Old 03-14-2019, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Capt_Rocky View Post
Well......it was a good idea

Got a good dc motor, but just could not get it to reliably run and keep a load. Ordered another beefier motor but it was just too big to be practical. Tried a chain and a belt and the belt did much better but continually had issues on the reel gear. I guess out of frustration with numerous other issues popping up I ended up with an LP1200. Maybe in the future I will revisit this but for now I want to fish.

Now I just need to learn how to catch swordfish

You're not alone. Many have tried alternate routes to getting a good Deep Drop reel (i.e. we wasted our money on the Daiwa Beastmaster) but end up with the best, an LP1200.

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