Marco Medway restoration.

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Paul D
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Paul D » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:12 pm

Lovely job Jacko....can I have your reel please? :eyebrow:
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Richard Jackson » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:20 pm

Thanks seanm
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by ReelMaker » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:20 pm

Dear sir,what is the thread you have used for the whippings they look brilliant .Reelmaker

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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Chris Bettis » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:24 pm

First class job of restoration resulting in a very nice looking rod. Hope you enjoy plenty of good days using it.

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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Chalky » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:23 pm

Hi Sorry I have not answered before been fishing, I got these rings from Chapmans of Ware but i think they are Hopkins & Holloway stock items.

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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by N9nty » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:15 pm

I really like Marco rods and think they are much underrated, I have never had a Marco rod take a set. I use a Marco Test for a lot of my stillwater fishing.
Lovely restoration.
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Tizer » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:57 pm

How good do you feel.My first go looks rubbish compared to yours but I am still over the moon with it,Would you mind telling what thread you used and did you use dope or banana oil on the whippings? How many coats etc.What varnish did you use.Thanks

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Chalky
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Chalky » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:12 pm

Hi the thread I used was FUJI colour 003 in the A-ultra thickness, I always give the whippings 2 or 3 coats of banana oil then 2 coats of varnish on top of that then give the whole rod 4 coats of varnish, I used on this rod Rustins yacht varnish but I also like Wickes yacht varnish. hope this helps.

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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by MaggotDrowner » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:14 am

Another piece of cane brought back. I'm sure it will be good for decades to come now. Well done!
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Tizer » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:10 am

Chalky wrote:Hi the thread I used was FUJI colour 003 in the A-ultra thickness, I always give the whippings 2 or 3 coats of banana oil then 2 coats of varnish on top of that then give the whole rod 4 coats of varnish, I used on this rod Rustins yacht varnish but I also like Wickes yacht varnish. hope this helps.
Thankyou. :Thumb:

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