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Old 28 June 2014, 07:44   #1
Country: UK - England
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Fitting Landing wheels

Hello All

I bought some trem landing wheels for my Zodiac285 however I am not quite sure how to fit them and at what height. Should you be able to lower the outboard with the wheels down?

My understanding is that I need to use SIKAFLEX somewhere. Is this around the fittings?

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Old 28 June 2014, 08:39   #2
Country: UK - England
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki 4hp
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I'll be interested in any replies too. I have a set of wheels to fit. I believe you are supposed to use marine grade Sikaflex to seal the bolts and I presume the bolts should be marine grade stainless steel also.

On mine the id plate is in the way and I don't really like the idea of moving it 'cause that was always a no no in the car trade where I used to work if you ever wanted to sell it. I'm nervous about drilling anything on my boat...

There are some youtube videos about fitting the wheels but they don't seem go in for luxuries like measuring!

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Old 28 June 2014, 08:46   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
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Patience is the key! Measure loads and offer them up in various ways - depending on type you need to check they clear the transom and tubes when up, down and being moved. Also check the wheels in place with the engine fitted and that you have full arc of movement without fouling anything.

Use SS fittings throughout - when drilling transom drill a small pilot hole then drill outside in to the middle from each side to avoid any breakout of the ply.

Seal holes with a decent marine type sealent. Use SS spreader/'penny' washers on fittings.

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Launch wheels suitability

It is unlikely you will have enough height to use them with the engine down - not an issue though.
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