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Old 26 March 2007, 08:27   #1
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Braked Trailers

I am looking to buy a new braked trailer for my 5.4 m Searider, I found that snipe and a few other types have flushing hubs ,does anyone have any experience of these ? I was keen on a hallmark roller coaster 1.3 but they dont do flushing hubs .
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Old 26 March 2007, 08:34   #2
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Kev, do you need a braked trailer, lot of hassle saved if you don't. Have you seen this:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...earider+weight

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Old 26 March 2007, 09:01   #3
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Hi Pete Ive had it on weighbridge and weighs 920 kg with twin 40 s and approx 50 ltr of fuel , its currently sitting on an old snipe R16 with brakes ,although no shoes or cables.
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Feck thats heavy. The flushing stuff is just B&Q garden hose connectors so another option would be a new axle and a bit of DIY. Alternatively the axles De Graff fit have a hole in the drum so they just drill a matching hole in the wheel to line up.

http://www.degraafftrailers.co.uk/

Whilst your pondering the options have a think about bearings, sealed or tapered. A search on "Alko" might make your mind up for you.

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Old 26 March 2007, 11:58   #5
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Trailers, lower is better!

Just a thought! Look for a trailer that has the boat sitting as low as possible. This makes launching and recovery easier, that is, you don't need water so deep. Our De Graaf sits high and launching on a shallow slip is a nightmare.

Agree about the DIY solution to hub washing. The kits are jolly expensive for some bits of pipe and connectors. Drill the backplate and fit a hose connector. Don't drill anything that rotates, it will upset the wheel balance.
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Old 26 March 2007, 12:18   #6
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The brake flushing kit on my trailer consists of:

1) 1 barbed female hose connector
2) 1 L-bracket, bolted to the trailer frame (hose connector goes through, and the hose holds it in place)
3) about 10 or 12 feet of 1/2" plastic tubing
4) 1 T-connector for the tubing
5) 2 sprayer thingies of some type stuck through the backplate of the brake drums. I'd think just about anything would work; probably doesn't even have to have to have a spray pattern, as the stream will be defelected around by the drum.
6) assorted zip ties to hold everything together, and mount it to the frame.

I'd bet a resourceful person could rebuild the system for less than $20 and a visit to a home center.


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Kev,
Not sure all Snipe trailers have a flushing kits. I have a brand new R17-1000 braked trailer which doesn't appear to have a flushing kit installed - not sure if it is an optional extra?
Let me know if you find one!
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Kev,
Not sure all Snipe trailers have a flushing kits. I have a brand new R17-1000 braked trailer which doesn't appear to have a flushing kit installed - not sure if it is an optional extra?
Let me know if you find one!
Try these, I ordered one last month but have not fitted it to my trailer yet.

http://www.hubflush.com/

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65 for a bit of HEP and a few fittings??? Get down the plumbers' merchants instead.
Take a photo of the flush-kit with you and show it to the bloke behind the counter
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I can't quite figure out from the picture what the actual spray fittings are. They look like standard Tap Connectors from the Hep2O catalogue. Does anyone know?
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