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#3166648 - 02/16/13 07:37 PM Well got a bit done
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Drove about 5,218 miles and durn near froze to death but I got it done.

Replaced the hubs on my boat trailer, new bearings, bearing buddys, new wheels and tires.

Probably could have got by a little cheaper but one hub had studs and the other had holes for bolts. I guess one had been replaced before.
I would rather start out new so I know what I got behind me.

One of them, when I pulled the hub off the bearing was in about 218 different pieces and the grease was black as tar.
It was the one with holes for the bolts.

The other one, he had lost the cap (bearing buddy) and had clamped the end of a mountain dew bottle on it and rolled on I guess.
The grease in that one was colored and had the consistency of thick chocolate milk. LOL
I am pretty surprised after seeing it that we got back and forth to Garrett Lake twice.

New tires were gonna be $54 each plus the disposal fee plus mounting fees so I figured it up and spent $20 total more and got two new tires and wheels.

Just makes me feel better knowing everything is good to go anyway.

Went ahead and bought a set of bearings also just for in case.
Bought a new fuel line / bubble kit too.


I am ready to go fishing. \:D
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#3166669 - 02/16/13 07:47 PM Re: Well got a bit done [Re: RUGER]
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Sounds like you did a great job,,,,,,Lets go to the lake and test it all out,,,,,,,See ya in the morning
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#3166699 - 02/16/13 08:18 PM Re: Well got a bit done [Re: brmaster]
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What kind of boat did you buy?
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#3166768 - 02/16/13 08:58 PM Re: Well got a bit done [Re: Buckblaster]
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You are making me want to check the bearings on my trailer now \:D
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#3166882 - 02/16/13 10:57 PM Re: Well got a bit done [Re: catman529]
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Money well spent! Trailer problems on the road are a royal pain.
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#3166995 - 02/17/13 08:31 AM Re: Well got a bit done [Re: Buckblaster]
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 Originally Posted By: Buckblaster
What kind of boat did you buy?


I got a 1985 Bass Tracker Guide V 16.
It has a 35 hp Mercury on it.

Still got some cleaning up to do on her but I love her so far.
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#3166998 - 02/17/13 08:33 AM Re: Well got a bit done [Re: scn]
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 Originally Posted By: scn
Money well spent! Trailer problems on the road are a royal pain.


Yep !!!!!
The Sunday morning before I got hurt Bobby G and I were coming through Paris pulling my camper headed home.
Had a blow out and discovered a few things.

I needed a spare without a hole in it.
I needed a floor jack with me all the time.
I needed tools with me all the time.

Thank Goodness for tophat that morning for sure.
I have all that other stuff now. ;\)
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#3167072 - 02/17/13 09:45 AM Re: Well got a bit done [Re: RUGER]
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I know what ya mean on the tools. I've carried a star tire tool, plug kit and a 12v air compressor in my truck since, well, let's just say it's a good idea. Sounds like you're ready for Spring to me.
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#3168199 - 02/18/13 06:41 AM Re: Well got a bit done [Re: Hangnail]
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How about towing your bass rig down the Interstate at 70 MPH and seeing a shower of sparks out the side view mirror! Pulled off the road and saw the wheel was gone off the right side, wheel, tire, and all! Walked back 1/4 mile and found it up against the chain link fence.
Called a tow truck, flatbed, hauled boat and trailer up on it. Sad sight following it home but made it back to the house..$160.00 later. I had bought the boat two weeks earlier and hadn't checked the bearings.

I wound up replacing both bearings, backing plates and brakes, both brake lines, bleeding the brakes and new fluid. Don't take any sellers word that they have "never had any issues". If I listed everything that happened to me with a Hydrasport boat and trailer I bought in 2007, you would be sending me boxes of sympathy chocolates. The trailer was only one of many "issues" I had with that combo.

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