Electric or hydraulic surge brakes
Any opinions either way?
I have surge brakes on my 1985 26 foot Carver project boat which I've abandoned (hand through tablesaw - lost interest with prejudice, anybody want to buy a boat? helluva deal $6K; only 100 hours on hull and motor).
At any rate, I hate those brakes - I step on the brakes and a second later I get a heck of a jolt from the trailer before the brakes engage, I dont know if thats a characteristic of surge brakes in general, or I just have crappy brakes.
something needs adjusted
If there is too mch travel in the actuator it will give a pretty good jolt when it finally engages. Check the adjustment and bleed the brakes. might help.