Originally Posted by Dipsay
****, you're right. havnet had my coffee yet. I dont agree with him then..LOL
I would say that 99 percent of the time the cast control bearing goes out first before that brake hub bearing. The reason is due to how we hold the reel in hand and how we set the hook. Most of the time its angled down towards that side. Thats where the water can travel down that spool and right into that bearing causing it to corrode. IMO, you've got more shaft to resonate down vs the other side. Never tested that theory though. I'll take a look at it. Usually, if either one of those bearings are balky I change the set out. Kinda like shanging your brake pads on a car. But I do understand the question as it pertains to being stuck on an Island. If it were me.. I'd put the reel down, make a gig and stab dinner..LMMFAO!
I agree about the water travel plus using braid makes this even worse. When the bearings finally lock up the shaft will still spin in the bearing like a sleeve and actually cast better and better as the metal wears.