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Old 03 May 2010, 14:40   #1
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Home made folded SIB Transporter

Ever struggled with lugging your folded sib from the garden or the garage to the car? I did especially given that the boat will never go back into its valise no matter how well I pack it! , That was until I built this trolley from an old wheel barrow. Not much more to say than I welded a few bits of dexion racking onto the barrow frame and bolted a bit of scrap ply to the top. Works a treat and is much easier than carrying the floor and boat valises.

Hope it is a useful idea for someone.

Next project is a DIY launching wheel bracket.
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Old 03 May 2010, 15:58   #2
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Ever struggled with lugging your folded sib from the garden or the garage to the car? I did especially given that the boat will never go back into its valise no matter how well I pack it! , That was until I built this trolley from an old wheel barrow. Not much more to say than I welded a few bits of dexion racking onto the barrow frame and bolted a bit of scrap ply to the top. Works a treat and is much easier than carrying the floor and boat valises.

Hope it is a useful idea for someone.

Next project is a DIY launching wheel bracket.
That is a fantastic idea,and at my works got loads of knackerd barrow's,i know what i will be doing to mo,excellent,god i struggled to get my sib round the back,proberly need two to load it on tho?or have a brake system on the wheel to stop it moving whilst getting it on?have to use bolts ,no good at welding,lol
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Old 03 May 2010, 16:06   #3
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Hi Merrie Thames

If it transports your SIB from the garage to the car, congratulations.....consider it a 100% success.

I'm sure that a few viewers out there will pinch your idea and knock up their own versions

Be sure to let us know how the launching wheel brackets go.


Us SIB boys don't worry about whether those tyres are inflated with good old smog laden London air, or some elaborate nitrogen / helium mix. ;-)
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Old 03 May 2010, 16:08   #4
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Blimey....what did I say.

Looks like Thornie is going to be working on the MKII version.....complete with disc brakes!

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w t f ,i need a trailer not a suped up wheel barrow. can i put a tow hitch on this thing?
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can i put a tow hitch on this thing?
If you want to?
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Old 03 May 2010, 18:38   #7
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Blimey....what did I say.

Looks like Thornie is going to be working on the MKII version.....complete with disc brakes!

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LOL, now there's an idea
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I had to give up my rented yard and garages over my garden wall a while back ,so now even though i have a large back garden i have no access except through a 3 foot wide passageway down the side of my house ,

,what i have to do is stand the trailer up on its side ,,balance it ,and with the use of a jocky wheel slotted into the crossmember wheel it through and into the street ,,its not too bad as the normal wheels run along the wall ,

then the boat goes through on its side using the bottom truck of an old supermarket trolly with a couple of planks lashed to it, with a gap for the tube to ride in ,just have to let a little air out of one tube so it flops and seats onto the trolly ,,
then once in the street the boat drops over straight onto the trailer . problem is the streets quite steep so if i stop at the end the whole lot runs down hill ,,awkward when trying to do a ballancing act ,
i can do it myself but a lot easier with two people but like everything else here big family but get no help .
i also use the trolly for moving the engine out into the car ,,i keep that in my celler,,thats another saga getting that up , mart
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Ever struggled with lugging your folded sib from the garden or the garage to the car? I did especially given that the boat will never go back into its valise no matter how well I pack it! , That was until I built this trolley from an old wheel barrow. Not much more to say than I welded a few bits of dexion racking onto the barrow frame and bolted a bit of scrap ply to the top. Works a treat and is much easier than carrying the floor and boat valises.

Hope it is a useful idea for someone.

Next project is a DIY launching wheel bracket.
Two wheels on the front would be a lot easier to push and pull about even if the load was spread unevenly.
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Us SIB boys don't worry about whether those tyres are inflated with good old smog laden London air, or some elaborate nitrogen / helium mix. ;-)
Helium would leak out pretty quick (small molecule bleeds through rubber); leaving you with a partially inflated tire (or tyre) full of N2.




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