As any boat owner who regularly fishes in salt water can testify, corrosion is their worst enemy. Below are some regular maintenance tips to help you get the most life out of your trailer.
Trailers use ball bearings, which require grease. We recommend marine grease that won’t dissolve when exposed to salt water. If you want to really protect those bearings, you can prevent water intrusion by using bearing protectors. These typically stay sealed for up to six months, but still require new grease added regularly.
Trailers typically use galvanized parts which are prone to corrosion, especially with excess salt build up present. The best way to combat the elements is to rinse your trailer with fresh water after each use. For each saltwater fishing trip you go on, you’re giving your trailer a double dip in the drink. After a long day in the sun, one of the last things anyone wants to do is spend time thoroughly washing off a trailer. You can eliminate the hassle by installing Starbrite’s Trailer Spa. This system can be customized to specifically target any area of your trailer which is prone to corrosion build up.
And last, but not least; here is a basic checklist to cover prior to heading out to your favorite ramp.
We hope these tips and suggestions will assist you in prolonging the life of your trailer. Should you find yourself in need of additional information or parts, please contact us at 954-922-8890.
Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding fiberglass boat construction revolve around the techniques used to secure the fishing boat deck to the boat liner and the corresponding attributes of the end product. This article will shed some light on the types of fiberglass boat construction and give you some insight into often overlooked aspects of boat ownership.
How exactly is the boat deck secured to the boat liner?
Benefits of three piece construction:
All things considered; three piece fiberglass boat construction clearly has the advantage over two piece construction. While the overall cost of the three piece constructed boat may be slightly higher than that of a two piece boat, the long term benefits and conveniences will negate the additional investment.
For more information or to find the right boat for you, please visit www.dusky.com.