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Old 14 October 2017, 12:10   #1
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Tucking the RIB up for winter, advice about trailer

So itís all nice a clean, engine fluids great etc.
Iím fortunate to have a big garage so the cover is loosely on and it is out of the way (4m Avon 50hp)
Thinking about the trailer?
Do people repack bearings now or in the spring?
Also one thought do people put it all up on stands to get the weight off bearings and tyres?
And what about a ctek battery monitor?
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Old 14 October 2017, 12:40   #2
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Yes I always jack up the trailer with the boat on to keep the wheels running free. Allows me to spin the wheels and check the brake linings are not binding and also takes the weight of the tyres avoiding flat spots. Also, if I can be bothered, I can remove a wheel completely which hopefully deters someone pinching the whole lot.
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I always jack my rib up and remove both wheels over winter. This enables me to do some trailer/wheel servicing, and also provides security 👍
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I don't do anything different to summer, boat ready to go, you still get good ribbing days in winter
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I don't do anything different to summer, boat ready to go, you still get good ribbing days in winter
+1 for that
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Old 14 October 2017, 13:48   #6
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I don't do anything different to summer, boat ready to go, you still get good ribbing days in winter


Ha! Not when youíre 100 plus miles from the coast.
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Ha! Not when youíre 100 plus miles from the coast.
do the roads close from October till may round your way
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Itís grim in the midlands! Obviously need to move
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If it is all in a garage you don't need to do all that. Most are kept outside
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