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    One of my Cannon manual downriggers is a little bit tight - the weight is not letting down as fast as it used to. Can anyone offer help on where to lube the thing? I unwound the handle all the way and removed it, then unscrewed the 4 bolts on the other side of the unit and removed the bolt. I can't figure out where I need to lube the gears. Anybody ever done this? Thanks!

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    gears yes , but do do all the friction points, where every thing rub's , bearings, bushings, even the one on the top of boom, they all will cause it to go out slow or not at all ,

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    Mine can be a bit tight,slow in the start of the season. But I have never lubed. I replaced the pulley once. That helped!!

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    replacing the clutch plate is always a good idea. I have done that a couple times, but never lubed anything but the end pulley.
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