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Old 28 February 2008, 15:22   #1
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Launching Wheels

I used some launching wheels with my 4M bombard

I am thinking of sticking them on a 4.9M boats with a 70HP 2 Stroke

Does anyone have any experience at doing such a thing or will they just buckle under the wieght?
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Old 28 February 2008, 18:01   #2
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I used some launching wheels with my 4M bombard

I am thinking of sticking them on a 4.9M boats with a 70HP 2 Stroke

Does anyone have any experience at doing such a thing or will they just buckle under the wieght?
i have a great set of wheels for the 3.4 m sib, they are large diameter and the bar is curved so the wheel is actually under the boat which balances the weight just nicely

however

if you have a load of stuff in the boat, ie bag, full fuel tank, cool box full of fish they do tend to bend a little bit as the wheel can rub the underside of the boat if it is too heavily loaded

so i would venture to suggest that if you were to get wheels then stick with the ones that have a straight leg arrangement, mine would definately not cope with the sort of weight you are thinking about

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I was looking at some of these http://www.polymarine.com/products/p...s-up-to-230kg-[1839].cfm for my 4.2m because once it's beached and the tide has gone out a bit, it's very hard work to pull back into the water !

A lot of launching wheels seem to have a weight limit around 115kg and solid wheels which may not be so good on softer sand.
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