Before becoming a full-fledged boatman, one needs to be equipped not only with the right vehicle or tools, but also with the basic knowledge of nautical terms. Boating jargon might be a bit confusing for a newbie because the amount of technical terms and boat parts you need to familiarize yourself with is almost as vast as the ocean.
Launching your boat in the water for the first time takes some preparation. So for your initial foray into the boating lexicon, it’s logical to first discuss the parts related to your boat, and the trailer you’ll be using to transport it from land to sea.
After using your trailer for some time, you have to start planning on upgrading it, especially if the things you want it to tow are becoming heavier and more diverse. This is particularly true with DIY trailers which are designed to meet only the minimum requirements, both in safety and in functionality. If you want to get the most out of your trailer, you’ll need to put in some work to ensure it’s up to your standards. Read the rest of this entry »
As with any other transport equipment, boat trailers are also susceptible to the wear and tear that comes with regular use. The most common problems in boat trailers include wheel bearing failures, flat tires, axle and suspension problems, and tongue/coupling trouble, which could be avoided with the right maintenance. Read the rest of this entry »
The US market would literally halt if the trucking industry suddenly shuts down. This industry is responsible for distributing goods from ports and factories to the retail sector. Unfortunately, the US trucking industry is currently short of 35,000 drivers. To become a certified trucker, you have to understand how the business works and meet the qualification standards. Read the rest of this entry »
As with any component in your boat trailer, wheel bearings don’t last forever and there will come a time when you’ll have to replace them with new ones. That said, you have to be really sure that your bearings have outlived their usefulness, otherwise you’ll be spending time and money on new trailer parts just to replace a few bits that still could’ve given you some mileage. Read the rest of this entry »
Cars are great for hauling around normal stuff, but they aren’t of any help if it involves larger items like bicycles, boats, or motorcycles. This is where getting a utility trailer comes in. The great thing about utility trailers is their varied uses and the fact that they come in various shapes and sizes. Moreover, they can be easily constructed to your specifications by using kits bought from trailer parts providers. Here are a few uses that you can put your utility trailer to: Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to maintaining their boats, most boat owners have all their bases covered. However, the same thing can’t likely be said about their trailers. If you’re like most boaters, you probably have no clue as to what to look for or how to address potential or existing problems in your boat trailer. Considering that the trailer is what your entire investment is riding on, you need to take as much care of it as you do your boat. Here are a few areas of your boat trailer you need to keep a close eye on. Read the rest of this entry »