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Old 04 March 2016, 05:18   #1
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How far do you move your SIB on transom wheels?

Stig asked by PM how easy my outfit is to move along the road on its transom wheels so thought I'd start a thread where I could chuck up a couple of images and see how others get on.

I've owned at least 8 SIBs fitted with either Zodiac OE or Trem transom wheels. In all cases I've found with the outboard on as it sits behind the wheels it tends to balance out the weight of the boat you have to lift on the bow handle.

I do put the fuel tank and all my kit right by the transom to minimise extra weight on the bow handle when doing a road trundle then set it all up in the proper place at the top of the slipway. I make sure the transom wheels move freely on the legs and coat the moving surfaces with waterproof grease every few outings.

Set up like this I happily trundle the boat single handed along the road for quite a distance at normal walking pace with little effort.... up to a 5min walk if it enables easy parking and setup space away from a busy slip.

I did make up an alloy pole with a clip at the centre to go on the bow handle so two could share the pull but it just became annoying as none of the rest of the family walk as fast as me so I seemed to be dragging them as well as the boat.

This year our 2wk holiday will require the boat to be pulled a couple of minutes up a hill from the slip to hide in a garden and I'm thinking of buying a new outboard trolley like a Rooteq which with a small adaptation can also be used to hook under the bow handle so all my effort is in pulling it along and none lifting.

Images of Zodiac 340 air floor/15hp and a smaller wood floor Avon with 4hp.
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Old 04 March 2016, 05:42   #2
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Good post David. It's amazing how easy it is to pull a pretty heavy SIB/engine combo single handed on 'smooth' surfaces even on gentle gradients. Of course the issue for many of us is beaches (especially many in the UK that are shingle/pebbles and steeply sloping) where that same rig seems like a small hatchback stuck in mud in comparison.
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Old 04 March 2016, 05:48   #3
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although i trailer my boat and always have done i found last time out the water was not deep enough to float off, so i took the trailer off the car and pushed it in which is some what of a pain on rough sea bed so i have fitted some new transom wheels 450 mm dia s/s legs 200 kg capacity, not used them as yet but feel with the wheels down i can lift the boat off the trailer at the bow and push back so only having to travel 4 m to clear, lift the wheels and we are afloat they can be left on or removed so i have the benefit of beaching when out, gives more scope and as you say you never know when they will come handy if the slip is crowded etc. i did wonder and time will tell if a harness of some sort would help leaving hands free and using the power in my legs as apposed to one hand, we will see.
one other thing and for the money the inflatable rollers that gurnard uses are worth looking at especially when wheels get bogged down

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Old 04 March 2016, 05:54   #4
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I think my issue is balance and packing. I've never moved it more than 100 yds or so on its transom wheels, as such I've only ever moved it set up as it would be in the water. So, with 10l of fuel as well as a 25kg leisure battery under the front seat, not to mention my sizable lunch and snack box and the aux motor (about 8kg) it's always felt more like that hatchback in mud than how Fenlander describes it...

Will experiment with stern packing next time!
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Old 04 March 2016, 06:02   #5
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I think my issue is balance and packing. I've never moved it more than 100 yds or so on its transom wheels, as such I've only ever moved it set up as it would be in the water. So, with 10l of fuel as well as a 25kg leisure battery under the front seat, not to mention my sizable lunch and snack box and the aux motor (about 8kg) it's always felt more like that hatchback in mud than how Fenlander describes it...

Will experiment with stern packing next time!
That's the trick. With any weight in the nose all your effort goes in lifting rather than pulling. For moving it you want *all* the weight over the wheels - piece of cake then.....unless you're on the aforementioned shingly sloping beach the you have to send your young son up and down a few times with the Pelicase, fuel, bags etc, etc...
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If it's too heavy or you need a long distance pull, make a wee front cradle with a single wheel on it. Somewhere I've a picture, if I ever come across it I'll scan it and post it here.
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>>>make a wee front cradle

I'm thinking of ending up with something like these (I like the Zodiac one but hellish expensive new and rarely seen used)...
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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...
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Thern there's Chipko's trailer moving dolley converted to also take an outboard which could so easily be made to hook the SIB bow handle...

http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....2&d=1456243469

And Paddlers design as well...

http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....7&d=1408962479
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someone posted one off ebay about 29 as i recall with a tow ball on it?
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.

ah you beat me to it cheers
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