hi can anybody tell me if abu 9000c bearings will fit an abu 12 .cheers
:clap2: IMHO I don't think the gears, frame or spool will take the pressure. I had 2 x 9000 C's and they were great with 20lb line but I wouldn't think they are any good for winching, great for playing a running fish with the 2 speed retrieve but lacking in grunt. :clap2:cheers iain will try them.dug out my old 12 and have loaded it with 100lb braid for big flatties.
:clap2: The ABU 12 is the cheap boat version of the 9000C, single speed with bronze bushes instead of bearings, I wouldn't think it's man enough to do what you want it to do, 30lb class tops. Try it by all means but probably end up with distorted frame and/or stripped gears. :clap2:hello m8 , i had my abu 12 done back in 83 bearings, you all so have to get the brake block holder for 9000c, as the abu 12 does not have one theres just a peice of plastic in there you cant put brake blocks on, give pete coogan a ring he will sort you out the abu surgeon on-07740306500 or 0151-6773609 jim:thumbs:
distorted frames not strong enough dont think so , travel to norway the locals use all the time, my m8 last year sold 2 x abu 12 to a guy in norway that says it all jim:nonono::clap2: The ABU 12 is the cheap boat version of the 9000C, single speed with bronze bushes instead of bearings, I wouldn't think it's man enough to do what you want it to do, 30lb class tops. Try it by all means but probably end up with distorted frame and/or stripped gears. :clap2:
i did white horse whiskey many others going back to the seventies even , i fished the upper clyde lochs as much as pos , with some famous geordie anglers , all my pb came from holy loch good old days , we have better & balanced tackle now but not the fish , if i only had a time machine , i wonder if terry carroll could make me a zziplex time machine and go back with the tackle what we have now bloody brilliant , good days best days jim.Hi Seery, did you fish the Firth of Clyde open matches in the 80s. Just wondering if our paths crossed back then. Quite a few of your countrymen used to teach us a few lessons back then - until we learned about the secret contents of your wicker food hampers.
hello iain are you from up that way ? i fished either the lew marsden alot , chris stringer , john bohill, few others jim:thumbs:Yes, those were the good times, pothunter and myself were part of the Firth of Clyde then Clyde Specimen Hunters sea angling club in those days. Used to enjoy watching mr Stringer, Harvey, Gascoine ect, I presume you would have been part of that group. Anyway we still have our memories and photos to remind us before the dementia sets in.
Hi John,hello iain are you from up that way ? i either the lew marsden alot , chris stringer , john bohill, few others jim:thumbs:
its a long way to travel to fish hertfordshire up to the clyde, i loved fishing a little lower than clynder is a place called 24 fathom mark at rosneath , some strange catches from there 12lb anglerfish jimHi John,
I grew up there fishing the lochs and matches when it was worth while, I stopped fishing the matches when the catches at the end of the weighing in was dumped on the beach to rot as they were too small to be eaten. I think you guys stopped coming over about the same time.
I used to love fishing the clynder side of the narrows when you guys were there it was so competitive but also friendly. My club mates were some of the top scottish international anglers - Hugh Smith, pot hunter ( not sure if he wants his name published eh Ross , etc and were on good terms with Chris and co. I was a bit younger and better looking than them by 10 years ( sorry Ross so they would not remember me but they all knew Hugh and Ross quite well.