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Old 31 May 2009, 05:00   #11
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Did you get your bearings from De Graff Bruce or did you order them online? How much? I need to get a set as a precaution!
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Old 31 May 2009, 06:20   #12
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I bought a new bearing set when I picked up the boat, probably just buy them locally from now on.
I had plenty of grease in mine but then again I stick some in there now and again so not sure how much was there when new.
All I found was one bad rear hub seal which had let enough water in that I replaced one inner bearing out of four, the rest were perfect.
I have only done around 24 running hours since August, not had it out that much. Starting now though as we are going to Ribmeet next week, Ullapool in July and orkney in Aug with other smaller trip between these dates. Have you had time at home to get out much yourself?
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Old 31 May 2009, 08:50   #13
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Hey bruce, how are you enjoying the boat? Hope you have managed to log up plenty of hours!

I took my hubs off a few days ago to find that other than a smear of pretty manky grease on the bearings there was no grease in the bearing buddies at all and obviously never had been!!

How well were your bearings greased up from De Graaff?

Mark
I bought the bearing buddies after I purchased the trailer as I was going to make some up myself, but never got round to it. So can't comment on what De Graaff do. But I always inject grease at regular intervals just to make sure everythings hunky dory.

On the info sheet you were given by De Graaff, you should have all the info needed to order bearings etc without going back to De Graaff.
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Old 31 May 2009, 19:51   #14
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I'll have a look at the sheet when I get home, I've been up the congo for the past few weeks and dont have it with me
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