C815 ratchet

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Thommo
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C815 ratchet

Post by Thommo » Fri May 31, 2019 6:46 pm

Hi, my aerial c815 has a ratchet that is set up for right hand wind and im a left land user which means the ratchet is stiffer on retrieve rather than on a take, how can i alter this, im guessing its the pawl but what can i do? Appreciate any advice

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Re: C815 ratchet

Post by Wagtail » Fri May 31, 2019 7:44 pm

If the pawl is removable I turn it over, perhaps not the 'correct' thing to do but it works well enough for me!
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Re: C815 ratchet

Post by Wallys-Cast » Fri May 31, 2019 8:49 pm

Due to the position of the pawl spring, it is acting harder to compress on one side of the pawl. A little bit of spring reshaping can make it better suited to left hand wind but it is a bit hit and miss until you get it right.
The springs are quite tolerant to a bit of reshaping so don't worry about it snapping.

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Re: C815 ratchet

Post by Nobby » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:19 pm

Here's how to do it...same as the Rapidex/Trudex ratchet:

http://www.traditionalfisherman.com/vie ... ex#p340297

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Re: C815 ratchet

Post by Thommo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:33 pm

Thankyou gentlemen

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