Originally Posted by CoastalObession
I honestly would not get it. Salt is electronics and magnets worst enemy. I would look at the core or the chronarch.
Directly from the Bantam, the Shimano Rep:
used in saltwater must be properly maitained. Salt can cause corrosion no matter what. The CTE DC has proven to be very durable in harsh saltwater environments. The reel
is designed for both fresh and saltwater. The DC unit is 100% sealed with epoxy. I have never seen one come in with a corroded DC unit.