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    Anyone sailing in New Mexico??

    New Mexico Sailor Hi Patrick, I live in Santa Fe and sail my Capri at Cochiti. I bought the boat last summer and have only been out a couple of times- so I'm still a newbie. Would love to find out where you've had the best sailing experiences here in NM and possibly meet up with our boats-...
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    Trailer vibration question

    Problem solved ! (finally) Hi Everyone, I had to put my trailer project on the back burner for a while - but today I put new bearings and hubs on and it tows like a dream.. no more vibration. In retrospect I should have been much more thorough in diagnosing my problem than I was. I think...
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    Trailer vibration question

    maybe springs? Rob, you mentioned that maybe the springs are the problem... They could be adding to the problem but I dont think that they would make the wheel wobble when the trailer is jacked up. Still, it seems that it would be pretty darn hard to bend the spindles or the axles on this...
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    Trailer vibration question

    An update So I got the new wheels and tires and put them on but same vibration (maybe a little less but still bad). When I put them on the hubs, I noticed a little wobble, so then I started thinking that maybe my spindles are bad. I took the hubs off and indeed the spindles are scored but I...
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    Trailer vibration question

    What I've decided. After reading all of your suggestions this is what I've decided to do: Rob suggested in his last post that maybe the previous owner had put fix-a-flat or something like it in the tires. I bet this is the problem. The tires look fine, but if it had been sitting in a back...
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    Trailer vibration question

    Good suggestions- Thanks! Hello, and thanks for the suggestions regarding my trailer vibration! As to the tires having flat spots- visually the tires seem to be fine and have no dry rot or any indication of flat spots but I guess that doesn't mean that they're not there. I see that I can...
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    Trailer vibration question

    Thanks! Thank you Greg and Gary. I think you are both probably right that it is a bearing issue that I am having. The only reason that I thought that it might be something else is because I towed the boat from Denver to Santa Fe (almost 500 miles) when I first bought it. When I left the guys...
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    Trailer vibration question

    Hello everyone, I am new to the Capri 14.2 (purchased an '86 late last summer and sailed it twice) and new to this forum too. I have a question about towing: I use a Volvo V70 to tow the boat and have found that between 45 and 65 mph I get a lot of vibration out of the trailer- enough to...
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