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Old 21 August 2014, 15:49   #11
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I can hand launch my 4.2m SIB with a 40hp by myself. It takes two people to recover and drag back over a soft sand beach.



There is a bunch of info in this thread.

Buying a larger SIB
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Old 21 August 2014, 16:27   #12
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that is a cracking launching trolley!! where would one acquire one of those?!
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Old 21 August 2014, 16:54   #13
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that is a cracking launching trolley!! where would one acquire one of those?!
I don't use a trolley, I use transom wheels and a bow dolly, that I made, using Wheeleez tires. The transom wheel setup goes into salt water, so they are stainless, and the front dolly I just built out of steel from my stock on hand. The stainless and tires total is around $469 US dollars. Of course building and engineering them took hours...

My transom wheels fold. Unfortunately for a boat of this size you can't really buy anything in the way of soft sand transom wheels pre-made, at least that I know of. They work awesome in that we can beach land most anywhere accessible in our travels.



For the bow you can by a dolly. They are fairly expensive and this is what I based my design on.

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Ah... One of my all time favorite SIB photos. Lots of floatation.

Thanks for posting again Peter!
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Erm ....
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Old 25 August 2014, 05:32   #16
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Nobody said it was going to be imposable but ignore the advice if you want, my first boat was a 5 odd metre sib with a 40 hp which I used to man handle on and off the transom on my own but I would not want to be doing it today as I'm older and wiser well older for sure
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Possible ≠ I'm willing to do it every time

Possible = It's too hard. I'll just stay home and watch some tv.



Try to keep it simple and easy or find some kind of system that will make your life easy.

That said, I'll keep saying that launching by hand is much harder than it seems, specially in the beach. You either have a really good trolley or you're going to sweat.
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Old 25 August 2014, 06:31   #18
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Our 14 year olds launching our 3-5 ally floor + 20hp Tohatsu + 10 litre fuel tank, it's a 100m to the water. Easy with a dollyClick image for larger version

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Cost under 25 !!
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Our 14 year olds launching our 3-5 ally floor + 20hp Tohatsu + 10 litre fuel tank, it's a 100m to the water. Easy with a dollyAttachment 98247

Cost under 25 !!
I like that, was that 25.00 for the bits to make it or did you buy it as is?

Do you have the link if the latter please?

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IMO anyone stupid enough to try that on there own with a 40 hp deserves to spend six months in traction.

I have pulled my back 3 times with a 25 hp 2 stroke, thats why I now have my SIB on a trailer. And yes I consider myself fairly fit (for my age anyway )

Just my opinion
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