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Old 12 May 2016, 03:16   #41
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hi David

i use lobster pot hooks the ones they use to keep the door shut about 20p each made from ABS plastic very strong got kind finished curves got a large hole in the top and you could put a number side by side bolted through the hole making one big hook the width of the handle. google lobster pot accessories their about 4" long.

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Old 12 May 2016, 17:25   #42
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Hi Fenlander.
I have the exact same engine trolley as yours in your earlier post for my Tohatsu 20hp.
At around 52kg the Tohatsu is a fair old lump.
The trolley is rated to 60kg - I never trusted it so I set about strengthening it earlier this year as it flexed quite a bit when i was moving the engine around.
Firstly I cut a 5mm steel plate to go over the wooden engine mount.
I then welded a strengthening bars from the handle to the transom mount upright bar.
I also welded the metal bar that goes between the upright legs in place so that the trolley can't accidentally collapse.
Not pretty but I have a lot more confidence in the trolley now.
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Old 12 May 2016, 17:56   #43
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Jeff like these... yes I could see several on a bar doing the job... thanks??

Plastic Creel hooks for Lobster and Crab Pots


Funny you should mention that Karman I have a plan to strengthen it but I have to keep it folding. Going to put on a larger thicker pad and upgrade the pivot bolts.
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Old 12 May 2016, 18:13   #44
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If it were me, but I also have trailers to move around, I would leave ball in place, find an old hitch, and fabricate a metal tubular bar into a sticking up angled forward v shape. Handle can then locate over that. Front of boat swivels on ball. Its what the ball is designed for, so why not use it?
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Fenlander,
I cobbled together this 'strap on' bow support to pull boat with the dolly. Pulling strain is taken on the D rings and top carpeted to protect tubes.
No photos I'm afraid but quick fag packet sketch to give an idea hopefully🤔
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Old 13 May 2016, 12:34   #46
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Now that's a great alternative idea Chipko.... near genius standard!

The dolly arrived today and it's far larger and heavier made than expected. Brilliant value but just a bit more bulky than expected so I'm planning my first mods to narrow the axle track so if ever modded to carry the outboard it will easily fit through house/shed doors.... and cut down the handle.
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Yes they are rather large and heavy. Bizarrely, there are scaled down versions which are considerably smaller and lighter, but look identical on flea bay. The only clue is they have smaller wheels and silver wheel rims, often more expensive also. This is a smaller one I think;
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291488932425
Shame to cut yours down.
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>>>Shame to cut yours down.

Well yes and no. It's rated to 600+lbs and I reckon it will carry no more than 50lbs (SIB) or 100lbs if modded to carry the outboard so happy to alter to suit. To be honest at just under 40 delivered it's peanuts beside something like the genuine Zodiac/Bombard article which is more like 300.. so don't feel too guilty about cutting it about.
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the genuine Zodiac/Bombard article which is more like 300

Can you still get the Zodiac Bow Trolly anywhere? I looked to no avail a while back.
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Funnily enough I watched one on Ebay over the last few days.. with a pair of Zodiac transom wheels it made 310!!

Forgetting the price as far as I know it doesn't fold at all which would be a problem for me.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZODIAC-CAD...p2047675.l2557
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