Studio Ocean Mark has an interesting drag system. There might be an advantage for single stack drag performance over the original stock Shimano drag system.
Anyhow, I have taken the time to clean and re-lube the spool and its clicker system.
I found that the spool indeed does have some impressive re-engineering to it. Also there exist 2 ball bearings in the drag stack. One is in the bottom of the stack (fit into the body of the spool) and the other sits atop a metal drag washer that is milled out to reduce weight and functions as a stabilizer so the spool and drag spin smoothly in-line on the reel's main shaft.
Lube: Cal's Drag Grease (metal and carbon weaved drag washers) and Reel-X (bearings).
The last "washer" is metal with a rubber ring sandwiched between a top and bottom layout. This is another way to waterproof the drag stack. Nice to have since there is already a rubber ring on the drag knob.
Very nice design.
Taken apart and cleaned, this is a nice piece of hardware I've never seen before on a fishing reel. Kind of reminds me of the metal piece on a northbridge chip located on your computers motherboard. Made to attach to the main source of heat. Made to dispense heat through the bottom of the spool.
Original, and genius.
The underside of the northbridge ring is shown to have the ridged clicker system. This piece is quite well made.
Presto! Clean, lubed, and back to action!
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