Trailers & Trailering
Winches are designed to load and unload boats, not to hold boats in place on the trailer. A bad bump in the road may cause the winch to release. To prevent mishaps, use separate tie-downs and bow chain and hook rigged for the purpose. When using hand winches, be sure to get secure footing and proper leverage — many accidents occur every year from handles that kick back.
Trailer Tires, Bearings and Hubs
You can minimize your chances of getting a flat tire by taking a few minutes to ensure proper inflation. Inspect tires when they are cool for cracks and spider webbing that occurs when rubber tires stay in one place for extended periods of time. Carry at least one spare tire assembly, and only replace radial with radial, bias ply with bias ply. Flat tire repair kits have proven their worth over the years for fixing flat tires caused by small punctures.
Boat Trailer Toolkit
A few handy items in your tow vehicle can go a long way to keeping you on the road.
Back Up Your Boat Trailer Like a Pro
It requires teaching your brain some new habits, but practice is the key to success.
Boat and Trailer Maintenance Checklist
Take care of the boat, trailer, and engine and the chances of a problem occurring on the water or the road will be minimized. Here's what you need to know and when to do it.
Don't Forget to Check It!
11 points worth checking before you hit the road. While this may look like a lot to do — it might just save you a whole lot of trouble.
Adding Airlift to Your Suspension
If your tow vehicle is sagging in the stern, it may be time to pump it up.
Buying a Used Trailer?
Trailerable boats are like buildings: They need a good foundation. Here's what to look for.