Trailer Servicing - My Top Tip
If you are, for example, taking the trailer wheels off for e.g. brakes / bearing servicing, then I'd suggest:
1. making sure you've got plenty of 'footplate' area under your axle stands
2. you don't use the stands when your tarmac driveway is heavily softened by the hot weather
3. your outboard is tilted up slightly, so that when your boat and trailer fall off the aforementioned stands, it doesn't all land on, and so mangle, the skeg and prop. (Hubs etc can apparently survive such an ordeal).
4. Castle Marine in N Wales seem to be decent people to deal with for skeg and prop repairs.
All hypothetical of course. You wouldn't find me doing something so stupid , oh no ....
Oh go on then - it was me - the bleedin thing had been sat on the said stands pretty much all winter - nothing had been touched for days when this all happened.
Twenty years in the aircraft industry, five years boating, and I still can't spell propellor ...