I’ve run around like a prat getting the bits for this, the first strap didn’t fit so I’ve adapted it with a long shackle, I’ll put it on today.
It’s been kinda busy just lately with other stuff so this side job was a bit of a distraction.
In the mean time, let’s have a discussion CB and tell me how this happened?
No it doesn’t quite finish there; thanks for letting me know the details, it’s nice to be told how it happened as opposed to just receiving a work order.
I believe the trailer was attached to a vehicle while the plastic grease cap was still in place, this would not enable the link to be made.
I’m aware it was nothing to do with you Chris, but the request to repair came from you that night.
I’ll remind us all:
The tower has responsibility for the gig when hitching, towing, parking and unhitching, regardless of who assisted.
• In future if something gets broken like this by someone then take responsibility and go buy one, fix it yourself before asking me; I can remedy most things caused by wear and tear but cannot fix lack of attention I’m afraid.
• My job is full and varied right now, if you break something small and you really can’t fix it then come to me and I’ll help, I’ve got a good history in that department.
• If this had come adrift on the slipway with 12 juniors at the bottom and the strap was not clipped on, think of the consequences. When things go wrong, discuss them and engineer the hazard out if you can but at the very least don’t hide it without making the wider club aware.
• The tower and helpers may need a trailer refresher to ensure the proper checks are made when hitching up, I’ll be glad to assist!
I don’t want to discuss this further via the forum thanks, I’ll be down the unit all week, come join me and we can all talk about it.
When repair requests have been signed off by MtB please dont delete the post, just add FIXED to the title header please.
Islander’s trailer brake strap has been fixed now, along with the support, CB please amend your title of your post to include FIXED.