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Old 29 August 2008, 09:47   #11
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Or buy a crane to lift the boat in/out of the water
Funny you should say that! A bloke I know recently sold a flat bed with a crane on, would have been Ideal for boat launches anywhere

Not to sure about parking outside the house though......What would the missus say
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Old 29 August 2008, 10:20   #12
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Or buy a crane to lift the boat in/out of the water
Or don't get the trailer wheels wet
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Old 29 August 2008, 14:06   #13
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Or don't get the trailer wheels wet
Or if you do, have another trailer for your trailer.
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I just stop off at the lake on my way home. Back the trailer in with the boat still tied down. Run the engine for 5 mins and hose off the topsides. Gets all the ins and outs free of salt.
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I just stop off at the lake on my way home. Back the trailer in with the boat still tied down. Run the engine for 5 mins and hose off the topsides. Gets all the ins and outs free of salt.
Cool .. a double dip
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Or if you do, have another trailer for your trailer.
Now that would be mad
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Chappy who bought my old trailer wanted it just so that he didn't have to dip his decent one when launching regularly close to his house keeping it in good nick for longer trips....
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Is it still a good Idea to flush when arriving at home at the risk of keeping the brake and hub internals wet for possibly days?
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I was told that once I had flushed the hubs to take the trailer for a quick drive around the block to dry out the hubs.......
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I was told that once I had flushed the hubs to take the trailer for a quick drive around the block to dry out the hubs.......
Well, that's what I would do BUT!

You've seen where I live Ian, I'd have to manuover my Trailer 180 degrees by hand, reconnect to the car and reverse up the slope of the pavement and then down the drive to flush the hubs then take her for a spin around and then do it all over again. Would make me very popular with the neigbours as well as Knackering me out in the process.

Is there any reson I can't spray WD40 on the inside of the hubs after the flush. The only obvious disadvantage is the fact oil and brakes don't make a great partnership but it is a thin oil, might it be easily burnt off?
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Well, that's what I would do BUT!

You've seen where I live Ian, I'd have to manuover my Trailer 180 degrees by hand, reconnect to the car and reverse up the slope of the pavement and then down the drive to flush the hubs then take her for a spin around and then do it all over again. Would make me very popular with the neigbours as well as Knackering me out in the process.
So get a longer hose
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