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Old 02 June 2008, 17:50   #11
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Sounds horrendous. Did anyone have a fire-extinguisher on board their rib - that could be deployed? Most small powder extinguishers will only take a matter of seconds to discharge, but if you don't have ready access to water - you're goosed.
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Old 02 June 2008, 17:59   #12
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Sounds horrendous. Did anyone have a fire-extinguisher on board their rib - that could be deployed? Most small powder extinguishers will only take a matter of seconds to discharge, but if you don't have ready access to water - you're goosed.

could always get the traffic to stop and get everyone to Pee on the offending wheel!
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Old 02 June 2008, 18:10   #13
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could always get the traffic to stop and get everyone to Pee on the offending wheel!
I'd rather let the trailer burn than have a bunch of stanger's piss on my wheels

I too had a wheel mishap many years ago, it happened on a bank holiday Monday whilst I was trying to impress a new girlfriend by taking her out for a spin in the boat .

As luck would have it the wheel didn't fall off, but failed on a main roundabout. I was able to pull into a hotel. I clocked up over a 100 miles that day looking for hub parts to get it home (no breakdown etc). This was in the days when shops weren't open on Sundays and B/H's

Needless to say, it ruined my day.
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Old 02 June 2008, 18:27   #14
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I actually ran round llike a headless chicken for about 30seconds looking for water which was found in a watering can between "pumps 2 and 3"

after it was sorted my wife who remained calm through out "why did'nt you use the fire exstinguisher off the Boat" ?

then again she made another comment about letting it burn

heres a sad picture of the knackerd wheel unable to get pics of the fire as i was busy
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Old 03 June 2008, 13:48   #15
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thanks for the comments glad its not just me (well not really glad as its bad )



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Old 03 June 2008, 13:58   #16
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Sounds horrendous. Did anyone have a fire-extinguisher on board their rib - that could be deployed? Most small powder extinguishers will only take a matter of seconds to discharge, but if you don't have ready access to water - you're goosed.
Yes had a fire extinguisher on board. but all the covers were on the boat, and the canal seemed the safer option,as being next to the m6 on a friday night trying to get covers off, is a bit scarry. now carry an extinguisher in the car as well.
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Old 03 June 2008, 16:12   #17
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2 week ago friday, had friend collect my sea rider at 3pm. got on M27 J2 lots of noise from bearing, got of at J3 straight to solent bearing for repair 5pm both sides replaced. next day the Humber trailer went 100m from calshot act centure, 5mph all the way to the slipway. Dam alco bearings what a bar****d to get off and put back on. took 5 days to repair.

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Old 03 June 2008, 19:40   #18
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S'funny you should say that. One of the two main reasons I didn't buy a trailer from Humber when I bought my hull was because of the bearings. Taper bearings aren't perfect but they are easy to change even at the side of the road.
When I arrived with my De Graaf and the guys asked me about it they actually admitted they thought the Brambers were rubbish trailers when I said why I had bought from someone other than them.
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had the jocky wheel drop down and dident know about it and that burst into flames no damage only my pride .
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