Due to the mounting configuration and reel design the factory rollers would not have held up. The bearings of the factory rollers are made of nylon and any hard impact would have broken the rollers. Our primary concern was keeping the hose on the reel and not allowing it to wrap around the outside of the reel. Patriot Marine Fabricators were able to build a cage around the reel and step it into the hose passage to prevent the hose from coming off of the sides. The design also reinforces the reel frame and makes it modular.