Im going to be getting a 2006 suntracker regency 25.. i didnt want a pontoon boat to fish out of but with a family of 5 it will be the best option and i wont have to pick and choose which kids get to go and the ohio river is only 25min. Away so it should work out.. what part of indiana are you from?Sounds like you have a good process for getting a reel refurbished and saving some cash as well. Supertuning as they call it is often just polishing surfaces that might cause a little friction.
I have no issues with someone spending money to get what they want. But, it is often good to get a good product and save a little cash for other things needed. There always seem to be other things needed especially when you have a boat.
We will be looking forward to some pictures when you get the chance to put those reels to work.
I think that the bearing is under the cog gear isn’t it Viper. I had not noticed that when I looked at it last. The worm gear, cover and right side support piece look the same.Not sure if this helps. Here's the schematics for the Rocket Pro (bottom) and Catfish Pro (top). Although they look the same the rocket pro has an extra bearing in the worm gear and the centrifugal brakes are removable where as they are not on the brake assembly for the catfish pro.
And yes I'm a sucker for paint schemes so I ponied up the extra cash for the Catfish Pro thinking it was the same as the Rocket Pro only to find out it has one less bearing.
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The first two 7000s I bought were 109.99. It’s been at least 10-12 years. The last two I bought were 90 a piece thanks to the half off sale.Makes me glad I bought my reels 10 years ago. 7000's were $110 each and found the 6500 Catfish Specials (the original orange ones) on sale for $120.