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Old 29 December 2015, 08:10   #11
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Excellent advice and info. Very much appreciated. Top man.

All the best for the New Year.
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Old 29 December 2015, 09:09   #12
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No problem at all. All the best to you and yours.
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Old 03 January 2016, 17:31   #13
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hi ,just a couple of quick points , if you don't go for an axle with the u bolt mounting ,you will have no ability to move the axle forward or back if you change engine or boat layout ,which gives you a noseweight headache ,this can also be a pain when manually pushing the boat and trailer about , also if you start drilling holes in your galvanised it will just encourage rust !! , check the indespension website they seem to be offering 1300kg off the shelf for about 400 poss less 10% ,and having been down this road in may myself when I phoned them they had a few "clearance " items if I remember rightly , good luck
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Yep, all noted, ta. Saw the Indespension axle 'sale', certainly wouldn't like to pay full price ! 😳
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Old 25 January 2016, 08:15   #15
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Another wee thought - do you have any other trailers?

I am looking at re - hubbing my (unbraked) box trailer to take the same wheels / hubs as the (braked) rib (I specified 10" hubs for the RIb - yes the higher load rated tyres are slightly more expensive, but les so than removing bits of A- frame every time I put it in the garage! - & also makes launch so much easier as it normally floats off before the car is anywhere near the brine.....but I digress)

The box trailer has oldschool Mini Hubs & rims. Was great 20 years ago, but the rims are getting harder to come by and the current ones are slowly rotting (as was the way with a lot of BMC's output! ) As the suspension units are stiffening up, I am planning on replacing the whole shebang, so that I don't need to worry about which spare bearing set I just picked up for that jounrey...... and also give more flexibility with spare wheels and replacing tyres should I get a puncture......
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Another wee thought - do you have any other trailers?

I am looking at re - hubbing my (unbraked) box trailer to take the same wheels / hubs as the (braked) rib (I specified 10" hubs for the RIb - yes the higher load rated tyres are slightly more expensive, but les so than removing bits of A- frame every time I put it in the garage! - & also makes launch so much easier as it normally floats off before the car is anywhere near the brine.....but I digress)

The box trailer has oldschool Mini Hubs & rims. Was great 20 years ago, but the rims are getting harder to come by and the current ones are slowly rotting (as was the way with a lot of BMC's output! ) As the suspension units are stiffening up, I am planning on replacing the whole shebang, so that I don't need to worry about which spare bearing set I just picked up for that jounrey...... and also give more flexibility with spare wheels and replacing tyres should I get a puncture......

Thankfully I only have the one trailer to worry about !
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New axle now bought and delivered. Next problem is ........ see new thread !!!
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