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Standard Electric Bottom Reels

Features Include:

  • Frames and stanchions on all models are constructed from 1 1/4" stainless steel pipe.
  • Stanchions are complete with a welded foot mount and a stainless steel strap style gunwale mounting bracket with a "T" type locking bolt.
  • Powered by a 1/4 HP Scott 12 VDC electric motor.
  • Heavy duty 5/8" diameter stainless steel spool shaft.
  • Replaceable drag washers
  • Fiberglass spring arm
  • Retrieval rate of 350 ft. per minute under a moderate load.
  • Plastic spool designed primarily for wire and cable use. Aluminum spool upgrade recommended for use with monofilament and spectra fiber lines.
  • All replacement parts stocked by SNL Corporation
  • Spool capacity of 3500' of 3/64" stainless steel cable.

Reel draws 19 Amps under minimum loading, but can draw up to 60 amps under heavy loads. The use of #4 wire for lengths less then 10 feet and #2 for lengths greater than 10 feet is recommended.

  Order Description:
Waterman Standard Electric Bottom Reel
(Please specify desired voltage when ordering)
Hydraulic Bottom Reel

Direct drive hydraulic reels provide the most efficient use of resources of commercial fishing vessels. 12 GPM pump with a 50/50 flow divider will run up to 8 reels. Peak reel speed and torque is determined by supply pressure and flow. Reel is equipped with a variable speed control valve with stainless steel stem and control handle. Hydraulic control valve is directly mounted to motor.   Order Description:
Waterman Hydraulic Bottom Reel
Direct Drive Bottom Reels

Waterman Industries direct drive bottom reels provide maximum torque for many types of fishing applications. The new housing design allows for the addition of multiple (up to 3) heavy duty fiberglass spring arms for increased lifting power. The standard model comes equipped with a 3/4hp Scott Motor and a 25:1 gear box. Different gear box and horsepower combinations are also available to meet your specific needs.
HP Gearbox RPM at Hub Line Speed
(ft. per minute)
Dead Lift (lb.)
3/4 20:1 172.5 418 50
3/4 25:1 138 334 59
3/4 30:1 115 278 71
3/4 40:1 86.25 209 90
3/4 50:1 69 167 107
3/4 60:1 57.5 139 114
1 15:1 120 291 100
1 20:1 90 218 127
1 25:1 72 174 152
1 30:1 60 145 181
1 40:1 45 109 239
1 50:1 36 87 275
1 60:1 30 73 290
  Order Description:
Waterman Direct Drive Bottom Reel
(Please specify desired horsepower and gear box ratio when ordering)
Waterman Manual Bottom Reels
Constructed from aluminum and stainless steel. Solid flat fiberglass spring. High impact plastic spools. Take up is 3 feet per rotation of crank. Electric conversion kit available and easily installed. Order Description: Waterman Manual Reel