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Old 02 December 2014, 19:30   #31
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you must have put something wrong.... :P

Why must I have done something wrong?

Simple fact is that they are supposed to be rated at 200 kg, but only for short distances. If you drag half that weight any distance regularly ( Bombard 380, 15hp Mercury 2 stroke and fishing gear about 400m each way) the metal buckles because it's to thin.
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Old 03 December 2014, 02:13   #32
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Have to agree with Stray on this one. There's a fair bit of strain on launch wheels when you're dragging it over shingle/stones/sand for any distance!
If you look back through this thread I have the Honwave ones fitted on my 3.5 that have a bracket and stud fitted as standard near the bottom of the transom to take some of the flexing out of the leg.
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Old 03 December 2014, 02:24   #33
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well, you have seen the plastimo on the last sec of the film,,, in august this year he travel for 15 days every single day 1200mt,,, 600 in the morning and the rest in the end of the day,,, with motor, gas tank, gear, and some other heavy things,,, and the only problem were the tires,,, and that because I left the set a little open, they were not aligned,,,,,, looking the picture that you put on,,, seems to me, that something twisted the arm,,, or they are not proper aligned,, and one side is more heavier than the other,,,, but with a hammer it's ok,,,
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Do I put the silicone or sikaflex on the bolt and in the holes to stop the transom rotting?and is it worth applying some to the back of the fixing plate where it fits against the transom to stop water getting in.
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Old 03 December 2014, 16:30   #35
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Hi Chris. Whenever I have fitted anything to the wood transom on my SIB which involves drilling and bolting, I have firstly painted the inside of the drill holes, just to help reduce water penetration and then put a ring of marine silicon on the top of the bolt shaft, push the bolt through and then a ring around the bottom (thread end) place a washer on, then thread nut and tighten. Creates a water tight seal both ends. Ps never had an issue removing bolts when needed to. I am sure there are many other methods but works for me.
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Thanks Chris ,some good advice there,last thing I want is a rotten transom,l am lucky to have the bolts with the launch wheels ,just hope they stand up to the salty water.
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No probs - the bolts with the launching wheels should be marine grade stainless so shouldn't rust away easily. Always good to give everything a good wash down after use as well.
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