Studio Ocean Mark Drag System Rebuild - No Limits 16000 Spool
Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:28 PM
Anyhow, I have taken the time to clean and re-lube the spool and its clicker system.
I found that the spool indeed does have some impressive re-engineering to it. Also there exist 2 ball bearings in the drag stack. One is in the bottom of the stack (fit into the body of the spool) and the other sits atop a metal drag washer that is milled out to reduce weight and functions as a stabilizer so the spool and drag spin smoothly in-line on the reel's main shaft.
Lube: Cal's Drag Grease (metal and carbon weaved drag washers) and Reel-X (bearings).
Here is the drag stack layout. Studio Ocean Mark uses Carbon fiber weave drag washers. The weaves are small and tight. The fiber washers and stack comes un-lubed.
Notice there is another metal (thinner than the rest) drag washer still in the spool bottom. I didn't discover it was still stuck down there until later. Anyhow, notice the bearing on the left and an embedded bearing on the third washer from the right.
The last "washer" is metal with a rubber ring sandwiched between a top and bottom layout. This is another way to waterproof the drag stack. Nice to have since there is already a rubber ring on the drag knob.
A close up of the 2nd bearing located 3rd "washer" from the top of the stack. Notice the embedded bearing as I have flipped the washer upside down and it reveals the milled out metal washer with the bearing in it.
Very nice design.
On to the 2nd half of the drag stack system of Studio Ocean Mark. There is 3 phillips head screws that mount the aluminum heat dispenser ring that is in contact with the spools main body.
Taken apart and cleaned, this is a nice piece of hardware I've never seen before on a fishing reel. Kind of reminds me of the metal piece on a northbridge chip located on your computers motherboard. Made to attach to the main source of heat. Made to dispense heat through the bottom of the spool.
Original, and genius.
Located in the bottom stack is another metal washer and a hidden drag clicker. This system reminds me of the Shimano Stella FA system or the Daiwa Dogfight clicker.
Notice the milled section of the spool where the "northbridge" ring attaches to. There is gap and metal contact to take the heat away from the spool. The underside of the northbridge ring is shown to have the ridged clicker system. This piece is quite well made.
Anyhow, remember how I noted earlier that I missed that last (thinner) metal washer in the bottom of the stack? Here it is on as the 1st washer from the left of the stack.
Northbridge ring back in place, screws with (red) locktite back in, and the spool is ready to go.
Presto! Clean, lubed, and back to action!
Posted 08 June 2011 - 12:18 PM
We found we forgot to make Studio Ocean Mark in suppliers' forum after you posted it and we move your post to the forum.
JIGNPOP is a distributor of Studio Ocean Mark in the US. In fact, they are going to fish with us for stripers after ICAST show in July.
If you have any quesions regarding SOM products, let us known and we ask them when we meet together in July.
Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:26 AM
I hope we someday can meet and fish together. Kil is always talking about you and how you are representing over on the other side
The final count for capacity on the 18000/20000 "No Limit" spool will be more then the Shimano Yumeya MAX SPOOL. It will cost around $310 retail as well while the Shimano Yumeya MAX SPOOL will run around $390
Yumeya 20000 MAX holds 410 meters of PE8 and SOM No Limit 20000 holds 420 meters.
I know Basil has filled both reels before. (Basil if you happen to read this, do enlighten).
Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:39 AM
Looking forward to fishing with all you folks doing the testing and promotions in this great sport. I was hoping to get to Cape Cod in a week or two but not sure that is going to happen. I will be fly fishing the rest of the month in Montana so it make things tough. If the tuna stay after 4th of July I may have a chance to come out then. I will keep Kil informed as I would love to try Tuna Fishing East Coast Style..... Hmmm I sure hope I do not have to crank with my opposite hand since I come from the opposite coast....LOL. Thank you for your Info.
Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:22 PM
Edited by Enoch, 14 June 2011 - 09:22 PM.
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