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Old 04 June 2011, 14:02   #1
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How far is too far with transom wheels?

How far would be too far to pull a small sib/rib around 3 to 3.5m with a 10hp two stroke on transom wheels. The rig would be geared up with fuel and some fishing gear? I have a distance of around 400 yds from a garage where i can store the boat to the beach but don't know if this distance would be easily covered or kill me. Does anyone do a similar trip or do you all set up at the beach?

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Old 04 June 2011, 14:09   #2
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How far would be too far to pull a small sib/rib around 3 to 3.5m with a 10hp two stroke on transom wheels. The rig would be geared up with fuel and some fishing gear? I have a distance of around 400 yds from a garage where i can store the boat to the beach but don't know if this distance would be easily covered or kill me. Does anyone do a similar trip or do you all set up at the beach?

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Try it and see. Personally I'd add the fuel tank once the boat is at the beach.
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Old 04 June 2011, 15:42   #3
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Try it and see. Personally I'd add the fuel tank once the boat is at the beach.
I've done it, including a spell running on the road when pavement too narrow!

Essential to keep weight over the wheels. Also grease the stub axles periodically, as they're probably designed for shorter distances.
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I can't try it, I am trying to work out whether to buy one or not! I have to decide whether to do the walk every time or buy an outfit with a trailer which would then take up space on the drive.
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Old 04 June 2011, 16:35   #5
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Woot,

If you were to pull the boat completely empty, with just the outboard on, it would be relatively easy, assuming the short journey, from the garage to the beach is on the level!

You will be suprised how much more difficult it is, when you add the fuel tank, and all the rest of the kit.

I've pulled my SIB a couple of hundred metres, without too much difficulty. It helps tremendously, if you have a good set of transom wheels that are inflated to the correct preasure.

I hope this helps in your decision making!

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Old 04 June 2011, 16:45   #6
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Pull mine ,small set up 2.70.3.3hp with fishing gear anchor and other bits,quite heavy and thats with 2 of us,but do able with rests inbetween quite a distance up n down the beach.
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Just done similar... 340 Quicksilver with 15 hp Mariner and kit in... pushed it instead of pulling - which was because my transome wheels wan't to pull out when pulled under heavy load, not an issue if pushing boat as this pushes wheels in.

I found that it's easier the higher you lift the front up (while keeping the prop well glear of course!)

I'll be doing this nearly every day this summer... distance around 500m...a trek, but possible.

Second time I had my 15 year old son spell me and it became an easy job!

Just Do It bud!
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I did it the other day, 300m on the beach , with a 4m sib with ally floor and a 40hp motor full fuel tank and picnic onboard . Alone
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Bloody hell mate..I am impressed...and I thought the lad and I had done well!

(do you have a wee brother called Arnie?..)
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Bloody hell mate..I am impressed...and I thought the lad and I had done well!

(do you have a wee brother called Arnie?..)
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
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