Not that this plug will add any true value to this thread since I am a Doogue too but here goes...
I also have a Ross Canyon #5 (that way my brother and I can swap spools) and I got a little lazy soaking the reel last year. The end result - salt crystals in the drag. Ross gave me a very polite lecture on properly maintaining the reel and fixed the drag for free. The customer service at Ross is excellent.
The reel was back in my hands within 10 days of ship out to Ross and when it returned I was loving Ross even more than I was when I first purchased the reel.
Gotta love Ross.