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Old 17 March 2016, 10:19   #31
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The tyres on my old wheels were huge....
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The actual tyres aren't that large on the Honwave types... the very worse are the Zodiac own make for Futura/Aerotec etc. Those tyres are the biggest of all transom wheel types and they can be a real problem to get down in the water.

Wheels that flip are loads easier too than ones like the Zodiac that you take off or the Honwaves where you have to swivel the tube to the right place to get a pin in.
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The actual tyres aren't that large on the Honwave types... the very worse are the Zodiac own make for Futura/Aerotec etc. Those tyres are the biggest of all transom wheel types and they can be a real problem to get down in the water.

Wheels that flip are loads easier too than ones like the Zodiac that you take off or the Honwaves where you have to swivel the tube to the right place to get a pin in.

Yes, it was "those" genuine zodiac wheels

Good quality but more buoyant than the sib 🙄
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Ahh I wondered. I just used my last set of those for a part season last year and had they stayed with the SIB I'd have put some water in them.
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Ahh I wondered. I just used my last set of those for a part season last year and had they stayed with the SIB I'd have put some water in them.
Possibly a stupid question, but...... How do you get water in the tyres?

Is it not a pneumatic car tyre type valve?
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Possibly a stupid question, but...... How do you get water in the tyres?

Is it not a pneumatic car tyre type valve?
Take the valve out, pour in water, screw valve back in, pump up tyre.

The valve just unscrews with a little tool

But sure you could do it with some needle nosed plyers...

Alternatively you could fill the tyres with this stuff... it even comes with a valve remover tool included ;-) I use this in the lawnmover which is forever getting punctures...
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Take the valve out, pour in water, screw valve back in, pump up tyre.

The valve just unscrews with a little tool

But sure you could do it with some needle nosed plyers...

Alternatively you could fill the tyres with this stuff... it even comes with a valve remover tool included ;-) I use this in the lawnmover which is forever getting punctures...

Oh yeah I know how to remove the inner valve.... Easy then !

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When I drill holes for the launch wheels, the I.d. Plate is in the way on the inner side of the transom

Drill through it or remove it?
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Ahh difficult one. On my Zodiacs and now the Aerotec to avoid this unsightly plate drilling I've moved the plate first and being grey or black satin painted wood the small holes were so easily filled/painted over so you can't tell.

But yours is a GRP finish transom.

Probably I'd move the plate and carefully fill the holes with one part GRP gelcoat filler that comes in a small tube making sure there was no extra slared over the surrounding GRP.

Sure you're mounting in the correct place... have Honwave really put the ID plate where they know the mounts would go?
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