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    Looking for a reel

    Hi,

    I am looking for a good reel, for use on OW.

    Would like one of good quality, at least 200 m (600 feet) wire lenght, easy to deploy and collect, and one anti-entaglement -if such a reel exists-.

    Have seen this one of 250 m Gibielle torce subacquee e Articoli Subacquei

    Have you tried this ? Any other recommendations ?

    TIA
    Andrés

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    Re: Looking for a reel

    This might work for you.
    The Golem Exploration reel have an anti-fouling design
    Precission made from high quality materials. Custom made line with kevlar core.

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    Re: Looking for a reel

    Quote Originally Posted by andrespp  View Original Post
    Hi,

    I am looking for a good reel, for use on OW.

    Would like one of good quality, at least 200 m (600 feet) wire lenght, easy to deploy and collect, and one anti-entaglement -if such a reel exists-.

    Have seen this one of 250 m Gibielle torce subacquee e Articoli Subacquei

    Have you tried this ? Any other recommendations ?

    TIA
    Andrés
    I'll vouch for the quality of the Golem reel.

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    Re: Looking for a reel

    Check out Kent Tooling's reels - superb quality and will last a lifetime.

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    Re: Looking for a reel

    I have a dir zone reel, same as the H Pathfinder reels but cheaper. Very cool reels.

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    Re: Looking for a reel

    I use two reels

    1st is the Halcyon Pathfinder which offers tangle free easy line laying capability. It is by far the best line laying reel I have tried. The DIR Zone / Salvo / Golum copys all work on the same concept of tight tolerances preventing line trap.





    These reels are very expensive but you don't normally use them for SMB work so your not worried about loosing them.


    My SMB reel is a cheep £25 beaver ratchet reel. It works great and i have had very few tangles on it but most importantly its a disposable item.





    I much prefer ratchet reels for SMB work. i don't do the whole ascent thinking I may accidentaly drop it. If you want a quality version of the Ratchet reel the Kent Tooling version is solid Stainless steel and has ratchet and free spool options. Its a stunning bit of kit but heavy and expensive to loose.

    ATB

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    Re: Looking for a reel

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Chase  View Original Post
    My SMB reel is a cheep £25 beaver ratchet reel. It works great and i have had very few tangles on it but most importantly its a disposable item.

    I much prefer ratchet reels for SMB work. i don't do the whole ascent thinking I may accidental drop it. If you want a quality version of the Ratchet reel the Kent Tooling version is solid Stainless steel and has ratchet and free spool options. Its a stunning bit of kit but heavy and expensive to loose.
    Another vote for cheap plastic ratchet reels.

    After 10 years of insistently using D-R reels and having miserable stressed ascents, I allowed myself to be persuaded to buy a McMahon ratchet reel this year. Large, plastic, easy to rig and easy to use - I'm never going back to anything else for ascents. And, at 36 quid, essentially disposable.

    The KT reel is a work of art, but having tried one, I found it far too heavy. The McMahon floats out of the way of stages etc.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Looking for a reel

    Another vote for the Reefscuba reel. You can take the cylinder off the reel u/w without fear of losing any parts. It allows you to clear any birdsnests with ease.

    Plus, the customer service is excellent. I saw their booth at Beneath the Sea one year and when one of their personnel asked if I was interested in buying one of their reels I said I had three already. He asked if I had them at the show, I didn't, but I was going to be back the next day and could bring them. When I did, he took them apart and gave each a tune up. I also didn't like the way one of the handles was (I think it got a bit bent or something) and they replaced it. All was done for free and they handed me tune up kits (a little plastic disc, a couple of o-rings, and I think maybe a little thing of silicon) for each one. They also printed up name labels for each of them so that they wouldn't disappear on a dive boat. Definitely a first class company.
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    Re: Looking for a reel

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilSiswick  View Original Post
    I allowed myself to be persuaded to buy a McMahon ratchet reel this year. Large, plastic, easy to rig and easy to use - I'm never going back to anything else for ascents. And, at 36 quid, essentially disposable.
    This is what I use for SMB work too, but it doesn't have anywhere near 600' of line on it!

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