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Boat Trailering Guys:,
I have 1980's Shore tandom trailer for my 1980 Chrysler 22 sailboat. I've just had the boat and trailer at the marina since I got the boat in 2001 so it has not been used except at the beginning and end of the season. I had all the bearings replaced in 2001. I recently tried to take the boat home to do some work and after a couple of miles I checked the hubs. They seemed fine but the brake drums were very hot(the adjacent hubs were hot too) so I just took it back to the marina. The master cylinder was empty, wet and rusty. The mechanic at the marina said that there was no access hole in the back of the wheel to back off the brake shoes. I would like to get this trailer on the road so I can be more mobile. How do I procede? Thanks. Hunter
Answered on: 6/2006
It sounds like it is time to replace the braking system on your trailer. With the master cylinder in the condition that you described and the inability to adjust your brakes, the expense of replacing items piece meal would be more expensive than replacing the entire system. There are plenty of options available at the discount marine centers.
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