this problem and/or have a solution for bending the guide in towards the spool a bit? Thanks!
  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    The Manta reel is resistant, but not immune to fouling. The best prevention is to pay attention to the reel. The few times I've fouled the reel is when I was not paying any attention to reeling.

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