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Seamartins

Post by callop catcher » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:37 pm

Starting to get a thing for these old surf reel
A cedar make is a good way to start the collection with
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Post by Rellik-doc-rob » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:48 pm

Steven ,

I have one of those old Seamartins , its not Cedar , but still an original in good condition.

Consider it yours if you want it ?

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Post by callop catcher » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:01 pm

Wow, thanks Rob
Very generous, even the later makes like the Mark 2 are selling
well at the moment
There's a few different colour and finishes to collect

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Post by Rellik-doc-rob » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:25 am

Steven ,

Its still in the original box with instructions.....but has been used. All yours !!

PM your address & I will get it posted this week.

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Re: Seamartins

Post by ocd1688 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:26 pm

Hell Stephen -duh

Expensive taste you got cww

Bloke has one and he asked me to strip and repolish the cedar parts to like new which I refused.
There were scratches and dents that he wanted gone!

After cleaning the dirt and grime with a witch's brew, followed by some bee's wax and elbow grease, it retained all the patina and looked bloody fantastic.

I believe the cedar Seamartin is the most collectible of Aussie reels.

Shame I have to give it back!

Albert

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Post by callop catcher » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:21 pm

Albert, waiting for some warm sunny days before I hit it up with some beeswax but what is this

witch's brew you talk about ???

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Re: Seamartins

Post by ocd1688 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:22 am

Hi Stephen

Had a supply from an old timer French polisher.
Smell evil!!!

I reckon it has linseed oil, metho and something else which he kept a secret.

It settles in layers and it has to be well shaken before use.

Worked real well in colonial cedar and huon furniture.

I haven't done this for a long time,now being 4ft2 and 89 lol

Albert

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