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Essential Boat Trailer Spares

A boat is being prepared for any eventuality. You’re basically dealing with three vehicles that you have to prioritize and store spare components, tools and consumables. These include your tow car, boat , and the trailer for your boat. Let’s look at the parts for the boat trailer you’ll need in order to maintain your boat’s trailer running.

Be aware that these tools and trailer spares can be used in conjunction with security equipment.

Tools: In addition to the tools that are required for keeping your vessel in good shape You’ll want to make sure that your toolkit is able to cover the repair and maintenance of your boat’s trailer in particular if you intend to leave your home for some time. A set of sockets, spanners and screwdrivers and pliers are the minimum.
Wheel spare Wheels are among of the most crucial spares for boats and, if you’re fortunate (or you picked your trailer with care) the wheel of your trailer’s is likely to match the stud pattern the car’s. Consider putting in a second spare or a repair kit for punctures, including the tyre inflator.
Jack stands as well as chocks Jack stands can make repairs much easier and safer for your boat when it is in the trailer. Also, you must always use chocks on your trailer’s wheels.
Wheel bearings seals, dust caps and wheel bearings If you notice sound or play on your wheel, it might be required to change the wheel bearings. Keep spare seals and dust caps around, too.
Lubricants such as grease, water dispersant and degreaser boat’s trailer is most likely to be submerged and even submerged during the launch or recovery. This is why you require marine-grade grease and lubricant for moving parts as well as corrosion-proofing grease like lanolin, to safeguard the frame of your trailer. Also, you should employ a water dispersant/degreaser like WD40 for repairs and cleaning of parts simpler.
Winch handles are so easy to lose that they’re inexpensive So, keep an extra in case.
Nuts and bolts: A assortment of bolts, nuts and washers to deal with those inevitable circumstances.
Fuses: For the car and trailer.
Light bulbs: Have spares for the car boat, trailer and car.
Wires for electrical: It is possible that you could require patching up wiring that has damaged by friction or corrosion. Be aware that the rear lights on your trailer might be submerged during the launch and recovery.
Electrical tape Electrical tape is simple to use when working on delicate electrics.
Cable ties: Almost as versatile as duct tape.

You may be surprised by how many additional items you’ll must store in your boat, however, unlike cars, you aren’t able to always bring your boat to the closest workshop.

Much of what you’ll need will depend on your proficiency in the field of boat maintenance and repair and how long you’re planning to travel in a foreign location. In the ideal scenario, you’ll be aware of the fundamentals about how the motor operates as well as how to spot issues and how to start it.

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