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Old 05 June 2011, 16:48   #11
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Thanks for the replies guys, plenty of food for thought there, it seems that with decent wheels fitted it is do-able but quite hard work.
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Old 05 June 2011, 18:00   #12
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Im only 10 stone 7 matey.. ,,, i done some mods to my launch wheels making them closer to the boats centre of gravity ,, makes life a lot easier
Alright pictures of the wheel set up please
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Old 05 June 2011, 18:21   #13
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Alright pictures of the wheel set up please
Hi .. i havnt any at the moment mate but next time the boat is erected i`ll take some pics but basically what i have is two L shaped pieces of steel with a wheel at the end of each , so the wheels are actually 18 inches more toward the bow from the transom (if you see what i mean) they still "flip up" once afloat and stay attached to the transom.. it makes the whole thing less front heavy when moving it about on land alone..they work the same as usual flip up luanch wheels too . pretty good really.. i may start manufacturing them
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Old 06 June 2011, 00:41   #14
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What size wheels are you using?

My boat is around 500lbs (225kg) ready to launch, so moving it on inflatable wheels over soft sand requires 19" (49cm) Wheeleeze tyres. The Wheeleeze are rated for 265lbs each. I have been considering building a dolly for the front of the boat, but that would add in two more tyres for that much more increased friction. I just need to get back on the project and finish the wheel installation.
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Old 06 June 2011, 04:11   #15
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Does anyone use these transom wheels from Barnet Marine?

REMOVABLE St/St Launching Wheels Boat Rib Inflatable on eBay (end time 08-Jun-11 18:51:37 BST)

I want some with big tyres like these, I don't want them to flip up but most important I don't want the type where brackets fixed to the transom that stay on when the wheels are removed pose any chaffing danger to the inflatable when deflated and packed. Some types leave quite sharp U-section channel on the transom.

These look to copy the Zodiac fixings where it's all safe when packed.
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Old 06 June 2011, 04:48   #16
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Thanks for the replies guys, plenty of food for thought there, it seems that with decent wheels fitted it is do-able but quite hard work.
Should be a doddle for a big strong man like you.

I can lend you a 10' SIB, 10hp outboard and launching wheels if you want to give it a try.
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Not a problem I do it with my Sib all the time with no problem only 230 yards but is a very steep hill!!!
400 yards on the flat would be no problem

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Old 06 June 2011, 13:55   #18
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That is some crazy boat parking going on there

Must be a big party weekend

For hauling the 200+ yards over pavement, a set of wheels for the bow might be nice to have
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