Archived Trailer Guys Questions
Boat Trailering Guys,
My boat is hard to launch until the rollers "break free" on the ramp. What kind of lubricant can I use on my trailer rollers that will not wash out and pollute the water?
Answered on: 6/2008
Use the same waterproof grease that you are using for your wheel bearings. The best way to apply the grease is to remove the rollers from the shafts and generously coat the shaft. The grease will adhere to the shaft and should keep your rollers rolling all season long. There is a roller shaft on the market that has zirk fittings on the ends of the shaft that allow you to use your grease gun to lubricate the rollers without disassembly. They are 3-4 times more expensive than your basic roller but worth every penny when factoring the time saved to disassemble each roller assembly. Check with www.easternmarine.com if you want to upgrade your rollers to this style.
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