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    Oh I wasn't recommending the Theseus box, I was saying it's the one I keep coming back to. More acting as a benchmark to set the others to if anything.

    If a cheap box can offer all of that, for that price. Then something is either very wrong with the product, Or Branded items are commanding prices that do not reflect the product, but the brand.

    If I'm honest I suspect it's both, Brand accounts for a large percentage of the total price. And the super budget boxes offer less quality.

    That been said, Universal features across all brands like catches, pole cups, Feet, Locking mechanisms ect will all be mass produced in the far east to the same standard regardless of the price point. I don't even suspect big brands ask for more in this regard, Like increased glass content to plastic mixtures to improve wear resistance.

    So as I stated it becomes a game of picking the right placement of features, since brand and overall quality are largely inseparable.

    The big thing with the absolute compact you can remove the footplate without removing legs
    Even the budget end of the market have easy detatch front plates. There is a bolt in the back of the plate that interacts with the seat frame on boxes with the same design as that Daiwa 75 above, Remove the bolts and the foot plate will just slide right out. The only thing you have to remember is the bolt is out so tighten the side screws fully, Firstly so it doesn't slide out walking to a peg, and secondly so it doesn't slide out when you get to the peg and fall in the drink. Replacing the bolt with a clevis pin means you have the best of all worlds. Quick detach, and safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEAM RATTLER View Post
    John his current box is an old water tank one so even a Theseus one would be a massive step in the right direction.
    Nick
    His current box is the Avanti ,that is almost Identical to that Daiwa 75 in the picture
    All Mark would have to do to make his box into a Compact is Remove the Cassette from within the frame .
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEAM RATTLER View Post
    Sorry Mark that was in regards to the post by iceni and previous thread regarding his box.
    I meant that sarcastically Nick. I know it wasn't meant intentionally
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    My Parents have said I will be getting one in the New Year so I will be placing my old box on the market also in the New Year
    Mark

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    What they buying you a New Nissan Note ??
    No wonder you want a Shiny New Box 😉
    Steve Pickup was trying to sell his New unused White Rive a couple of months ago
    He seems to have Disappeared, Sadly .might be worth trying to contact him he might sell it @ a knockdown Price
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    Very funny col Lol

    They are helping me to buy a new box
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    I have managed to get myself the blue version on finance. Will be getting it after Christmas
    Last edited by Bodi; 23rd December 2017 at 09:58 PM.
    Mark

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    Mark it seems you are turning into a bit of a Tart 😉
    You have come a long way tis year well done mate keep up the good work
    Tight lines
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG COL View Post
    Mark it seems you are turning into a bit of a Tart 😉
    You have come a long way tis year well done mate keep up the good work
    Tight lines
    Yes Col, got to agree with the above looks like he,s shaken off the curse of Avanti
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goff View Post
    Yes Col, got to agree with the above looks like he,s shaken off the curse of Avanti
    Thank god for that!! Lol well done mark 👍🏼
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