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Old 11 August 2009, 15:32   #11
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Great!!! I thought everyone would think I was mad but I'm glad I posed the question now

I was thinking of the C-Tug being located on or very close to the transom. The hull is pretty solid as it's an airdeck/V-hull one-piece design on the Honwave SIBs with a slight V at the transom. There are also handles in just the right place to put the webbing straps through.

The boat is about 38Kg & the engine 27Kg...What do you recon?
I reckon it could be a go-er. I would still be a little concerned about the air floor distorting due to the small contact patches - if you can get hold of some house bricks try propping the boat up on them (with suitable protection on the top) and see how it looks.

The only other issue might be that as the wheels are quite close together the boat will rock from side to side or topple if you hit a bump with one wheel.

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Old 11 August 2009, 15:34   #12
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I've got one

Shame you aren't a bit nearer or you could try mine - if you are interested I can take a few pics at the weekend.

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Many thanks for your feedback by the way Chris.. I forgot to ask you though, how wide are the C-tugs?

I appreciate the offer by the way too...we're planning to go down to the coast, Devon'ish on Friday for a long weekend with the boat...anywhere near to you?? pics would be helpful if it's not any trouble.

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Old 11 August 2009, 16:29   #13
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No problem.

I've attached a couple of pics of the C-Tug with dimensions - if you need any more let me know.

We're busy Saturday, but I'll try and take some pics of the boat on the C-Tug Sunday. Weather permitting we will be out on the boat, though the tides are rubbish. We are in Portsmouth so a fair way from Devon.

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Old 11 August 2009, 18:04   #14
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No problem.

I've attached a couple of pics of the C-Tug with dimensions - if you need any more let me know.

We're busy Saturday, but I'll try and take some pics of the boat on the C-Tug Sunday. Weather permitting we will be out on the boat, though the tides are rubbish. We are in Portsmouth so a fair way from Devon.

Cheers

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Fantastic! Thanks so much for the pictures & dimensions. It's been very useful to get your feedback.

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Old 13 August 2009, 10:20   #15
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OK for launching but I still can't see how you can use them when coming ashore??

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Old 13 August 2009, 16:28   #16
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OK for launching but I still can't see how you can use them when coming ashore??

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Yes, there is that!

I think it would be fine to get the boat into the water but hadn't really got as far as getting it out again in the thought process

Just don't like the wheels designed for the SIB, particularly the price!!! I'd rather a folding launching trolley instead.
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Well, its a lot easier with two people and you get your arm wet, but all you do is lift up the outboard, slide the C-Tug under the transom, bring the straps round and do them up, wheel the boat out of the water

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Old 13 August 2009, 17:14   #18
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Well, its a lot easier with two people and you get your arm wet, but all you do is lift up the outboard, slide the C-Tug under the transom, bring the straps round and do them up, wheel the boat out of the water

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Ah yes, we're on the same wavelength...that's the only way I could think of making it work!

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I've got a C-Tug and it's a good bit of kit. I haven't tried it with the SIB but I'm pretty confident that it would be OK even with an air deck.

For the recovery you could just beach the boat then lift it up and slide the C-Tug underneath for the trip back up the beach. No problem really.
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Old 16 August 2009, 17:06   #20
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I've got a C-Tug and it's a good bit of kit. I haven't tried it with the SIB but I'm pretty confident that it would be OK even with an air deck.

For the recovery you could just beach the boat then lift it up and slide the C-Tug underneath for the trip back up the beach. No problem really.
Thanks for that John. It's looking like this is the way we will go for launching & recovery...bit too awkward carrying the boat then outboard to the water for myself & my wife
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