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Old 19 March 2016, 05:19   #41
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Alas yes Fenlander, the plate is really badly positioned.

I drilled through mine but having done so I too would probably try and move it if I were doing it again.

It's fine, but not a nice beat job and a shame to drill through that plate but hey ho...
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Old 19 March 2016, 05:55   #42
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I won't say I've never drilled through one... because a couple of Zodiacs ago I did without noticing it would happen until ... whoops... and the nut/washer covered data I'd rather have seen.
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Old 19 March 2016, 06:24   #43
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I had to drill mine on the Aerotec and *hated* going through the plate - I would really avoid it if at all possible. But sometimes there is simply no choice of position due to other constraints.
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Old 19 March 2016, 06:55   #44
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The plate on mine was secured by pins/nails from the original fitting I thought. I managed to very gently tease them out and slip a flat blade behind to remove and reposition it. Not an easy job
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Old 19 March 2016, 07:53   #45
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Decided to drill through as its only a small nut/bolt

Looks fine but the bolts I ordered (was advised by shop) are too long, and they only sent x4 so I've ordered x8 shorter bolts

Happy with quality of launch wheels
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Old 21 March 2016, 15:45   #46
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Well, I was happy with launch wheels, they were delivered deflated. Attempted to inflate and one is fine, other is punctured (won't hold air at all)

Spoken to supplier and they agreed to send out another wheel/tyre ..... Hope it arrives soon or i still can't use my new toy Easter weekend



Makes me wonder how
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Old 21 March 2016, 17:03   #47
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Hi Stig I had nothing but bother with my old launch wheels.
Every time I went out I was getting puncture - i even started a thread on here.
Seems others were having issues with certain wheels / tyres also.
It turned out the tubes were utter garbage the rubber was perishing and becoming porous and deflating.
Even happened with relatively new wheels.
I went through several pairs of these wheels all were the same - rubbish!
The wheels / tyres to which i refer were look identical to the ones fitted the Honwave style of launch wheels pic 1.
I eventually changed to larger wheels barrow style wheels - no issues in over 2 years pic 2
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Old 21 March 2016, 17:12   #48
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Hi kaman

I remember reading your posts recently when I was searching for info about launch wheels (I think someone suggested alternative inner tubes)

The wheels I bought look almost identical to yours, except the bar is shaped differently to accommodate inflatable trim tabs (T32 airdeck)

So the tyre/tube hasn't been out of the house yet and its knackered..... Not impressive for 145
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Yep they look identical to the same ones that I had.
Chinese branded I believe.
I think I've still got one in the garage.
It got to the ridiculous stage where I was carrying a spare wheel and a puncture outfit and utilising both on the same trip.
Makes me cringe just looking at the dam things.
I'd be more concerned about the quality of the metal work / fixings as you can easily upgrade the wheels.
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