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Old 12-07-2011, 05:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Christmas Time Off = Boat Maintenance

Hey guys. It has been a good while since I posted here. A few months ago I picked up a 22' Pathfinder and I've been waiting for some time off from work to do some maintenance on the trailer and install a new depth finder.

I'll be doing the following over my Christmas vacation and will post pictures:
  • New Humminbird 570 sonar depth finder to replace the beat up Lowrance unit
  • New impeller
  • New lower unit fluid
  • New trailer jack
  • New LED low profile tail lights
  • Repacking all the bearings on my dual axle trailer
  • New bearing buddies to keep things all lubed up
  • New mounting hardware for the trailer bunks
I'm sure I'll have a few other small items to do. Should be a busy few days.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If your trailer is not aluminum, i.e. galvanized, I recommend NOT grounding the lights to the trailer frame. Instead, run each light ground wire all the way to the tongue and connect them to the ground wire that goes thru the plug. This effectively takes the trailer out of the circuit and mitigates future problems with corrosion that affects light performance. Even a few ohms of resistance from the corrosion can cause lights to not work properly.

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Old 12-10-2011, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Excellent advice Phil! Thanks for that tidbit.


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Old 12-15-2011, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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One more thing, since the light assemblies usually have a pigtail for the ground (they assume it will be connected locally to the frame), I use a wirenut to connect the longer wire then dip the wirenut into liquid tape, that black gooey stuff. This seals the wirenut from water when the trailer is dunked. Always works for me, just wanted to share.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good advice there, Phil. I've got an aluminum trailer, but still am contemplating running the full ground.
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