I have twin axe boat trailer the dum's brake are shot was thinking about sug disks brakes there is a kit that i can buy for 400.00 . Do you think that the salt water will eat them up . i trailer a 24ft w/a greaty with a inboard 350 chevy
I would not use anything but disc brakes. The best brand is the Kodiak, just get the Stainless if not get the Nickle Cad. Actually the best set up is the stainless caliper and nickle cad bracket and rotor. If you do that set up you have to do an electric hydraulic actuator, the best one I have found is the Dexter.
If you do not want to go that far any disc brakes would be better than drums.
Two years before I sold my boat and trailer I changed the drum brakes to disc brakes. Every year before the change the shoes would come off the backing and bind the brakes. It was a monster of a job to get the drums off the replace the brakes. After I changed them over no problems at all. One thing though, the actuator has to be for disc brakes also and you need to install a reverse solinoid. Oh yeh, I got everything at Eastern Marine.
I had a $%&@'^% problem this year with them. I dry docked my 23 footer with a bunk trailer. Everytime I went to put the boal in the water I found one (or the other) brakes had locked up. We were using my son's 1500 dodge truck W/O 4 wheel dr. I eventually had go get my 4 wheel drive Tundra so we could move the boat & trailer back & forwared to break the lock. That worked but now I have to take my Tundra each time we go fishing in order to break loose. :fighting: :fighting: