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    Default Second run.. Houston we have a problem.....

    Ok so we went out today to moutain island lake. After the oil leakage and water leak fixes i wanted to test out those repairs.

    Good news is they worked.. bad news is i have a couple more issues.. My cooling hoses are poping the clamps i put on. I assume I over tightened them when i installed so its my fault. A freind advised as to solid hose clamps that are put in place and perminent so they wont break, so easy fix..

    Heres the real issue. In my last thread someone said to pack my trailer bearings before i went out.. Well who ever said that is a friggin genious and i should have friggin listened.. But i did not and thought one more trip to the lake and i would be OK... So I smoked one of my bearings. Luckily by the time it was noticible i was a few hundred yards from the house and have her home..

    I pulled the hub off the wheel and removed what remained of the old bearing (not alot) and went to autozone to get new bearings... Pain in the butt but it could have been worse. Here is the hard part. Autozone has bearings that will fit the hub but not the spindel of the axle. Where can i find trailer bearings suitable for marine applications? Thanks guys...





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    Your old bearings should have numbers on them that can be matched. There are only a handful of bearing combos in common use for trailers. If the auto parts house cant figure it out, go to a marine shop.

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    I found this. http://shop.easternmarine.com/index....categoryID=187

    an entire new hub bearings seals etc etc for like 35 bucks a side... i think ill just order two sets and call it a day.. i need to know however what size to order.

    What should i measure to insure proper fit to my axles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsquirt View Post
    Your old bearings should have numbers on them that can be matched. There are only a handful of bearing combos in common use for trailers. If the auto parts house cant figure it out, go to a marine shop.

    I need to take a picture to show you whats left.... I just got out of the shower and it was not until that moment that i realized what small bits of metal were actually holding my wheel on.. a codder pin and that was about it.....SCARY!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    I need to take a picture to show you whats left.... I just got out of the shower and it was not until that moment that i realized what small bits of metal were actually holding my wheel on.. a codder pin and that was about it.....SCARY!!!!!!

    We had that episode of "Shoulda checked 'em before we left" with a friend's boat many years ago. Pretty scary with a single axle trailer. Pull one of the good sets of bearings to get your numbers.

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    My experience in these matters is if you replace 1 replace them all. If one failed, the others are sure to follow. A shot of grease would not of helped. It was time.
    Takin it home

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    Quote Originally Posted by cave View Post
    My experience in these matters is if you replace 1 replace them all. If one failed, the others are sure to follow. A shot of grease would not of helped. It was time.

    you better beleive it.. everythign i order is in pairs...

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    I don't know how far of a tow you have to the lake but if you launch with hot hubs/bearings, the heat will suck the cold water right in past the seals. Greasing the bearings on the trailer has pretty much been a routine before I put the trailer in the water after a tow since about 1977. Knock wood, I've never had a bearing failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    I don't know how far of a tow you have to the lake but if you launch with hot hubs/bearings, the heat will suck the cold water right in past the seals. Greasing the bearings on the trailer has pretty much been a routine before I put the trailer in the water after a tow since about 1977. Knock wood, I've never had a bearing failure.

    Distance is a relative term... about 15 -20 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    Distance is a relative term... about 15 -20 miles.
    true but there are some around these parts with a 2 block tow. I guess in 120º heat, it could make a diff.

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    Shawn photo the Cups and cones (bearings) and i'll help you find a source near you ,a few trailer mfgs used some "odd ball metric stuff" Tom ps good to see that hot rod in the water ! well worth the 3k mile trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Shawn photo the Cups and cones (bearings) and i'll help you find a source near you ,a few trailer mfgs used some "odd ball metric stuff" Tom ps good to see that hot rod in the water ! well worth the 3k mile trip

    Yes it was... ill get some photos to post up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    true but there are some around these parts with a 2 block tow. I guess in 120º heat, it could make a diff.

    120?????

    if my town hit 120 i promise you i would think satan him self was hanging out in NC...


    max around these parts is like 101..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    120?????

    if my town hit 120 i promise you i would think satan him self was hanging out in NC...


    max around these parts is like 101..
    we hit 118º here north of San Francisco a couple of years ago but that's a rarity. I think there are times when the people in Arizona would welcome 110º-115º

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