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Old 26 June 2011, 12:26   #1
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I am thinking of putting a pair of the above on the transom of my 3m sib for ease of moving up & down the foreshore. Has anybody got info on them as I have never used them before. Also has anybody got a pair that is looking for a good home?
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Old 26 June 2011, 12:32   #2
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Hi, if you are on about those plastic ones that fold up and down,they are alright on concrete and hard surfaces if a little noisey, but soft surfaces they are not good.
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Old 26 June 2011, 15:46   #3
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Hi, if you are on about those plastic ones that fold up and down,they are alright on concrete and hard surfaces if a little noisey, but soft surfaces they are not good.
They run well on hard sand too...

As you say Tony, they are/would be sh1te on soft sand, shingle etc.

I really like mine - I launch on slips or by driving the 110 down to the water's edge. I like them because they are very neat and light and don't look silly when in the upright position.

The not-so-obvious downside is that from the tiller position, up and down looks kinda similar - easy to drive off with them down - BIG spray - very dramatic
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I agree with willk and astra, hard wheels are not the best on all surfaces. Larger wheels also roll easier, especially on soft surfaces.

I chose the largest transom wheels I could find..... needed to support 200kg..... my large rubber tires work great on all types of surfaces.

If you like the fold up designs have you seen the Perneborne design from Sweden or the Beachmasters from New Zealand?
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Old 28 June 2011, 13:52   #5
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Thanks guys for your info, on second thoughts I may just build myself a little launch trolley with big wheels!!

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