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Old 09 April 2014, 13:41   #1
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Is it just me??? Punctures with transom launch wheels!

Just wanting to find out if others have experienced getting punctures on their transom launch wheels.
I have been plagued with repeated puncturing.
Six last season and one already this season and I'm only on my third launch!!!!
I have been using 3 inch wide inflatable tyres on mine.
I launch on sandy beaches mostly, with an occasional launch on shingle.
My Sib is trailered so I reverse my 4x4 to the waters edge, flip the wheels down slide the sib off the trailer, push the Sib the remaining 3ft into the water and voila!
It might be the salt water that is perishing the tyres / tubes making them more susceptible to puncturing??
I have used three different brand of wheels - all with the same result - bang hisssssssssss!
I have now purchased a set of puncture proof wheels / tyres.
They fit right onto my current rig and are slightly wider with a slightly lower profile.
They are from Indespension and are filled with a composite foam.
Fingers crossed.
My local dealer assures me I can't puncture these.
Going fishing tomorrow so I will post pics of new set up with some feedback on their performance.
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If tubes are not well inflated to its working specs, sand could go through rim's hoop sides and deposit onto tubes and cause small pinholes/abrassions on tube when wheel is rolled. Like gringing a tire when rolled defleated after it's beeen punctured.

BTW, if being PRCH wheeel tubes, are not good quality made. You get what you pay for..

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If tubes are not well inflated to its working specs, sand could go through rim's hoop sides and deposit onto tubes and cause small pinholes/abrassions on tube when wheel is rolled. Like gringing a tire when rolled defleated after it's beeen punctured.

BTW, if being PRCH wheeel tubes, are not good quality made. You get what you pay for..

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Cheers for that Locozodiac.
Makes sense really.

To be fair the wheels and tubes I used initially were around 24 quid per pair from flea bay.
I bought new tyres and tubes - made in Germany from my local caravan place, the same as the one on my caravan jockey wheel.
No punctures supporting the nose on a 1350kg caravan but loads on a 250kg Sib rolling a few feet?
Gotta be the salt and sand combo me thinks!
I've binned the tubed tyres so let's hope I've also binned the mandatory punctures that seem to accompany them.
Fingers crossed.
I'll keep one of the old inflatable tyres/wheel in the now locker should the new ones fail
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I have been using these

PAIR OF PUNCTURE PROOF PU TYRES on Red Wheel - kayak trolley / jockey wheels | eBay

I have them anywhere they fit and if they don't I make them

They are on my kayak trolley, jockey wheel and a launching trolley

They are a godsend after numerous punctures
I would certainly recommend them and you will recoup the extra eventually in inner tubes and tyres

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I have been using these

PAIR OF PUNCTURE PROOF PU TYRES on Red Wheel - kayak trolley / jockey wheels | eBay

I have them anywhere they fit and if they don't I make them

They are on my kayak trolley, jockey wheel and a launching trolley

They are a godsend after numerous punctures
I would certainly recommend them and you will recoup the extra eventually in inner tubes and tyres

I wish I had seen those wheels 5 years ago.
Looking at them - the red plastic wheels are identical to my puncture prone old ones as are the tyres and the tread albeit my tyres were black and had tubes in them.
Those would have fitted the bill no worries.
The ones I just bought we're 15 quid each but they are slightly wider than their predecessors.
Let's hope they perform better.
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Tried out the new puncture proof wheels yesteday, well happy with them. Didn't sink at all in the sand,
Happy (puncture free) days!
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