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It's always good to see one side of your boat draggin side to side on the leaf springs on the way back from a day in the woods. Second time this has happened, had new bearings for just this problem, thanks to rem870 we got new bearings, wheel out of the the field, and mounted in 45minutes. May need to replace the bolts that hold the leaf springs on since they are now smooth but she made it home.

 

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That's what I'm prob goin to do, I'm no bearing expert, the last bearing blow out was 11 months ago on same tire and I don't really trust that it won't happen again. After buying the bearings and grease and spare ones I'd spent half that and then I gotta put it together. If that price means all I gotta due is bolt it on then I'm sold.
 

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After buying the bearings and grease and spare ones I'd spent half that and then I gotta put it together. If that price means all I gotta due is bolt it on then I'm sold.
Yeah, they are proud of their grease and parts. For $120 for the whole set up isn't bad. How would an extra axle hanging out of the bed of your truck going to the boat dock look? Would definantly cut down on people asking to tag along if they saw you pull up looking like that.
 

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Had the same thing happen a week ago at hallowell. Only made it a couple feet off the ramp though. BIG thanks to PB truck and trailer. They've got whole hub kits for $40-50 bucks. All you need is grease. If you're starting to have trouble with bearings, replace your hubs. They get to where the don't hold the rear seals tight after you run one out like that.

 

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Axle Supply in Ward is where I got mine before the season. Has the zirk fittings on the axle. Take it to them so that they can do the measurements to be sure they are right. They made mine in 2 days. 4 bolts to swap axles. $120 was money well spent.
 

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You guys need to invest in bearing buddies---and just put a few pumps of grease in now and then, not toooo much, seals don't work if you push-em out. My diamond city trailer is 12 yrs old and been drug a gazillion miles on original bearings with no problems.
 

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Either those hubs are over loaded or not properly maintained to have isues like this on a regular basis. If wheel bearings are over tightened that is just as bad as to loose. If they are over loaded u could get heavier spindles hubs and wheels that match up and take them to a welding shop. My bet is the hubs are to light for the weight of the boats motor plus gear.
 

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You guys need to invest in bearing buddies---and just put a few pumps of grease in now and then, not toooo much, seals don't work if you push-em out. My diamond city trailer is 12 yrs old and been drug a gazillion miles on original bearings with no problems.
Buddy bearings are a bad thing to have in my opinion. I have had some, but won't have them again. They give a false sense of security. People put to much in them and it blow the back seals out. Also you need to still take them off and repack your bearings if you are dumping it in the water quite often. Just shooting grease in there doesn't do a whole lot of good. It takes about 20 minutes to repack bearings, and it should be done about twice a year.
 
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