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Trailer Rollers for Float ON
|Author||Topic: Trailer Rollers for Float ON|
posted 07-13-2001 09:41 AM ET (US)
I'm looking to add 2 or 3 keel rollers to my Alumihauler float-on trailer for my 25' Revenge. The trailer has 2 cross members that I could bolt on adjustible rollers without much modification. Does anybody have a good source for these?
posted 07-13-2001 10:02 AM ET (US)
Shoreway Marine - 1-800-443-5408 Get the Stoltz Rollers. WWW.shorewaymarine.com
posted 07-13-2001 11:14 AM ET (US)
Or West Marine or Boat US. They all carry
Stoltz. And get the stainless shafts.
posted 07-13-2001 01:46 PM ET (US)
Can't emphasize enough what Chuck says about the stainless steel roller shafts, with cotter pins in the end instead of the end caps.
The conventional black rubber rollers have a plastic sleeve in them, which why they so often deflect and sag under the boat weight.
Stoltz rollers are MUCH stronger, one of the reasons being a steel (non stainless) sleeve inside. The problem is that the conventional roller shaft quickly bonds to this in salt water. (what most don't realize is that for a keel roller to really work freely, the roller must roll on the shaft, not just on the bracket). I learned about the corrosion prolbem the hard way, and had to throw out a whole set of Stoltz rollers after 2 seasons in saltwater launching.
The SS shaft can still bind to the roller sleeve with neglect, but with the cotter pin detail, they are easy to remove and keep the shaft well greased. Do this once or twice a year.
You won't belive how easy a big Whaler will go on and off a trailer with these rollers and SS shafts.
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