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Old 21 May 2014, 12:41   #1
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Jockey wheel

I go through one jockey wheel every two years

I know it's the salt water on the internal threaded bar so have tried flushing with fresh water and lubricating whenever possible

I use a 50mm shaft normally but have seen a smaller shaft with just a swivel wheel with no height adjustment, but this has a solid wheel and I do need a pneumatic wheel for beach recoveries


What do most ribneters use and have you had this constant rusting problem
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Old 22 May 2014, 06:50   #2
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10" wheels and a roller trailer on steep slips - I probably unhitch 1 launch in 10 (on a bad year!)

More usefully to you, My axle has a splayed tube as the jockey axle. take a 50mm tube, cut 2 slots about 1/2" apart each side of the diameter end, insert & splay.

All solid, no threads to gather water. Granted it's a PITA to change the inner tube, but
<touch wood> only needed to do that once in about 6 years.
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Old 22 May 2014, 08:16   #3
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10" wheels and a roller trailer on steep slips - I probably unhitch 1 launch in 10 (on a bad year!)

More usefully to you, My axle has a splayed tube as the jockey axle. take a 50mm tube, cut 2 slots about 1/2" apart each side of the diameter end, insert & splay.

All solid, no threads to gather water. Granted it's a PITA to change the inner tube, but
<touch wood> only needed to do that once in about 6 years.
Sounds interesting have you got any pics

I also use the puncture proof 8" tyres ( they are probably foam filled )which hold up ok
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Been out with work, sorry about the delay in replying.

Will try to get a close-up tonight.
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