As you drive your boat from the shelter of your home, through the highway and into the lake, its safety will hinge on a large part on the reliability of your boat trailer parts. For this reason, you should always see to it that you get your hauling equipment inspected and tested for safety and the necessary repairs. For one, an article in the Practical Fishing Tips blog recommends checking up on the drum brakes.
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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.
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“An EOH set up allows you to install electric trailer brakes that can handle more powerful surges of brake fluid. Drum brakes are able to withstand up to 1,000 pounds per square inch (psi) while disc brakes handle up to 1,500 psi. Take note that your brakes seller will recommend interlinking the brakes to EOH systems if the boat to be towed is over 3,500 pounds.
It will be to your benefit (and safety) if your tow-vehicle and its trailer can stop whenever you need it to. Companies like Champion Trailers will help you make it happen.”
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“The removal of the cotter pin enables the user to safely dislodge the wheel hub from the main axle and set it aside. Tap on the unit lightly with the inner side facing down to gradually remove the inner bearing and the grease seal, which may have to be replaced.
When the bearings have been removed, set the hub aside and clean the bearings immediately. Inspect the bearing rug for pits or scars; finding either or both on the bearings will warrant fast replacement. A company like Champion Trailers will have a hefty supply of boat trailer bearings in stock, but you must ask if their bearings are of the same size as yours.”
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Throughout the drive to the lake or river, or wherever you choose to dip your boat into, make sure to keep adjusting the trailer coupler, bow safety chain, trailer-lights plug, trailer safety chains, bow-winch strap, and transom straps. Take note of any part that you might think is faulty and be sure to have them replaced.
For optimum safety, everything from your boat trailer’s bearings to the trusty trailer wheel hubs should be in good working condition. Always remember the importance of maintaining your equipment before you leave for a long tow.
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“Quality boat trailer axles work relatively the same way; they find stability in numbers. The more axles installed, the less load one axle has to endure throughout the length of the trip. To do this, your boat trailer needs to allow a spread tandem system that puts the axles almost equidistant from each other. Before that, however, here’s a review of how spread tandem axles work.
Stability in Numbers
Widely used in the trucking industry, a spread tandem system features at least two axles that allow better weight distribution. In simple terms, this means that one axle doesn’t have to bear the full weight of the cargo. Spreading the axles far enough also contributes to the distribution; two axles too close together may succumb under the sheer, concentrated weight.”