Rod Archer ( Sales Manager at Al-Ko ) just emailed me this......
" Yes salt water is a problem. It ( a workable solution ) may be difficult, AL-KO recommend that the trailer is put in the water after the brakes and bearings have cooled down following a road journey.Remove 1 wheel bolt, revolve the wheel with a hose spraying fresh water through the hole after the trailer has been taken from the sea.
AL-KO supply axles fitted with waterproof bearing for boat trailer.
AL-KO are developing a fresh water flushing system for braked boat trailer axles, early 2007. "
A step in the right direction perhaps ( the flushing ) , but I for one would like to be able to use a good old grease gun after each immersion .