Originally Posted by IBWET
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.