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Wire Rope or Threaded Rod
« on: April 10, 2014, 02:29:19 PM »
Tim Willey
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Registered: 03-2012
   
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:41 am:      
Still sorting out the trailer but the coupling is now sorted (thanks to some very helpful advice). Now I need to replace the very rusty wire rope which connects the coupling to the compensator. Difficult to find from the trailer manufactures, and they suggest using a threaded rod as replacement (would be about 3.5 metres+). Is this the way to go or should I just find some off-the-shelf wire rope and rope grips etc?

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Re: Wire Rope or Threaded Rod
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 02:29:33 PM »
Martin_cartwright
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Registered: 04-2008
   
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012 - 07:57 pm:      
I wouldn't bother with wire rope. Mine is a threaded rod (as was the original trailer the boat cme with)and is fine, if a little rusty.

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Re: Wire Rope or Threaded Rod
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 02:29:48 PM »
Tim Willey
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Registered: 03-2012
   
Posted on Saturday, September 01, 2012 - 07:29 am:      
Thanks for that Martin. Threaded rod does seem a better proposition and knowing that your WB trailer has the same linkage is really helpful. I'll set to it and get the boat back on the road in time for that Indian Summer we've been promised!