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Can Boat Drum Surge Brakes be Converted to Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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I have a boat trailer with hydraulic surge brakes, can you recommend a replacement disk brake kit preferably electric if there is a marine grade system? Thanks

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We will have all the parts you need, but first in order to pick out the correct kit with hubs that will fit the spindles you have you will need to know what spindles you have. You can do this by getting the bearing numbers off of the bearings of the hub, use calipers to get exact measurements of the spindle, or if you know the brand and capacity of your axles that can be very helpful as well.

If you check out the link I attached you will see the entire process of adding electric over hydraulic brakes to a trailer.

For an actuator setup the HydraStar Marine Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator w/ Breakaway and 7-Way RV Harness # HS381-9067 would be the best setup around. This actuator has proven to be much more reliable than the other companies and this setup comes with a breakaway and 7-way which is nice.

For a compatible brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes.

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