As spring blossoms, some anglers and boaters will pay the price of neglecting their boats and trailers over the winter.
Wheel bearings will fail. Motors won’t start, or they’ll quit.
It doesn’t have to be so dire. With a little preventive maintenance today, you can avert disappointment on the road and on the water tomorrow, as well as the hefty repair bills that ensue.
It’s always such a sad sight to see a disabled boat trailer trailer on the side of the road. It’s usually missing a wheel which was flung off the hub when its rusty bearing seized up and snapped.
The remedy is easy and inexpensive. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, you can repack and reinstall wheel bearings in a few hours or less.
First, put on thick latex gloves. This will make the job a lot tidier.