Originally Posted by Searider
Alko bearings. Sealed for life - or sealed for death?
If it's that big as problem - change them! If you are spending that much on a trailer that ticks every other one of your boxes, a new set of "traditional" bearings isn't going to break the bank.....
I guess the lighter boat + Beefier trailer is still within your towing limits?
FWIW in that regard I could have gone unbraked (just - and I mean 2Kg close just) when I bought the new trailer for Wildheart. But I decided to "future proof" and go braked. Yes, more maintenance but another set of braked wheels should I ever need to stamp on the middle pedal.
Ironically I went up a car size and modernised it by 10 years - guess what - I wouldn't have been able to tow the unbraked one by about 2kg...... Physically bigger car, but about 20Kg lighter, so max unbraked weight dropped from 750 to 742Kg.....