Monday, February 23, 2015

Choosing the Right Size of Boat Trailer Winch

Are you getting ready for a fishing trip out at the lake? You need a trusty boat trailer winch to secure your vessel for the drive. To ensure that your boat is safely tied up, the trailer winch should be the exact size so that your planned fishing trip could go off without a hitch. Here’s how you can choose the right size of boat trailer winch:
  1. Choose based on weight
Instead of choosing the size based on the length of your boat, you should take a harder look at how heavy it is exactly. Your winch should be able to handle the total weight of the boat, the gear and the motor.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Galvanized Boat Trailer Axle Prevents Corrosion

Sea water acts as the major catalyst for corrosion of boat trailer axles. The trailer parts, wheel and hubs fill up with salt water as you launch your boat off the shore. Although the hubs drain once you’ve pulled your boat trailer out of the water, this doesn’t free your trailer parts from corrosion, which is aggravated by exposure to air.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Trust Quality: Upgrade Your Trailer with Durable Utility Trailer Parts

Now that you’re a proud owner of a utility trailer, whether from buying a pre-made one or constructing one with one of the many complete utility trailer kits available on the market, you should consider improving it eventually. This is because many of these DIY trailers were designed to meet only the minimum requirements that people require of them, both in safety and in functionality. If you want to get the most out of your trailer, you’ll need to put in some work to make sure it’s up to your standards or more.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Of Trailer Wheel Hubs and Wrenches: Maintenance Tips for Boat Trailers

The life of a competitive angler is not an easy one, especially on the pocket. One would be splurging a hefty sum on gear to include in his tackle box—the finest baits, lines, and rods money could buy. However, an angler’s life doesn’t begin and end with his fishing gear alone; among everything he has, it wouldn’t be wise to not have his own boat and its accompanying trailer to aid him. The boat itself is obviously one of the topmost concerns when it comes to maintenance. After all, it’s the vehicle that can get its owner out to the best spot in the water—but what about the trailer that carries it? Regular visits to a leading trailer parts store like Champion Trailers to purchase quality parts and accessories, as well as consistent maintenance practices should never be ignored. As writer Tom Locchaas notes, “Routine inspections and maintenance keep your trailer safe and working and can extend its life for many years.”

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Inspecting Boat Trailer Parts for Safety: Important Things to Check

As you drive your boat from the shelter of your home, through the highway and into the lake, its safety will hinge on a large part on the reliability of your boat trailer parts. For this reason, you should always see to it that you get your hauling equipment inspected and tested for safety and the necessary repairs. For one, an article in the Practical Fishing Tips blog recommends checking up on the drum brakes.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

About Boat Trailer Parts: There’s More to Trailer Tires than You Think

If you own a boat and use it often, chances are you’ll be shopping for trailer tires very soon. Come boating season, your trailer’s tires will get dragged over and across more curbs than most car tires do in their lifetimes. Trailer tires perform a difficult and important task, so when it’s finally time to replace them, be sure to purchase a decent set and care for them well.