Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 24 September 2004, 18:02   #21
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,556
You gotta listen to Jono cos he knows about bearings and stuff cos hes gotta Landie with a winch
__________________

__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2004, 06:00   #22
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Over here
Boat name: S.S. Nobstick
Make: Three Wise Monkeys
Length: 3m +
Engine: 44lbs of thrust....
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,115
..and it's a BIG winch...
__________________

__________________
Jono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 September 2004, 19:11   #23
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Oban
Boat name: RIB Tickle
Make: Humber Assault
Length: 5.3m
Engine: Yamaha 60ETO,Tohatsu 3.5
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 371
If you had a proper 4x4 like a Jeep then you woundn't need a winch
On a serious note I would replace the bearings yearly and grease them occasionally if you tow any distance. The cost of new bearings and hassle of checking them occassionally is nothing to losing a wheel and sitting down by the side of the road at 9pm on a sunday night in the middle of nowhere in the rain
__________________
http://www.argylldiving.btinternet.co.uk
Rupert Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 September 2004, 03:54   #24
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Over here
Boat name: S.S. Nobstick
Make: Three Wise Monkeys
Length: 3m +
Engine: 44lbs of thrust....
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rupert Bear
If you had a proper 4x4 like a Jeep then you woundn't need a winch
On a serious note I would replace the bearings yearly and grease them occasionally if you tow any distance. The cost of new bearings and hassle of checking them occassionally is nothing to losing a wheel and sitting down by the side of the road at 9pm on a sunday night in the middle of nowhere in the rain
The winch is for pulling over exhuberant "jeep" owners out of ditches ..and very useful it is too..
The whole point about the Bramber trailer at the start of this thread is that with the ALKO SEALED FOR LIFE type of axle fitted you can't "grease them occasionally"..
__________________
Jono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 September 2004, 11:29   #25
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Oban
Boat name: RIB Tickle
Make: Humber Assault
Length: 5.3m
Engine: Yamaha 60ETO,Tohatsu 3.5
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 371
I usually have Disco owners saying "you'll never get the boat up that!" just before I prove them wrong
Sealed for life bearings on a boat trailer must be the stupidest idea I have ever came across on trailers, and I have seen a few crackers Basically you never know when it is going to go and nothing in the world is completely waterproof, it always gets in somewhere. At least the "open" bearings can be checked occassionally to see how they are getting on!
__________________
http://www.argylldiving.btinternet.co.uk
Rupert Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 September 2004, 15:03   #26
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: SOUTHAMPTON AREA
Boat name: none
Make: bombard sib
Length: 3m +
Engine: petrol 15/3.5
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 402
Has anyone got any good ideas for getting trailer hubcaps off without destroying them,I cant seem to get the angle with a hammer and drift(because of the wheel),why dont they make screw on hubcaps like on some lorry wheels.
__________________
timboli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 September 2004, 15:34   #27
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Exeter
Boat name: gazza's girl
Make: rib-X
Length: 5.75
Engine: Suzuki 90 4 stroke
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by timboli
Has anyone got any good ideas for getting trailer hubcaps off without destroying them,I cant seem to get the angle with a hammer and drift(because of the wheel),why dont they make screw on hubcaps like on some lorry wheels.
I usually used a bladed screw driver and drive it in between the cap and the hub on each side, and work them off that way,
Only use a screw driver that is suitable for hitting with a hammer....

Taking the wheel off also helps.....

Gazza
__________________
Gazza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 September 2004, 05:37   #28
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warwick
Make: Avon - Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: 75hp mariner
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
This thread has quite surprised me as I thought that bramber had a good reputation but some of these pictures. I have to admit to being a bit of a trailer anorak and keep checking out trailers to see what nifty feature they have built in, how well they are made and how cleverly designed etc.

The trailers that over the years have consistently impressed me are REBA or RIBA trailers from Belgium (burp) does anybody have any adverse info on these.

I think boats manufacturers don't really give a damn about trailers thathey supply with theboats. A mate of mine bought a new trailer with his new Ribtec (well he was a mate up until I wrote this anyway) and the trailer they supplied him with is too short for the size of the boat IMHO. Also its got a very flimsy bracket that the jockey attaches to. urggh
Hi been looking on the web for a Reba/Riba supplier any ideas where I could look?
__________________
George8910 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 September 2004, 17:43   #29
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Kent
Boat name: Cygnet
Make: Humber
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 70hp 4* outbo
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 205
I have just sent an e-mail to Bramber explaining all the problems we have had & how unhappy we are with their product, I have done this rather than get back in touch with Humber mainly because of the distance involved. Bramber is only about 60miles away where as Humber is 250 miles away, and to be honest I havenít been that impressed with Humberís response when we have had problems. (Their answer to everything is to bring it back up to them & they will have a look)
Iíll let you all know the outcome (if I get any reply)
__________________
Swanley Sub-Aqua Club
Jackwabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 September 2004, 18:03   #30
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,556
george Hope you speal euro

http://www.riba.be
__________________

__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.