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Old 08 August 2006, 08:59   #1
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Launching Wheels

Hi Folks Have a 3m Hondwave and I'm thinking of buying a set of Launching Wheels for when i go out in the boat myself. ( Quite a task for one person with the engine attatched!) Anyone used them? Recommend them? Seems that they are ok on firm area but dont seem to be up to the task on soft sand/shingle. Anyone know otherwise?

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Old 10 August 2006, 14:38   #2
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If yours is the honda with the air floor extending beyond the transom they won't work .

Go to a kayak shop and buy an Eckla canoe trolley , I used to use one for my Honda 3.8 and it workes fine , also you don't have to run about with wheels sticking up in the air like some sort of amphibiouse contraption .
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Old 10 August 2006, 18:02   #3
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Don't know if they will fit your boat but on my Quicksilver I have a set of good wheels - they are brilliant. Make life a lot easier and work on sand as well.

http://www.polymarine.com/products/p...eels/index.cfm

The ones with the big inflatable tyres!!!
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Hey Ian- thanks- just took a look at them. So the Boat would balance ok on that?

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Old 10 August 2006, 18:24   #5
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my 3.8 with 20 hp was ok on it . I used straps to hold it on .
They are really solid trolleys with pnematic tyres and wheels unclip .

Just sold mine on ebay last week .

They are 70 new from Kayaksandpaddles

For shingle I had some inflatable rollers , I cant think of anything else that would move a boat on soft sand or shingle. no good for any distance but ok o get a few yard back to the water when the tides gone out
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Old 10 October 2006, 10:37   #6
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How about these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE%3AIT&rd=1

or http://www.naturereach.com/Inflatabl...ckLauncher.pdf

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Nice idea, but those wheels aren't going anywhere on sand. I'd be reluctant to try them on anything other than a slipway... unless the sand was as compacted as Daytona Beach!

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