— trailer love

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

SMART fishos use down­time when it’s too windy for fish­ing to do gear main­te­nance. That in­cludes your good old trailer. An­drew Rich of Brans­fords Tackle says many fishos ig­nore trailer main­te­nance at their peril (and ev­ery­one else’s when the thing seizes up at the boat ramp!). So here’s a tip: in­spect the bear­ings at least ev­ery six months. They can do with a re-grease, even if you haven’t been us­ing the trailer much. Repack them and help the bear­ings avoid salt in­fil­tra­tion. It takes about 20 min­utes per wheel. And when you get to the ramp, make sure you let the bear­ings cool down for half an hour be­fore they get wet. In fact don’t sub­merge them at the ramp at all, if pos­si­ble.

Watch the ex­pe­ri­enced guys!

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