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Old 04 March 2016, 06:18   #11
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This is the Ebay one you could mod to suit...

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Old 04 March 2016, 06:18   #12
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I used a single front wheel and it was under the keel at the front and worked as a caster. I also found that it needed to be well attached to the boat - roped on at each side - because you'll end up hauling it sideways to bump over rocks and when turning corners. When the front end was loose, the whole rig became a floppy uncontrollable thing, the front wheel having a mind of its own.
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Old 04 March 2016, 06:30   #13
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what do you think using on sand/stone two more wheels to dig in or a great help it will do the job on roads/slips for sure.

We pull ours about 300 metres through these dunes, soft sand and over grass to and from beach fully loaded on this launch trolley and dolly. I think it would put too much stress on the bow fittings if we regularly pulled it through this terrain on only transom wheels and dolly.
Tend to only use transom wheels for launching/recovery when the surf is up!!
This set up works best for us as boat is left on trolley inflated (at half pressure) and covered over the summer.
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But a DIY adaptation of this Rooteq folding outboard trolley so it's one less thing to carry in the car...
If you're thinking of using this for the OBM then I think a 20HP is a little too big/doesn't fit... I was going to negotiate one into my SIB bundle but when I researched it the Honda was too big/it needed to be modified to fit.

You say "DIY adaption" so I'm guessing this is not an issue - but just flagging...
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Interesting thread! I've been looking for solutions like this. I live about half a mile from the slipway and have been carrying my sib down the road there and back since I got it a few months back. Do-able but not very comfortable! Its about 10 mins each way when fully loaded up. As previously mentioned - keeping all the load/fuel tank etc as close to the transom as possible is the key. The method I've recently started using is a strap which goes around my neck/shoulders and clips onto the eye at the bow thus saving my arms which helps somewhat but it is still heavy and awkward.

Any method of getting some sort of wheels up the front to take the load would be ideal so interested to see what methods others are using! Considered using a kayak trolley but the wheels need to be steerable to go round corners etc. So something like a kayak trolley would only be able to go in a straight line I think!
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I just tried out my Canadian canoe wheels, they might actually just do the job perfectly...!

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If you're thinking of using this for the OBM then I think a 20HP is a little too big/doesn't fit... I was going to negotiate one into my SIB bundle but when I researched it the Honda was too big/it needed to be modified to fit.

I would second that. I have one for a 9.8 Tohatsu and they are not that stable even for this lightweight!
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To pull ours up the beach we use an old bike handlebar with a rope threaded through and then this rope goes through the front ring and clips to the bridle rings further back - all tight so you're lifting and pulling - one person each side.
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Old 04 March 2016, 06:59   #19
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Does this setup only allow you to go in a straight line? looks like would be awkward to go round corners?
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Does this setup only allow you to go in a straight line? looks like would be awkward to go round corners?
Yes... but...

- it cost me nothing
- if we're talking a 500m hike I expect most of that can be negotiated with the majority in straight lines

Cornering would just require lifting and realigning every so often
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