Read the warnings!

Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,469 Mega Baller

Ok ? How many of you grease your hitch pin on a monthly basis???

Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.



  • ReallyGottaSkiReallyGottaSki Posts: 291 Solid Baller
    edited September 2
    Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 824 Crazy Baller
    I remove mine every time I tow since I fold my tongue, I have never added Grease to it in the 5 years I have had the boat. Is that just to make it so it can be removed? Mine has no trouble moving.
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,881 Mega Baller
    If we adhered to every warning to the T, and the frequencies recommended, heeding warnings would be a full time job. B)
    But, do take note, and apply some common sense.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,882 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    My swing pin gets removed a couple times every week, never put any grease on it though. Can't say if the trailer has any warning stickers on it, the capacity/Vin sticker is the only one I recall.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • cacmancacman Posts: 119 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Mine is rusted in. I've tried soaking it with various things. Not sure what to do.
  • 2Valve2Valve Posts: 423 Crazy Baller
    Yep, I'm anal about maintenance on all my "sheenery".
  • skihackerskihacker Posts: 456 Solid Baller
    @cacman , try a ball joint press, careful not to deform the skinny end, if that fails the red speed wrench is next, followed by paint touch up😳😳
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,345 Mega Baller
    These warnings are no different than the Malibu bs. Someone probably hurt themself trying to pull a frozen pin out and so now we all have to get a warning label for it.

    If it starts getting sticky put some lube on it.

  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,915 Mega Baller
    @A_B exactly but this trailer manufacturer did the job.

    Sticker UT0013 is standardized probably by DOT

    The pin grease is probably after the 100th person griping that it was seized.

    NMMA has label standards. Would it impact a buying decision if when looking at that open bow boat it stated area not to be occupied while in motion.

  • Tracks72Tracks72 Posts: 10 New Baller
    I grease mine monthly I promise my trailer is under their!

  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 572 Solid Baller
    I just unstuck mine and greased it last weekend. It’s a 2017 MC trailer that sits out in the TX sun and humidity. Took a hammer, pb blaster and punch to get it out.
    Rob Quetschke
  • skimtbskimtb Posts: 522 Crazy Baller
    edited September 2
    MC started putting bow capacity info on the yellow stickers after the wakeboat incident a while back.
    Assume others are now doing the same.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,142 Mega Baller
    edited September 3
    You could look at a 1990 correct craft and see a million more warnings than any other brand. That has carried through to this day with Nautique, they have always been ahead of the curve on warning labels without a doubt. Half of my 2000 dashboard is warnings and they are still very prominent on the 2016 and beyond.

    As for trailer maintenance I'd say this is a very neglected area of boater attention in general, sadly.
  • ToddFToddF Posts: 604 Solid Baller
    I do now, after ten years of not doing it and finally getting it out, well worth the trouble to remove and grease somewhat regular.
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,378 Mega Baller
    If Malibu had a warning on the open bow.....
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