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Trailer question, rebuild or buy new

Old 04-17-2006, 09:00 PM
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Default Trailer question, rebuild or buy new

Lost a hub on the way to Treasure Island a couple of weekends ago. Trailer has been in and out of salt water for 16 years. I flush it and maintaine it but I don't think the previous owner did much.

I know I can repair the trailer but considering if I repair the hub I will still have a old, rundown galvanized trailer with alot of corrosion and the need for several other repairs.

If I knew I would be keeping this boat for at least a couple of more years, I would definately buy new. I may only have another year so I'm not convinced I want to spend the $$ on new.

Any suggestions??
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:47 PM
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Default Re: Trailer question, rebuild or buy new

I have been struggling with this one myself. Mine is only 5 years old however, salt water ate it up (steel). Several are telling me that it is fine and that corrosion is only on the outside. However, I really don't care to see her lying on the side of the highway . In my case, I know I will only have the boat another year or 2 however, I am struggling as what to do.
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