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Old 30 November 2018, 10:56   #1
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Ahoy 👋

Hi guys and girls just thought Iíd say hello before before crashing in with 150 question. Iím new to boating well being out on the water anyway Iíve painted canal boats for the past 15 years. I bought a 17ft Glastron speed boat last year and not knowing much about boats it was a bit of a spare of the moment thing ( midlife crisis as the wife called it) the cheeky 🐄 . Anyway thatís enough of my midlife crisis ha

The drum back plates on the axle are completely rotted out I didnít notice when buying the boat (school boy error I know) I was buying a boat not a trailer 🤦*♂️ Iíve tried to find out what drums they are but had no luck snipe are trying to sell me a complete axle but the axle is perfect I just need complete drums shoes and Iíll be changing the cables better to be safe than sorry

Any help would be much appreciated

Itís a braked snipe trailer

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Old 30 November 2018, 11:32   #2
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Steve, Autow make the axles for snipe, and i got a better price for my snipe trailer parts going direct to autow. Have a look at their site and give them a call, very friendly and helpful.

https://www.autow.com/
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Old 30 November 2018, 11:34   #3
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hello steve

you will probably find the drums etc will be as expensive as a new axle it was for me on a sbs trailer
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Glastron is a funny RIB isn't it

Post up some pics of how bad it is, it may actually be better to replace the whole axle, not from snipe though!

You may be better over on boatmad for boat related stuff FYI but lot of trailer knowledge on here to be had.
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Old 30 November 2018, 11:50   #5
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Steve, Autow make the axles for snipe, and i got a better price for my snipe trailer parts going direct to autow. Have a look at their site and give them a call, very friendly and helpful.

https://www.autow.com/

Thanks Tim but Itís coming up as page not found
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Old 30 November 2018, 11:53   #6
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just google autow they are in warwickshire
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Old 30 November 2018, 11:55   #7
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Glastron is a funny RIB isn't it

Post up some pics of how bad it is, it may actually be better to replace the whole axle, not from snipe though!

You may be better over on boatmad for boat related stuff FYI but lot of trailer knowledge on here to be had.

😂😂 I wasnít sure i was at the right place tbh everything I searched in google brought me here so I thought these guys know there stuff by the looks of it, to be fair the boats perfect itís just the trailer
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just google autow they are in warwickshire

Will do and thanks a lot
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hello steve

you will probably find the drums etc will be as expensive as a new axle it was for me on a sbs trailer

Iím struggling to even find the drums I just thought Iíd ask first
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Old 30 November 2018, 12:07   #10
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Iím struggling to even find the drums I just thought Iíd ask first
Here you go they do snipe

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Brilliant Jeff thanks a lot
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Old 30 November 2018, 12:30   #13
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If your backplates are rotted drums won,t do you any good at all , you can buy new backplates for about 40 pls vat each but you still have to get them welded on which is not an easy task and with boat trailers the plates need to be galvenised after welding and thats not possibble as the process would melt the suspension rubbers
you will have to bite the bullet and buy a new axle ,probhably £400 ,just make sure you know the ...wheel stud pattern poss 100 pcd .........the centr to centre of the axle mtg brackets ..........the overhub dimension ,....and the carrying cap ,(poss 1300kg ) ,then just make sure you know the axle offered is galvanised , i know al-ko axels usually come with new brake cables and wheel bolts , if its one of those bent axles then i reckon they are history , old snipe poss knott or lew ways ,but if you know all the above parameters there are plenty who will compete on price
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Old 30 November 2018, 13:15   #14
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If your backplates are rotted drums won,t do you any good at all , you can buy new backplates for about 40 pls vat each but you still have to get them welded on which is not an easy task and with boat trailers the plates need to be galvenised after welding and thats not possibble as the process would melt the suspension rubbers
you will have to bite the bullet and buy a new axle ,probhably £400 ,just make sure you know the ...wheel stud pattern poss 100 pcd .........the centr to centre of the axle mtg brackets ..........the overhub dimension ,....and the carrying cap ,(poss 1300kg ) ,then just make sure you know the axle offered is galvanised , i know al-ko axels usually come with new brake cables and wheel bolts , if its one of those bent axles then i reckon they are history , old snipe poss knott or lew ways ,but if you know all the above parameters there are plenty who will compete on price


This guy says he has a replacement axle I just donít want to buy something thatís not right or potentially dangerous I donít really know what Iím looking at other then itís a axle
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F 323349403998
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Old 30 November 2018, 13:33   #15
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Steve, has your axle got a makers plate on it with a serial number. My snipe trailer did, these axles were made by Peak trailers Ltd who are the factory of autow they make and supply to Snipe, they also supply Mersea Trailers. . I phoned them, gave them the axle serial number, they sent me a drawing of the axle, so i could tell it was the right one. And including postage to Ireland it was a lot cheaper than the ebay one.
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Old 30 November 2018, 14:01   #16
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Steve, has your axle got a makers plate on it with a serial number. My snipe trailer did, these axles were made by Peak trailers Ltd who are the factory of autow they make and supply to Snipe, they also supply Mersea Trailers. . I phoned them, gave them the axle serial number, they sent me a drawing of the axle, so i could tell it was the right one. And including postage to Ireland it was a lot cheaper than the ebay one.
Iíll have a look over the weekend as itís parked at my dads house but Iím guessing it will do as it all looks original
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