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Ray posted 07-13-2001 09:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ray   Send Email to Ray  
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?
Sam Collins posted 07-13-2001 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sam Collins  Send Email to Sam Collins     
Shoreway Marine - 1-800-443-5408 Get the Stoltz Rollers.
triblet posted 07-13-2001 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Or West Marine or Boat US. They all carry
Stoltz. And get the stainless shafts.
lhg posted 07-13-2001 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
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.
But the plastic will not bind to the standard electroplated shafts.

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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