CH100D7 has the Core 100 design and less potential for salt water damage. I have 2 and they are just great for 1/8 oz spoons to 7/8+ oz super spooks using 14 lb and 20 lb braid with a variety of Kistler and Loomis GLX rods. Sometimes I also use 50mg's.
I'd keep it especially if the wife /girlfriend bought it for me. Remember to tell them every trip how cool the reel is & it is the best gift you have ever received so you keep getting more stuff. :wink:
What a problem ! Not really. That's a GREAT reel !
Trade it in and Santa will probably never get you another one.
I vote you keep it. You AND Santa will be happy......trust me!
There's always next year. Maybe you can be a little better?
There's not much better than the Chronarch, though.