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Old 09 July 2013, 05:50   #11
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Hi, I have the exact same trolley to use with my 3.4 Zodiac Fastroller. It was modified by the previous owner to hold the sib better by extending the side holders with some Aluminium pipe and extending the handle with a curved teebar section for easier pulling.
This all works fine, But, I just use launch wheels because they are less of a faff ( even though the Zodiac ones are awkward to get off and on ) and I don't have to worry about leaving them on the beach.
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Old 09 July 2013, 08:01   #12
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Hi, I have a launching trolley rather than wheels. My main reason is my ability to buy a variety of different Sibs over the course of the season, using a trolley is just a lot easier than fitting wheels to them all

I find a trolley easier to pull than wheels, balance is better and the bigger wheels mean pulling it over a field or shingle beach is simpler. I also like the fact that once you drop the boat in there are no transom wheels to swing or remove.

The wheels wont wear out and if you have a problem they cost less than 10 on ebay.

Does a sib fit on a trolley ? Some do, some dont. If you are worried about the small contact points you can always fit bigger pads to spread the load, I dont bother but I do make sure the main support is around the transom area.
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Old 09 July 2013, 08:35   #13
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Peter C, Stray & Landlockedpirate:

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Old 09 July 2013, 08:38   #14
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Old 09 July 2013, 08:52   #15
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Old 09 July 2013, 10:06   #16
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If you look at the first photo you can just see the modified handle and side bars. Second photo a better view of the side bar mod.
















That's all you're getting, cause I'm off on my holidays in a couple of hours.


But I can't take the boat this year.
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Thanks for the images Stray, what a simple but effective idea!

Enjoy your hols & may the sun shine brightly.
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Old 09 July 2013, 11:15   #18
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Have a look at pictures on post 13 and 14v here
Testing water for my Quicksilver HD430
The T bar handle one the front was interchangeable for one with a towing hitch so I could use it on slipway if required.
I had similar issues and made one from box section and had it galvinised.
Worked really well.
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Here are a couple of mine...I wasn't planning on spamming the trolley thread with launching wheels The key to making my boat mobile was being able to remove as much weight as possible quickly, before hauling it back up the beach.







Hopefully before long I can complete this project where the black wheelchair part will be used to drive the boat around on land. As shown it will be a beach cart for hauling my dive gear and me around.
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