The trailer reassembly weht fairly quickly as everyting lined up and was able to go together quickly. Since I chose to use the low profile wheels the fender will eventually have to be adjusted, since the axle was 2 inches longer to accomadate the fatter tires . The trailer hub was where I learned the greatest lesson. i t appears that instead of using bearing buddies you fill it with grease from tthe back and it pushes grease out of the rubber seal..sorta like a bearing seal failure only controlled. This is supposed to be a saltwater technology so I look forward to long bearing life and cool runnings man.
Size matters --At least in trailer tires . the new tire will help dissipate heat and has a max 50 psi max so it should run fine at 20 psi on sand or gravel beaches as a dolly tire.
So here's the assembled trailer and a couple of pics of the hull. Larry is a boat perfectionist and it shows in the hull paint job. The next pic shows a close up and he's still not satisfied with it. I hope he doesn't cringe when it goes into the water.
Trailer assembly part 1- "Parts is parts" The new axle built by Com-Fab. while looking around the shop i found these tires. They advised a traditional 5 spoke 12'' tire but I chose these so I could deflate them and use the trailer as a dolly in sand or on regular ground. They say thy are good to 600lbs before their limitations show up. Even if i am totally disgusted I can always go back and get the 12's . But working with a trailer builder means the advice is tempered by experience. Everything ready to assemble .
The hull is finally coming together . It has been patched and filled and faired , then sprayed. Larry has been working his spray magic and I believe he wants to add 2 coats after this.its going to look sharp on the water. I'll cringe at the 1st scratch on the water but then we'll enjoy the heck out of it. In the next 2 posts I'll detail the temporary sail and the trailer axle rebuild in the next couple of posts