We are on a roll with work being done to my buddy Dave’s O’Day 19 sailboat, Just Enough. Today it gets literal and we tackle a wobble roller replacement project on his trailer.
As any sailor in Arizona desert will tell you, well, it’s sunny. It’s also hot–so very hot. I mean hell (literally), in the summer the street signs melt and people bake cookies on their dash while they’re at work. So needless to say, boats in dry storage take up some serious tanning.
The thing about replacing the wobble rollers is, we need to get the boat off the trailer. To get the boat off the trailer, we need to drop her in the water. If she’s in the water, we’re gonna need to go sailing. So we went sailing.
Meanwhile, back in the boatyard (because we didn’t actually go sailing)… These are the particular wobble rollers we used:
There you have it! This trailer is almost looking new with all those new wobble rollers in place. They are made of a highly engineered composite that is much more resilient to UV exposure. They might even outlast the street sign at the entrance of the boatyard.