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Daiwa SEABORG 1200MJ??? Anyone use it yet???

Old 08-20-2019, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by F1Cracker View Post


I hope you’ll excuse my confusion. In post #40 of this thread, hamma job implied that the Daiwa motor was brushless. It can get confusing when manufacturers’ reps start bashing competitor’s products with misinformation.
No problem at all - I can understand. I think Hamma works for LP.

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Old 08-21-2019, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Frigate Sales View Post

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Thanks for that.

So this is strange...

yesterday, after you said that the Daiwa doesn’t have a brushless motor, but before I responded, I sent the following email to Daiwa...

To: CSR <csr@daiwa.com>
Subject: Question about Dendoh reels

I have been unable to find this information online. Does either the MP3000 or the Seaborg 1200 MJ have a brushless motor?

Here’s their response...

The 24V MP3000 and all the Seaborg MJ models have brushless motors.


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Old 08-21-2019, 04:32 PM
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Got one love it getting another one next year selling the tanacoms.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Coral Head View Post
Just spooled mine up yesterday so no data yet.

I have owned or fished almost every electric out there and I have to say I'm very impressed with the quality of this reel. Can't wait for the wind to slack so I can get out and give it a try.

As for swording my impression so far is that it would be fully capable of getting the job done. IMO it would be a great choice for someone who is looking to sword 3-4 times a year, but if your looking to sword regularly then the reel we are not talking about in this thread would be a better choice.

In full transparency I do own an S-1200 as well that I currently use for swording, but I do plan on trying the 1200MJ for that role and maybe sell the LP who knows.

Where did you get that "rod"? How do you like it?
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by maschked View Post
Where did you get that "rod"? How do you like it?
Love the rod, Roys Electric Reels sells them.

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Old 08-26-2019, 10:56 AM
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I've got one 1200MJ and love it so far. Will probably get a second.
I do have a question for other users though:
On my last trip I noticed that it wouldn't freespool quite as easily as it had been. Not sure if this was something I was doing wrong or if it was because I didn't have that much weight on it (only ~20 ounces because there was no current or wind drift.
Anyone have any thoughts? What is the best way to put it in freespool?
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:12 PM
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Make sure your freespool adjustment knob isn't cranked down all the way (knob on the left side of the reel). Back it off when using lighter weights.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by F1Cracker View Post
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Daiwa 1200MJ motor shown above. Notice that the brush holder is crooked due to testing damage. Also, 2 wires going to the motor - brush less motor would require 3 wires minimum.
Yes, this was from the 2 speed version of the reel.
This reel was purchased new in May of this year.

Maybe they made a change recently, but it would require a completely new driver circuit as well.

I'm not trying to spread bad information, I am just stating what I have seen first hand. I have a feeling not many folks take these apart for fun.



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Old 09-12-2019, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Frigate Sales View Post

Daiwa 1200MJ motor shown above. Notice that the brush holder is crooked due to testing damage. Also, 2 wires going to the motor - brush less motor would require 3 wires minimum.
Yes, this was from the 2 speed version of the reel.
This reel was purchased new in May of this year.

Maybe they made a change recently, but it would require a completely new driver circuit as well.

I'm not trying to spread bad information, I am just stating what I have seen first hand. I have a feeling not many folks take these apart for fun.

So I guess we should all just purchase banax reels instead and throw our 1700 dollar mj 1200s in the ocean lol.......
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by arczr2 View Post
So I guess we should all just purchase banax reels instead and throw our 1700 dollar mj 1200s in the ocean lol.......
Not at all. The 1200 is a good reel.

I am just trying to clarify that the motor is not brushless. The banax is not brushless either. The only reel on the market that is brushless is the beastmaster (to my knowledge.)

If someone is telling me I'm wrong, and I know the facts, I'm going to push back. Wouldn't you?




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Old 09-12-2019, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Frigate Sales View Post

If someone is telling me I'm wrong, and I know the facts, I'm going to push back. Wouldn't you?
I was not telling you that you are wrong, I was only trying to decipher conflicting information. Daiwa, and in all fairness Shimano too, has had representatives misrepresent the materials in their reels in the past. I doubt it was done intentionally, however you never know.

I decided to follow up with our friend Casey.

Hi Casey,


I’m still unsure about whether the Seaborg 1200 MJ is equipped with a brushless motor. Someone has supplied me with this picture, which is being represented as a photo of a motor from the reel in question after catastrophic failure.

(A copy of your picture was here)

You can see in the picture that the mount for the brush is twisted. Obviously, a brushless motor won’t have brush mounts. Is this actually the motor for the 1200 MJ?

Also, the motor says Made in China on it. I was under the impression that the Seaborg reels are made in Japan. Am I mistaken?

Thank you for all your time,

Maybe Casey will send a photo of a Seaborg 1200 with a Japanese made brushless motor in it, along with an explanation. She is a photographer after all.

I will post the response when it comes.
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