Dunbier Releases New Covered Winches

This week Dunbier has released a new covered winch onto the market. These winches are a safe and easy way to pull a boat back up onto a trailer.

All components are coated for corrosive protection and the winches are fitted with a high quality webbing strap.

The winch cover hides the gears, making it much safer for fingers.

The new covered winch is available in 3 sizes – 2 single speed winches – 3:1 and 5:1 and a tri speed winch 10:1/5:1/1:1.

This is the only winch the largest boat trailer manufacturer in Australia recommends and uses.

Rosehill Trailer Boat Show 2012


Christian and I packed up the workshop (shelving and all) and took the team (Rory, Ryan and Gary) out to the Rosehill Trailer Boat Show last weekend. Well, we were overwhelmed at the support by both the public and our fellow marine business owners.

Wow, you all had so many questions – some easier to answer than others without seeing your trailers but we endeavoured to answer them to the best of our ability and hopefully solve your trailer problems (or lead you in the right direction for professional help).

There were many common questions and problems so I thought I would recap on a few of them:

1. 2″ couplings on imported trailers – After consultation with the RTA these are deemed illegal as they do not meet the ADR guidelines for registraion in NSW. Please call us to book in to have your coupling changed to an Australian Standards / ADR approved coupling. There are many risks associated with this size coupling – the most obvious being that it is too big for 50mm tow balls and the boat and trailer can pop off the tow ball while driving.

2. Brakes on trailers. All trailer and boat combinations with a combined weight of over 750kg require a braking system. The most common braking system on this weight trailer is mechanical brakes. If you trailer and boat combination is over 2 tonne you require hydraulic / electric brakes.

3. “I have bearing buddies – I don’t need to change my bearings!” – WOW – a huge error of judgement here too. Bearing Buddies have a place on trailers and help prolong the life of your bearings but you still need to service your trailer regularly. If you do not have bearing buddies we recommend that you change your bearings every 12 – 18 months. If you do have bearing buddies and do not use your trailer very often you could stretch this out to 18 – 24 months at the longest to stop major problems and the possibility of your bearings collapsing.

If you have any questions regarding your trailer please feel free to write us a question in the comments below or drop into the workshop at 5 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah NSW 2229. Ph: 02 8544 8114.

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Breaking News – Bold Trailers Will Be At The Rosehill Trailer Boat SHow


It is with great excitement that I share some fantastic news with you. Bold Trailers will be at the Rosehill Trailer Boat Show on the 17th – 18th March 2012. Bold Trailers will be the ‘in house’ resident experts running a “Trailer Education Centre” at the show. You will find us in the Exhibition Hall, Stand E9. Make sure you come and say hello and grab yourself a bargain and some useful trailer tips and advice.

The Rosehill Trailer Boat Show will showcase over 60 of the best trailer boating businesses in Australia. You’ll see  new and second hand trailer boats, kayaks, fishing accessories, chandlery accessories, trailers and more. 

The Rosehill Trailer Boat Show is a fun and relaxing day out. There are plenty of activities to suit everyone, even the kids!. Make sure you see the performing fish at the giant supertank!  Get the latest safety information from NSW Maritime and even renew or apply for your boat licence. There is a kids playland to keep the kids amused. It is full of games and activities with Pirate Pete. 

If you’re looking for a boating bargain, this is one event don’t want to miss. Mark the dates in your diary now and head to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse for the annual Rosehill Trailer Boat Show. Entry is FREE and gates open from 9am – 5pm both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March.
Mark your diary now and make sure you come and have a great day at the show.

Boat Trailer Parts

   
Author: Christian Bold

Boating can be a lot of fun but unless you have a mooring your boat will require a trailer for transport. Trailers need to be road worthy just like a car so all the parts and accessories on your trailer need to be in good condition. You spend a lot of time taking care of your boat, you service it, you anti-foul it and you wash it, don’t forget to take the time to look after your trailer as well. To keep it working at its best you need to make sure that you have somewhere reliable to buy your boat trailer parts.

Boat maintenance is important. But, you also need to take care of everything associated with your boat, like your boat trailer. If that breaks down then you’ll be left with no solution to going boating. Buying spare boat trailer parts ensures that you can take care of any problems with it as soon as they come up.

The importance of choosing the right trailer parts cannot be overemphasized for obvious reasons. Successful repairs of trailers often depend on replacing defective, worn and missing parts but these parts must be of the right specifications. Otherwise, the problems persist or worsen.

When you buy trailer parts, your first step is to ensure that the specifications are detailed from the type of parts to their sizes, dimensions and quantity. You will then be able to buy the right trailer parts and start on the right foot on the essential repairs. If necessary, you must make a list of said parts before logging online or visiting a brick-and-mortar parts store.

This step has many benefits of its own, too. For one thing, you will save time and effort on buying, fitting and then returning the incorrect trailer parts to the store. Your repair schedule can be followed and even fast-tracked with the right parts on hand. Don;t forget the purchasing the correct parts can save your precious dollars.

When you buy trailer parts, your shopping list may include axles; bearings and seals; bolts and nuts; brakes; couplings; wheels, tires and rims; and hubs, drums and discs, among others. You will be conversant in these parts soon enough so buying these items will be easier in time. In the meantime, ask for assistance from Bold Trailers so that your purchased trailer parts are exactly what you require.

Driving Faster Saves Lives – Press Release

Media Release – For Immediate Release

Driving Faster Saves Lives

There have been 316 rescues across the Cronulla beaches between July 2011 and December 2011. Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguards now have a brand new tool in their race to save lives – a brand new custom built reverse jet ski trailer that has reduced their rescue response times – letting the lifeguards get to people in trouble and save lives faster.

Each summer Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguards complete countless rescues and first aid treatments. With over 2 million beach visitors annually it’s easy to understand that some days on the beach can be quite hectic.

Whist the Red and Yellow flags and safety signage are extremely important in establishing the patrolled swimming area and identifying rips, PWCs have become a key craft in performing rescues.

“Their speed and  agility in the surf zone is unmatched” identifies Councils Lifeguard Manager, Brad Whittaker. He also points out the need to be able to launch and retrieve the PWC as being very important.

“Council required a trailer that facilitated quick launching but also reduced OHS injuries for staff when recovering the PWC from the sand. Importantly the trailer needed to have RTA approval because we often need to drive it to remote locations and servicing. Bold Trailers designed a trailer that ticked all those boxes and we are very happy with the final product”. Brad Whittaker.

  • The Jet Ski trailer is being used to patrol Cronulla’s beaches – Cronulla, North Cronulla, Elouera, Wanda and Greenhills beaches.
  • The trailer holds the Jet Ski in a reverse position – The front of the Jet Ski faces the water.
  • There were 316 rescues on Cronulla beaches between July 2011 and December 2011.
  • The new trailer has reduced rescue response times – i.e. lifeguards reach people needing to be rescued faster thus reducing the possibility of drowning.
  • The trailer can launch and retrieve a jet ski in both a forward or reverse facing position. This is revolutionary in a Jet Ski trailer.
  • Bold Trailers is a local Caringbah business owned and operated by Christian and Jaclyn Bold

Christian Bold, Director of Bold Trailers, is a licensed Mechanic and Auto Electrician with over 14 years experience in trailer maintenance.  His combination of professional training, experience and passion makes him one of only a handful of trailer repair specialists in Australia.

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Christian Bold is available for interviews on 0425 306 553. Photos are also available.

Watch video of jet ski trailer in action: 

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