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Old 10 May 2009, 15:43   #11
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I figured out a mechanism to auto reverse them, but it was quite complicated so I need to build a prototype.

Dixon Bate do supply a UK legal version, but I've not managed to get a good gander at the mechanism, the imnages on their website are not good enough.

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I like the system on my De Graaff trailer. It's a 30mm dia hole that's drilled through the wheel and into the hub.

I stuff my little nozzel though each side and flush away. The added advantage is that I can spray WD40 though it after to keep things working smoothly.

And before anyone says....The WD40 seems to have little effect on the braking of the trailer.
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Old 10 May 2009, 16:36   #13
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Old 10 May 2009, 21:06   #14
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I'm thinking about altering the existing system as I find running from wheel to wheel and holding the hose in the pipe a little inefficent, I saw a system where the connection for the main hose was at the front of the trailer,ran back to the split then t - pieced then ran to each wheel. The main advantage is being to connecting it, then getting on with the rest of the stuff re the prop bag etc, while it's doing the job unassisted.
The hose connection on my trailer is just behind the left wheel fender. The hose screws into a brass female fitting on a little bracket. On the rear of the fitting, vinyl tubing runs to a Tee, where it runs to each brake backing plate and connects to the nozzles mounted there (no idea what kind of nozzles they are; whenever I have the brakes open, it's to look at the brakes, and I forget about the nozzles. I suspect they're nothing all that fancy, though.)

When I get home, I connect the hose to the outboard, let that run for a few minutes, then connect it to the brakes. Let that go for a couple of minutes, then hose down the rest of the boat and trailer.

One handy thing I've found is a little in-line shutoff valve for the hose (at the free end.) Allows you to move the hose between motor and brakes and spray nozzle without tramping back to the spigot every time.

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Old 11 May 2009, 14:36   #15
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All done in Hep2o. Groomie reckons he could do a single axle trailer for 60 and a double axle for 80 supply and fix if anyone is interested. That's roughly the cost of a kit, so effectively free fit which invloves drilling a tapping the brake backplates etc.
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How did you make the nozel bit in the drum?
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How did you make the nozel bit in the drum?
Get yer 60 out and I'll tell ya.
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Perhaps you should set up a website

flushhub.com

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I was thinking flush-it.com. Say it quickly.
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Mols,
Got any pics of your, sorry, Groomy's handywork?
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