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Old 14 January 2014, 11:01   #11
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doesn't look like that's seen any grease or new bearings in a while !
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Old 14 January 2014, 11:04   #12
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They are as dry as Ghandi's sandals

I have a box of old but serviceable bearings that I take with me when I pick up a boat trailer.
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Old 14 January 2014, 11:09   #13
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Feeling for you, but that is why I am with the RAC, it is me that is covered, whatever vehicle I am in/on. 2 cars, Motorhome, and Motor Bike, aal covered, and if towing that is covered also. Not bragging, but it is something to concider next time you look at breakdown cover. Steve

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Old 14 January 2014, 11:19   #14
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The vendor has told you "porkies" - those bearings have not seen grease in a "Month of Sundays".

At least you and your new RIB are OK
Agree!! I didn't want to say anything but like you say at least everyone and rib is okay. But it ain't anything that can't be fixed. Lets hope you get some money back which can go towards new bearings and hubs and by the look of the inside of the wheel on the pic new wheels as well.
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Old 14 January 2014, 11:28   #15
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Agree!! I didn't want to say anything but like you say at least everyone and rib is okay. But it ain't anything that can't be fixed. Lets hope you get some money back which can go towards new bearings and hubs and by the look of the inside of the wheel on the pic new wheels as well.
Glad you, the rib and the car are all ok. It really could have been a lot, lot worse.

You now know the character of the person you've bought the rig from so if I were you I would have an experienced person check the outboard VERY THOROUGLY INDEED before you go anywhere near the sea with your family.

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Old 14 January 2014, 11:30   #16
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Yep, my plan, when I finally get home, is as you say, new wheels, bearings and hubs. At least I'll then know exactly what condition everything is in. :-)
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Old 14 January 2014, 11:33   #17
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Glad you, the rib and the car are all ok. It really could have been a lot, lot worse. You now know the character of the person you've bought the rig from so if I were you I would have an experienced person check the outboard VERY THOROUGLY INDEED before you go anywhere near the sea with your family. Best of luck
You're right, that was the first thing I thought of. I'd planned to have it serviced before I used it but that's even more important now.

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Old 14 January 2014, 12:27   #18
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Finally heading home, the boats on the AA truck. :-)
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Old 14 January 2014, 12:35   #19
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Never a good feeling. I found out the hard way that the AA wouldn't cover my trailer when the trailer failed. They only covered the car (fleet policy).

As I looked harder it turns out that they were not alone. The car is covered, the trailer is covered if the car fails but if the trailer fails and you don't have the trailer cover - no sir.

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Glad it's resolved and it's not just private sales. I bought a new to me boat that a main dealer had taken in as PX against a new boat. Only just made it home, bearings were shot to pieces, only traveled 50 miles so there was no way that they had serviced the trailer before pick up as per the sale

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Old 14 January 2014, 12:35   #20
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well, at least you and the boat etc are safe, tomorrow is another day!
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