So the brake pads in my 15 year old 1106 downriggers have finally worn to the point of replacement (again, I replaced them once about 7 years ago) . I phoned up Scotty parts (toll free) in Victoria and they are sending me a couple sets no charge. This old school style of business management and customer support is why Scotty has such a great reputation and why I will be a supporter of their products forever. ( and no, I have no affiliation with this company) Scotty is a company renowned for innovation and for being there to back up their product. Thanks Scotty!