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Slawman

After market electric reel motor

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Hi All,

I have a few game reels sitting around gathering dust and have started to research how I might use them for deep dropping by putting a motor onto one or two.

All I have found so far is a maddly expensive setup from Hooker Electric:

https://hookerelectric.com/product/penn-international-50-detachable/

And a more reasonably priced (but still US) one here:

https://www.fishwinch.com/electric-fishing-reels

Has anyone any knowledge of this modification and in particular if there are any Australian suppliers?  

I have half a mind to rig something up myself in the garage, not much to loose!

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About 20 years ago I converted 2x reels into electric by using wiper motors from cars, they looked pretty ugly but worked fine. Both were stolen along with about $8000 worth of game and sports gear. No photos as I have renewed computers a couple of times since and not saved photos.

Frank

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Interesting, I have a few boat wiper motors that might do the trick.....

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Yep they do look like wiper motors.

I made a rotarytumbler out of a Toyota Corolla wiper motor for a project once.

They are cheap motors, your probably paying more for the brackets etc.

Would be a cool project though 😊

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