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Old 01 April 2010, 14:32   #21
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All done

So - whipped the other side off just now and put the new ones on . LIberally covered in grease.

Both sides were very pitted & the outer bearings very worn - to the point where I could get the bearing cages over the top of the rollers. I'd give it a few miles at speed before they all fell apart ( just enough to get to dual carriage way ! )

You can see in the pics the worn/ marked inner shells & play in the outers !

Oh and I managed it 'all' without taking the boat off the trailer - WOW I must be good !

oh and the last pic is just for those gents that put up with my rant ! I'm off to have beer or two in town now .
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Old 01 April 2010, 14:47   #22
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Yep .. excellent job ........ on pic 4 Pics 1,2 & 3 were just for show... innit ? in fact I think the bearing police will be giving you a phone about fingering those bearings with a rubber glove in such a suggestive manner .. god I hate this country .. people get asbos for selling goldfish grrrrrrr .. sorry I digress .. always more satisfying when you've deprived some lazy arse*oles of some income and get the job done yourself .. then youve got more beer tokens left in your pocket
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Old 01 April 2010, 14:50   #23
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Yep I guess you could say they were shot.
I bet it was very difficult to do whilst still loaded with the boat...would have been easier if the trailer was empty
Good job well done, off to the Thomas Tripp know is it
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Thats the one - same place however that cant do the work with the boat on the trailor..........

Always done all my towbars and rented form them over the last few years & been very sensible ( till now )
Don't worry, it's not personal, they wouldn't look at my old XS and trailer either.
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Old 01 April 2010, 17:01   #25
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If you ever tire of fixing your bearings yourself, try these guys
http://avonbridgecaravanrepairs.co.uk/default.aspx
More than happy to take my old 21ft bowrider on its trailer and fix the brakes and bearings - they're in Fordingbridge.

I got over the bow rider and came over to the Rib side of life.
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Ps I have been known to take refuge out there from X-factor etc etc and sit in the boat.
Good man yerself!

All ye need is a wee tv then- flop it down from the rafters!

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Old 02 April 2010, 10:25   #27
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Good man yerself!

All ye need is a wee tv then- flop it down from the rafters!

Nah - the mini digital TV goes on the boat when needed !
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Oh and I managed it 'all' without taking the boat off the trailer - WOW I must be good !

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Old 07 April 2010, 15:31   #29
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Hi Pete

I see you've been busy. When we had a Bayliner, I did a bearing job with the boat still on the trailer. As a first time of doing, it was a bit scary, as like you it's been many years since doing similar on old Austin's and Ford's. Great satisfaction though, knowing you have done the job properly! I presume when the `Idols' are on your sat in the bow with a tinny! Are you going to Ribex?
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Put an ad up in their shop Pete:

"Bearing Replacement with boat in situ a speciality!"
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