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Old 03 April 2010, 03:12   #1
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Why did we do that?

It seemed such a sensible idea, bank holiday Friday in Cornwall, big sunny spells between showers. Lets get the 2 trailers together, grease them, clean the hubs, re pack the bearings with waterproof grease.

Oh hell
5.5m Viking on braked trailer - drums rusted to hell, not a worry, get off can re spray. Hubs off - brakes in pieces, that's why they grab so much. Can we get any today - can we hell.

Oh well, clean, re spray, clean bearings, put back together with no brakes try the other side. As bad with brakes rusted as one lump. Oh well now a non braked trailer until we can get some.

4.5 m on a Rapide trailer. Whip of one side, lovely condition, bit of wax oil on the arm, clean and replace bearings, grease - spot on.

Open up the other side and oh hell what's this - a roller, or 3. That's odd I can see all the rollers in the housing. So we continue to split and the bearings are not quite shot, but not great. The 3 rollers don't belong to these - so the last owner may have put new ones in, but didn't clean the hub out and new ones are again required - probably wreked by these bits floating around in there.

As I'm missing a dust cap I'll use the one from the shot side on the good side and get a new one whilst getting teh bearins - umm no - it's too small, so 2 different sizes of dust cap - that just seems wrong to me.

So one trailer now on blocks, one with no brakes - on a bank holiday weekend with no local supplier open, and the plan being to use them both Monday.

Me think the wife is off to Plymouth today with a shopping list.

It seemed such a good idea............
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Old 03 April 2010, 08:29   #2
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By the sounds of it your Monday might have been a disaster anyway .. atleast you didnt find all this out on the hard shoulder with others waiting/depending on you .. preventitive maintenance is king sadly it doesnt prevent everything going wrong .. but it helps a lot
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Old 03 April 2010, 16:32   #3
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Managed to get the guys at Blue Edge in Launceston answer their phone this morning;

Me; are you open today?
Them; No
Me; Bugger we've had a bearing collapse and have no spare;
Them; I'm here drilling a hole for the next 30 minutes, if you can get here by then I'll open the door.
Me; Wife - get in the car, pack the kids, get going.

Boat now home = big thanks to the guys there - and spares now ordered as well
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Old 03 April 2010, 16:55   #4
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Them; I'm here drilling a hole for the next 30 minutes
probubly a ribnobbur i shud fink!

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Old 04 April 2010, 04:15   #5
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probubly a ribnobbur i shud fink!

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Oh well, he sold me the correct bearings, which are now on the trailer ready for a trip tomorrow
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Old 04 April 2010, 07:54   #6
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probubly a ribnobbur i shud fink!

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I don't think so. Then he would only have spent 5 minutes drilling the hole, having first spend 30 hours debating the best method of drilling said hole on the internet.
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It seemed such a sensible idea, bank holiday Friday in Cornwall................It seemed such a good idea............

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One less.
Huh, you're spoiled, we could have been using him and a few more like him here - 40Nm today (Easter Sunday) and met one boat - RNLI 85 on routine training, short handed (busy having "Easter Family Lunch" - you know who you are!)
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Huh, you're spoiled, we could have been using him and a few more like him here - 40Nm today (Easter Sunday) and met one boat - RNLI 85 on routine training, short handed (busy having "Easter Family Lunch" - you know who you are!)
Couldn't get a table inside or out at our local waterside eatery this pm.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?...68311963682775

It was suffering a 'Hooray' invasion.
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