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Old 25 August 2014, 09:51   #21
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Wheels were about 18 on eBay and the steel about a fiver. Hammerited it then plastic spiral wrap to protect the sib.
Did the job for two weeks, the handle/shaft comes off for packing. Used 20mm box section for strength. Apart from my poor welding it looked ok. If you have access to or a mate with a welder it's not a long job making one.
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Old 25 August 2014, 09:55   #22
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Wheels were about 18 on eBay and the steel about a fiver. Hammerited it then plastic spiral wrap to protect the sib.
Did the job for two weeks, the handle/shaft comes off for packing. Used 20mm box section for strength. Apart from my poor welding it looked ok. If you have access to or a mate with a welder it's not a long job making one.
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Old 25 August 2014, 11:25   #23
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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

Ive got the same boat, because its so long, the heavier the engine, the easier it is to lift.

We can move mine with the 25, but we put a 5hp on it once for a trip up the Dee, I couldnt even pick it up.
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Ive got the same boat, because its so long, the heavier the engine, the easier it is to lift.

We can move mine with the 25, but we put a 5hp on it once for a trip up the Dee, I couldnt even pick it up.
Sorry I meant setting it up, I leave it setup on the trailer for transportation, I use the transom wheels and handball it when launching as I do not want to risk my 22ft 3.5t Motorhome with 2.5 td front wheel drive on a greasy slip would make a good YouTube moment

You are right about the engine acting as a counterballance though it is alot easier with the 25hp on the transom, as long as I go very slowly down the slip as it can run away with you very quickly

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Old 31 August 2014, 09:55   #25
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So, collected & took the new sib out yesterday. Very glad of all the advice and that I didn't get a 4.2m!! It's a 3.8m with no trailer so it had to go on the roof. I don't consider myself a weakling but my god it was hard work!!!
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Old 31 August 2014, 11:32   #27
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You do get a workout with most of these things. When assembling my Honwave 3.5 AE the extra pair of hands that my Mrs provides saves a lot of sweat/cursing ........!

Once you get the knack with two of you it's not bad but if I used it more I'd definitely have a trailer !
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I'm not taking it out of the garage again until I've made a trailer!!!
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