Weighty issues!

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Michael
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Weighty issues!

Post by Michael » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:33 am

I`d like to ask a favour of folks who own either a narrow or wide speedia. Would it be possible to weigh them and let me know. It doesn't have to be exact, as your pin may have line on it, if possible in gms, but willing to except oz.... I`m doing a centre comparison experiment, and I don't own either model!...

Many thanks in advance.... :Hat:
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Re: Weighty issues!

Post by Reedling » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:38 am

Narrow drum Speedia, basic one without the knurled tensioner/drag: 200g exactly.

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Re: Weighty issues!

Post by Keston » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:42 am

Hi Mike
The narrows do vary but the later improved would be around 195 grammes .
The earlier pill box narrow models are a fair bit lighter around 178 grammes.
Sorry I havnt weighed a wide drum .

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Re: Weighty issues!

Post by Michael » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:43 am

Cheers Reedling, much appreciated.... :Hat:
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Re: Weighty issues!

Post by Luga00 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:48 am

My wide drum (with arbour) is 262g
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Re: Weighty issues!

Post by Harry » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:00 am

Standard Speedia wide drum, (no extra arbour) 237g with 100mts of 0.17 line...
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Re: Weighty issues!

Post by Michael » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:21 pm

Cheers and many thanks Keston, Russ and Harry, the information's much appreciated..... :Hat:
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Re: Weighty issues!

Post by Michael » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:27 am

I thought I`d update the folks who kindly responded to my originally enquiry....

I`ve compared the weight of the Speedia models, with my customised MK II Greys Bewick centre pins, which I had lightweight line guards fitted to my specifications and with Gary's expertise, advice & manufacturing skills @ The Mill Tackle Company Ltd. I cannot praise Gary`s work enough, it is utterly superb! Here's an example of two of them
Bewick one.JPG

A standard Greys Bewick centre pin weighs 180gms ( 6.34931oz), my customised versions weigh 184gms ( 6.49041oz), so the line guards weigh 4gms (0.141096oz), a negligible amount!
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Re: Weighty issues!

Post by Luga00 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:32 pm

they look superb
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