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Old 05 October 2007, 12:27   #1
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Launching wheels

1 week away from picking up my new inflatable from Blue Water Marine in Salcombe. Facing an issue with the launching wheels I want on the boat - their supplier cannot deliver due to postal strike, so I need to get some myself and physically take them down to Salcombe when I collect for them to fit.

I seem to remember some people saying the wheels need an offset. Would these do the trick without? As I can actually physically go and get these from Plastimo.

http://www.plastimo.com/catalogue/in...tid=8&LangID=1

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Depends on the inflatable - some like the quicksilver have a small triangular gusset of fabric from the transom to the tubes - then you need the offset. The offset is also handy to give the wheels more room.

http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...d=73&parent=21

Surely these people can deliver using a carrier service - ParcelForce or DHL etc???
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Depends on the inflatable - some like the quicksilver have a small triangular gusset of fabric from the transom to the tubes - then you need the offset. The offset is also handy to give the wheels more room.

http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...d=73&parent=21

Surely these people can deliver using a carrier service - ParcelForce or DHL etc???

Don't know if ParcelFarce are working-they are integral with the Post office in many areas.
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Don't know if ParcelFarce are working-they are integral with the Post office in many areas.
For large boxes they are totally seperate - I have used them many times for sending glassware and no problems at all - brilliant service!!!
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For large boxes they are totally seperate - I have used them many times for sending glassware and no problems at all - brilliant service!!!
Errrm... Sort of. They actually use Royal mail vehicles and vice versa for a lot of the trunking though. I worked for both of them on a few occasions.

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The Salcombe boat store had them in stock earlier on this summer!

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Don't know if ParcelFarce are working-they are integral with the Post office in many areas.
It is beside the point, apart from using a variety of courier firms I am also happy to deliver in person if there is beer at the end of it.

Mind you, for a journey like that (I would need the Landy* as the box the wheels come in is huge) I would be looking for quite a lot of beer.

* Statements that begin this way are almost always going to succumb to exageration at least once.
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