BoLin

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  1. After more research and much gnashing of teeth, its looking like we're gonna go with an EZ Loader tandem trailer rated at 4000#. Rollers. Disc breaks on one axle. Radial tires and LED lights. Have 1 Q: - The trailer comes with an oil bath lube system for the wheel bearings> I'm only familiar with the "Bearing Buddy" type bearing protection. Anyone familiar with the oil bath? Better or worse than the bearing buddies?
  2. makorider - if random orbit doesn't qualify as good, what do you recommend?
  3. rock..... Is that a Load Rite? What do you think of it? And, yeah, peace of mind is mucho important.
  4. Present trailer has disc brakes and bias tires. Whatever we get will have disc brakes, radials and led lights for sure.
  5. Thx for the input. 757 ... In MD, where I am, any trailer over 3000# or so required brakes - single, tandem, etc. So I'll have brakes no matter what.
  6. Presently have a single axle 2005 5-Starr galv trailer for my 1977 20' Grady. It has worked OK but definitely nothing to brag about. At this point it needs major work so we've decided to replace rather than repair. Calculating total weight as best I can I come out to about 3400 lbs which is just about the top end of the single axle range. And I'd really like to have a bit more safety margin. That strongly suggests a dual axle which we're OK with except that I've been told that maneuvering a tandem in tight spots is much harder than a single. And we have a VERY tight parking spot next to our house. So, a few Q's ... - How much harder is it to maneuver a tandem trailer in a tight spot? The space the boat gets parked in allows about 2' of total clearance. - I've online researched Load Rite, 5 S Starr, EZ Loader and Venture. Any opinions on any of these? Other suggestions? - Galvanized or aluminum? - Any other thoughts / comments are greatly appreciated. PS - 3400# weight calculation includes virtually everything above the dry weight with about 200 lbs added for good measure. Thx in advance
  7. Does anyone know if the upcoming ASMFC meeting will be broadcast, live streamed or whatever so that the general public can watch / listen? I think it might be quite informative to actually see / hear what goes on.
  8. Thx all. When we looked at the rod I thought it felt pretty sweet but I didn't;t really expect as much positive feedback as I got. Or, I guess I should say, I expected at least some negative experiences. Really appreciate the input.
  9. Posted this on the Surf Talk board and someone suggested I try it here. So ... Further to my search for a surf setup for my wife ... A B&T shop owner showed her a Tsunami Airwave Elite 962M that she really liked the feel of. I was wondering if anyone has experience with this rod and would share that knowledge. It will be used primarily for plugging and some tins when appropriate. While we were shopping she fell in love with a Daiwa BG so that's probably what will go on the Airwave (if we get it) in a 3500 or 4000 size. Thx in advance for any help on this slow going project.
  10. Thx for the suggestion. Considered that but thought Surf Talk would be better for a surf rod.
  11. Further to my search for a surf setup for my wife ... A B&T shop owner showed her a Tsunami Airwave Elite 962M that she really liked the feel of. I was wondering if anyone has experience with this rod and would share that knowledge. It will be used primarily for plugging and some tins when appropriate. While we were shopping she fell in love with a Daiwa BG so that's probably what will go on the Airwave (if we get it) in a 3500 or 4000 size. Thx in advance for any help on this slow going project.
  12. Been using PP for years but have wondered about 832. Why would it be better?
  13. Thx Vinny - that could work.
  14. Headed to MTK, from MD, next week. (Don't get excited, trip and reservations were planned for months. No report chasing here.) I'll see if I can find a store on the way out that has both a 3500 and 4000 in stock so she can put her hands on them to compare. I've been fishing a Penn 700 and a 704Z forever so I tend to think big. My guess is she'll go for the 3500 and, if so, maybe we'll spool it with 20#.
  15. Faithless - thx for that info. I'm more familiar with Shimano sizes for my lighter tackle stuff - Sahara and Stradic. From my little online research it seems that the BG's run bigger for the same number. For example I have a Sahara 4000 that seems rather puny even on a 9' rod. Yet it sounds like y'all think a 4000 would maybe be a little big. Am I missing something?