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PENN SQUALL - Service and Maintenance
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:45:02 AM »

Service and Maintenance of a Penn Squall 40


Very similar Service instructions to the Penn Fathom with some minor differences.


This is a reel designed for Offshore use. It has a free floating Spool spindle - a spool shaft independent of the spool - resting on ball bearings located inside the spool. Similar concept to the Penn Torque, which also has no centrifugal braking system; making it essentially impossible to cast. Out the box, the spool spins for 3 minutes...
This is a an excellent candidate reel to have some Stat Mags fitted to make it controllable for use in SurfCasting.




Remove the LH Side plate...


 
(For a more in depth tutorial on servicing the Spool bearings and shaft, refer to the Fathom Tutorial... http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=10066.0)






Inside the LH Side plate. Ratchet and spool bushing.




Bearing retainer in the RHS Frame






Remove the handle and Star Drag...














Remove the washer, Drag spring, and Drag spring washers x2






Remove the RHSide plate, taking note the 2 different lengths of screws.


Inside the RH Side plate...






Remove the Drive gear and Drag stack






Underneath the Drive gear is a small Drag washer








The Ratchet Gear and single Dog pawl






Remove the Ratchet gear, dog pawl, Yoke, springs and Pinion gear








Screw retained Drive shaft and Yoke plate






Unscrew the Retainer plate and remove the Drive shaft






The Drive shaft bearing is retained by a large screw






Inside the Side plate is another bearing retainer. Unscrew, service the bearing and replace.






All parts can be cleaned in Benzine, relubed and replaced.








Replace the Ratchet gear and Dog pawl






Proper HT-100 Carbon Drag washers







Replace the Drag washers and Drive gear. Don't forget the Bottom Drag washer (under the Drive gear).






Inspect the RH Side plate inside. The Clutch spring needs to engage the recess in the frame. On this particular reel, the Clutch spring was half out.






Remove the Cast Control knob and service the parts....















Clean and replace.




The Anti-reverse bearing and inner sleeve...






Replace the RH Side plate...



Note that there are 2 different lengths of screws!  duh




Replace the washers and springs in sequence.
Interesting that the Squall doesn't have a Drive shaft bearing at all!? The DrAG Springs rest directly upon the Anti-reverse Inner sleeve



Replace the Star Drag and washer, and finally the handle.





Small Stat Mag conversion:

An impossible reel to cast!!
Cut a thin metal strip and bond into RHS plate with Pratleys Quickset.



Added a wide Rare earth magnet - 12mm x 8mm x 2.5mm thick



From 3 mins freespool to 5 seconds with 1 magnet. Will be interesting how easy this reel is to cast with the conversion?

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Re: PENN SQUALL - Service and Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 10:30:02 AM »
Thanks to Isivuba for the use of his reel. Hope you can cast it now!

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Re: PENN SQUALL - Service and Maintenance
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 12:54:46 PM »
Another fantastic Tut Reefz  (clap) :+ cred: .
Now to try and cast this reel at the social. :craz:

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Re: PENN SQUALL - Service and Maintenance
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 12:57:18 PM »
Yep another top notch tut Tony youre a wizard with this ....  (clap) . although i reckon Isi is going to need a bigger magnet... :hyst: ... :creep: :creep:  only kidding bud .. :rck"

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Re: PENN SQUALL - Service and Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 10:26:33 PM »
thanks for all your trouble.i like the look of those multi eared carbontex washers. Penn multiplier drags seem top of the range in terms of design.Im interested in this and will look around elsewhere first,magnets have helped me alot and allow me to cast with all my strength/full power.

You have tamed the beast,still i get bunches but thats from not reeling in properly.Cheers and hello everybody


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Re: PENN SQUALL - Service and Maintenance
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 07:30:00 AM »
Hi Forensic
Most Penn multipliers come with the HT-100 drag system - eared Carbon fibre washers. They've been using them for years. It's now been shown that 2 eared Carbon washers have the same effect as 3 non-eared.

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Re: PENN SQUALL - Service and Maintenance
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 09:46:52 AM »
Thanks Reefman,
A while back i saw a graph of the ht100 drag performance put out by penn and its comparison to leading reel manufactures drag performance and of course it looked impressive,we dont know what reels they tested or if there was carbontex involved.Im keen to try improve my reels drag performances with some upgrades.Will let you know how it goes under the  drag thread.