Unseasonably and incredibly warm these days, but the weather is not good for sailing. Rainy and gusts up into the 30s, SPARTINA will not be out on the water this weekend.
February has become the annual trailer month for me. I've placed an order with Loadrite for hangers, leaf springs and bushings. The hangers on my trailer are corroded. When the new ones arrive I will coat them a few times with liquid galvanizing.
The leaf springs are also "sprung". While the trailer is rated for 1000 lbs, I noticed that the o.e.m. leaf springs - with two leafs and 22" long - were rated for 600 lbs. I will replace with 22" leaf springs with three leafs, rated at 1000 lbs.
The leaf springs hang from the frame by four hangers, above (which is inverted in the catalog image), and the leaf springs sit on top of the axle. Should be a simple enough project that could be completed in a few hours.
I'll also drop the hubs off with the nice ladies at Portsmouth trailer and have the bearings repacked. Then I should be ready to go.
Hoping for better weather next weekend.