The frame of the Primary Reel comes with a series of pre-drilled holes so divers can change the handle position from a top-mount handle, to a side-mount handle or a left-hand operated reel. The spool is held in place with a stainless steel “C” clip so replacing the spool or cleaning up a jammed reel is simple.
- Adjustable Handle: The handle and frame of Dive Rite Classic Reels have a series of pre-drilled holes which allow a variety of adjustments to be made to better fit hands of different sizes, to allow for right- or left-hand operation, or to allow for a side-mounted handle configuration.
- Channeled Handle: The top of the handle has a molded-in channel which conforms more naturally to the shape of the hand and helps to better cradle dive lights.
- Positive Lock-Down Screw: The lock-down screw is positioned so that it passes through the frame and into a space between the spool’s ribs. Even when fully extended, it does not touch the spool (or put unnecessary stress on it). Because it extends between the ribs, it prevents unwanted movement of the spool.
- Permanent, Flush-Mounted Axle Assembly: The spool axle is permanently attached to the frame. The spool locks in place with an “E” clip. This results in a lower profile, eliminates the possibility of spool lockup, and ensures that the axle never goes out of adjustment. Further, it simplifies replacement of the spool. This is not only helpful in sorting out line jams, but it also enables quick replacement of the spool from an inventory of spools containing line whose weight and color is best for a given dive.
- Reel Capacities: Dive Rite reels are available with heavier #36 line preferred by wreck and open-water divers, or lighter #24 line preferred by cave divers.