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Old 03 January 2015, 11:17   #1
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detachable launch wheel help please

Happy New Year to you all. As the title says, I need easily detatchable launch wheels, hopefully not requiring the use of spanners. The boat gets folded up at the end of use and put into the roofbox of my camper, hence the need for removal. Hopefully someone will have come across this situation before. Thanks in advance, McNish.
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Old 03 January 2015, 11:24   #2
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I bought some from MES Marine online.

Good wheels and can be removed and attached using drop nose pins.

These are a bit fiddly when bobbing around on the water but with a few mods and some chaep pins the issue is sorted. Think they were around 70 for neumatic tyres
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Old 03 January 2015, 11:26   #3
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I have those grey fold up wheels and when they are up against the transom (the tubes at the rear are quite bulky) the size of my inflatable is no larger relatively speaking. If you are not stuck for an inch or two they should be ok.
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Old 03 January 2015, 15:58   #4
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thank you both. Drop nosed pins, l guess that many wheels can be adapted so long as they're not sprung. Cheers.
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This is my inflatable. As you can see/imagine when the wheels are folded up and the tubes deflated, the wheels do not protrude that much once the ends of the tubes are folded over the transom.

These cost me 60 quid from MES Marine too ,)
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thanks Apshutt but with it going into a roofbox I'm tight for space and already it requires my weight on top to close it down. The extra on the transom when folded would be too much.
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Ahhhh never mind. If it's such a tight fit. I thought maybe the extra inch wouldn't matter so much but it seems it does. How about a bigger box for your birthday? ;@)
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My wheels come off leaving the metal uprights on the transom. They protrude about 20mm from the boat. I dont have any issues with them getting in the way of folding the boat up
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Take a look at Beachmasters with the removable mounts. They are expensive but function quite well.
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Old 04 January 2015, 08:13   #10
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The ones that Paul shows are very good and I would have had them if they had a larger wheel option. It is not just storing the boat away after use but the main reason is to aid the boat when launching and recovery which they do and at a very sensible price. A good friend has them and swears by them, I do wish they would produce a larger diameter wheel version.

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