For those of us who pack wheel bearings, or would like to here is a nice site:
Wed, 01/30/2008 - 16:56
Unforunately it is a dead link. However, anyone know the size of the bearing grease seal for the FS trailer?
Thu, 01/31/2008 - 10:27
My TEE NEE trailer uses a 1" wheel bearing and I replace the "whole bearing" every couple of years and install bearing buddies. My boat may not be the fastest, but my trailer will keep up with any of them.
Sun, 02/03/2008 - 19:25
I just recently replaced the races, bearings, and seal for my 2001 Long trailer and got a kit for each wheel from Walmart for about $10.50. After trying to get just a seal from Advance Auto and them failing to match mine, I called Long Trailer in North Carolina and the nice man said just go to Walmart because the shipping from him would cost alone about the price of the kit at Walmart. Getting the old races out was quite a chore but I was able to do it with determination. I just bought our boat this past early fall and just wanted it all to be right to start out with. I feel like it is now a new trailer with new bunk pads (4), 2 tires/wheels, new winch & belt, and lights. Wallah!
Thu, 04/03/2008 - 18:44
THIS LOOKED PRETTY GOOD AND HAD PICTURES ON THE SITE:
Basic Boat Trailer Maintenance: Repacking Wheel Bearings
From "Shipshape Boating"
The host of Shipshape Boating, John Greviskis, shows you how to take care of your boat's trailer.
In this segment, host John Greviskis shows you how to repack the wheel bearings.
Periodically, the wheel bearings of your boat trailer must be checked. The first thing you need to do is.....
OUT OF RESPECT FOR THEIR COPYRIGHTS I WON'T DO A FULL PASTE. THESE SEEM TO BE GOOD INSTRUCTIONS THOUGH.
Four-way lug-nut remover
Start by loosening the lug bolts .......
If you want to prolong the life expectancy of your trailer lights,........
And more good info and what appears to be a good suppplier:
bearing maintenance info http://www.easternmarine.com/em_store/tech_info/wheelhub_tech_info.html
parts that look pretty comprehensive and cheap
I have not bought anything from them yet though.
Thu, 04/03/2008 - 19:25
Here's a website & video by a Flying Scot sailor that shows how to replace trailer bearings.
He has also posted a number of other helpful Flying Scot videos at: