Originally Posted by CornishRoss
Hi I've just bought a hallmark/indespension roller coaster trailer for the SR4. Which I know is over kill but I wanted some thing that I could keep when and if I upgrade the boat. My questions are:
1 Should I strip and grease the rollers on the trailer before I put the boat on it? or do they not need greasing?
2 Should the rollers be locked at a set angle (which is as the trailer is set up currently) or should they be free to swing?
3 I've got the option of using our yard crane to move the boat to it's new trailer. How much wider than the tubes should I make the spreader bars? I'm thinking of using the crane to dangle the boat over the trailer to set the rollers up.
1. I use an oil can to put a few drops of oil down each spindle.
2. My rollers are held loosely - ie they will move as the hull rolls over them as the shape varies but stay pretty much where they are left. This allows compliance whilst preventing them tripping outboard.
3. I would be wary of lifting with slings around the tubes. When we lift ours we use rope bridles from the eye inside the bow and the two on the outside of the transom.
4. Fit bearing savers to the wheel bearings and keep them pumped up with grease.