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Old 19 July 2009, 13:31   #11
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Another Iconic Topic

4 Stroke v 2 Stroke
Rib Eye v All else

and now...Pneumatic v Solid launching wheels

Great stuff guys

You forgot the other hardy perennial

Training v 'Common Sense'



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Old 20 July 2009, 03:55   #12
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Thanks for the comments/pictures. I've fitted the plastic wheels as shown by "Blackroady" on his pictures. I think we'll be fine with those as our boat is so small/light we could carry it over rough ground to launch it if needed.
Used silicone sealant as advised. Fitted the wheels about an inch from the bottom of the transom.
One thing though, when you lift the boat to move it the rear of the tubes are only an inch from the ground, if I'd installed the wheels any higher on the transom I'd have been in trouble.
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Old 20 July 2009, 04:57   #13
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Good stuff .

I know what you mean about the tubes not being far from the floor. I looked at this and realised that as I was on level, smooth ground I was fine. If you need to adjust the height of the bow to make sure you dont drag the tubes a quick loop in the bowline can allow you to have the bow ' lower' when you you move it.

I'm sure this may provoke a string of ' told you so ' posts from the 'big wheel' fans ..........
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Old 20 July 2009, 09:08   #14
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No comment is best.........

In fairness he does only have a 6hp engine but if you are going to carry it why have wheels at all? Mine never get in the way and my boat is only a 3.1m.

Only drawback with my wheels is that they have so much air in them it is almost impossible to lower lower them whilst you are in the boat - would be nice to drop them down like a mini version of sealegs and power up the beach!!!
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Old 20 July 2009, 09:38   #15
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Well hopefully they'll work out. If not, you can always install them on a large piece of airport luggage.
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Old 20 July 2009, 10:57   #16
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Well hopefully they'll work out. If not, you can always install them on a large piece of airport luggage.
Now they would be ace in an airport - all so smooth floors but ............ no water !

HE ONLY WANTS TO BE ABLE TO ROLL ON SMOOTH SURFACES !

Its like me saying why cant my RIB do 100mph on the motor way - its just does what its suposed to do ! At least (unlike codders)- we dont have to keep it up all the time - I'm happy if mines up or down & dont worry about punctures ! I do however have trouble getting them up sometimes.

LEAVE US SMALL WHEEL LOVERS ALONE !

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Well....I've used the boat with the plastic wheels and they are OK! For the canal anyway. One advantage is you can roll the boat into the water off the canal bank, and because the wheels are small, the boat does does not drop too far when the wheels go over the edge. Also when dragging it out, the wheels just roll up and over the canal bank.
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