continental rotorhead removal

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FishingCarpenter
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continental rotorhead removal

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my turn to ask for advice as i cannot find any circlips or other holding fixtures to release the rotor head from the pinion gear , i would like to clean the anti reverse but can’t get to it as it lives in the rotor housing . managed to polish the line wear grove in the bail arm . l am hoping to use it for trotting as i will be able to close the bail manually to stop the thud when reeling in from striking ( bumped a few roach and it kills the swim ) any advice would be truly appreciated,fishingcarpenter.70 days to go and i am already daydreaming about roach

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Black or green model?

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green

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Re: continental rotorhead removal

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Hi,
Um, should come straight off as long as it doesn't have the small brass pin protuding into the casing (as in my black model - this makes it more difficult, and was designed to stop the head sliding back and forth, I assume). Obviously remove the handle, gear and shaft firstly...be aware the screw into the gear is an anti clockwise thread, otherwise it all ends in tears! Should be pretty straight forward. Let me how you get on.
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will do 👍

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F C a tip when using the Continental. You mentioned closing the bale manually. I would advise always doing this. I had a very nice example of this reel ( the best engineered of the Morritts stable) but one day the bale wire sheared at the point where it joins the ball shaped 'crook' where the line sits. The closing action of the bale on this and other Morritt reels is quite fierce and obviously stressed the metal over time. Closing manually is easily achieved and much quieter to boot.

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