Boat Trailer Hub Assembly Change

dudewheresmyplugdudewheresmyplug Posts: 19 Greenhorn

Short update video for the Jon Boat project. The bearings on both sides of the axle were in terrible shape. Not knowing how long they had been this way, instead of new bearing we went with an entire new hub assembly. For $80 and all new hardware, it was a no brainer! As always, any questions feel free to ask in the comments. Hope you guys learn a little something and enjoy!

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  • SaltySardineSaltySardine Posts: 140 Deckhand

    You can get a hub with everything you need for about $40 bucks at Northern tool or Harbor Freight or Academy Sports and I got a few on Amazon for about $25 a few times.

    FYI to people.

  • MGDMGD Posts: 912 Officer

    And u should have a spare as well. :-)

  • Saltwater JunkieSaltwater Junkie Posts: 962 Officer

    Get a set of Air Tight Bearing Protectors and have peace of mind. Here's the website www.airtighthubs.com

  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 3,194 Captain

    You need to pre-load your bearings (adjust) before putting cotter pin in and also oil/grease your lugs.

  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 3,525 Captain

    Yes it's that easy, I have a spare hub in my truck tool box as well.

    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 6,786 Admiral

    @Slough said:
    You need to pre-load your bearings (adjust) before putting cotter pin in and also oil/grease your lugs.

    Once a year we loosen grease and re tighten our lugs before going on our annual Keys trip. This year added new dust covers, after I cleaned and re-greased everything.

    3rd year on these hubs and they still look pretty good.

    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.

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