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Old 01 July 2016, 13:21   #31
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Originally Posted by Mickhitchuk View Post
Reading your wheel review with interest, I also cannot get the wheelbarrow style wheels down once I have launched and have to do it in the surf while standing in the water lifting the rear of the sib up, so I think I might order some sand hopper style wheels myself.
I had 49cm Wheeleez tyres that I put onto my SIB, as they were the smallest to handle the 500lb weight of the boat. They were a bear to get back underneath, but a little practice made it doable. I used one of my paddles and put the blade on the axle between the tyre and leg. At this point it was sticking straight back floating on top of the water. I would lean my thigh against the motor so I would have something to balance on and feel movement, then jam the paddle down following the arch of the leg as it dove underwater. Never fell overboard and was always able to get them under the boat.

This act was always performed a ways from shore in deeper water, then drive to shore under power. Along with disconnecting fuel tank and unstrapping it, removing anchor crate straps, etc. to lighten the boat quickly once shore was reached, so boat could be pulled up the often steep beach berm.

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