Penn Senator Rod Problem

Old 04-18-2006, 06:19 AM
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Default Penn Senator Rod Problem

I still have 2 of the old Penn Senator rods (gray/black/red). The gimbelled butts are not solid one piece construction and have started to spin with a little side pressure on the reel. Anybody have the same problem and any ideas on how to fix? Thanks
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:07 AM
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Epoxy? 3M 5200?
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:06 AM
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Pull the end off and just clean the aluminum with acetone or plain ole' alcohol .Use some scotch-brite or fairly coarse sand paper to clean up the butt with. This gives the epoxy someting to get a grip on. Then mix up some five minute epoxy or marine tex or some other something you have around and put it back together . If the boat is handy, put it in the rod holder to make sure it's straight before it sets. This works Trust Me
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:07 PM
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Had the same problem with the reel seats spinning on the
rods. Drilled a small hole in the reel seat, under the reel,
then took a large hypodermic needle and injected epoxy
under the reel seat. Worked fine, this was done 5 years
ago and the reel seats are still tight.
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