[OMC-Boats] Trailer bearings

From: Micah Donahue <mdonahue@...>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:21:04 -0400

For what it's worth, I didn't have good luck replacing bearings on my
'68 Sportsman trailer. I kept blowing the bearings, maybe bad spindles
or bad mechanics (my dad and me).

After going through a couple messy rebuilds/failures, I started over.
I had a machinist drill out the stubs from the torsion arms, weld in
new Northern Hydraulics stub spindles, and put new hubs/bearing
buddies on it. I did not install hubs w/ brakes, as we don't tow far
and usually w/ big trucks. But those are only a little $ more. I feel
better having all updated parts in there that are easy to get from the
Northern web site. Total cost was a couple hundred bucks as I remember.

Newburyport, MA
'68/'69 Sportsman 16

On Oct 30, 2008, at 12:00 PM, omc-boats-request@...

> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:17:36 -0600
> From: Kenneth Fingerlos <kenf@...>
> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Johnson Trailer Hubs?
> To: omc-boats@...
> Message-ID: <1225333056.5475.57.camel@...>
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> I'm hoping someone out there has a parts catalog (or can point me to
> one
> online) for the old OEM Johnson trailers. It's a 1968 under a 16'
> Seasport-II, with the disc brake system.
> I had a hub fail heading down the highway, and ended up leaving the
> trailer a couple hundred miles from home. I've got a replacement hub,
> but not the bearings, or rather I have only the inner bearing.
> What I'm hoping to avoid is a trip back to the trailer and then
> another
> back into town to get parts.
> Does anybody know what the part number for the bearings (inner and
> outer) would be? Does anybody know if the inner and outer would be
> the
> same part?
> The other question would be if anybody knows what size the castle
> nut on
> the end of the spindle should be; the nut took a pretty good beating
> when the hub came apart.
> Many many thanks,
> Kenneth
> --
> Kenneth Fingerlos
Received on Thursday, 30 October 2008

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