Boating for Dummies 101: Part 4: A bit of Trailer TLC

Boating for Dummies 101: Part 4: A bit of Trailer TLC

……an article by Dom Appay Last time we replaced our boat trailer coupling and bolts and realigned the trailer axle.  While under the trailer I could see rust and corrosion starting but no rust holes. My trailer has spent time swimming in salt water. I’ll...
Boating for Dummies 101: Part 3 – Where Has Your Boat Been

Boating for Dummies 101: Part 3 – Where Has Your Boat Been

By Dom Appay (June 2016) When you buy a second hand boat it comes with a history. Ours has just given up its past thanks to its 2010 Lowrance Plotter/fish finder’s waypoint data. I was amazed to see where this 5m boat has gone! I punched in each of the 32 waypoint...
Boating for Dummies 101: Part 2: Trailer Coupling Replacement

Boating for Dummies 101: Part 2: Trailer Coupling Replacement

……an article by Dom Appay My last article was on how to align your boat trailer axle as my boat trailer’s was out. In this article I show how the trailer tow coupling needed to be replaced due to damage from jack knifing. Close inspection of the tow...
Boating for Dummies 101: Part 1 – Trailer Axle Alignment

Boating for Dummies 101: Part 1 – Trailer Axle Alignment

an article by Dom Appay (Feb 2016) Last year when I bought a 2nd hand 5m fiberglass boat on a 09 Dunbier Trailer which was pretty greasy in a lot of places, making it look tired but okay. Not being familiar with boats and trailers, I had a lot to learn. Over the next...