I had a hardy Perfect with a badly cracked agate. I sent it to a local fellow that repairs Hardys'. He replaced the agate with a nephrite jade ring...Looked really cool against the green waters of my home river.Hey Steve,
Going by your avatar I'm connecting you with our conversation over on the Classic forum.
So yeah, I have a "new" toy. Found this Hardy Perfect 3-5/8" which I want to put on a 9' Granger. Needs a little work: bent winding plate and probably needs new bushing to solve a bit of wobble. Leading to some rub against the check adjustment internals.
Not sure if I'll send it to Arch or attempt the repair myself. If it was just the bent plate, I'd probably do it myself. But the bushing, I can't do that so might ask him to just do the whole thing.
Two cracks in the agate..... one is smooth so I'll leave alone. The other catches the fingernail. You think superglue?