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Old 18 August 2014, 09:00   #11
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Thank you for the replies. I do like the look of the BeachMasters, however they are pretty expensive, especially when I need an engine too

I may have an issue mounting wheels. Can you notice the two bits of wood on the backboard? I have no idea why they are there or what purpose they solve. I suppose they could be used to keep the air floor down


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Old 18 August 2014, 09:15   #12
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I have this set up and it works really well

SMALL BOAT Folding Launching Wheels Fold Up Rib Inflatable Dinghy Ally Aluminium | eBay


Taken the wheels/tyres off as they are tosh and replaced them with these

400x8 16" Plastic Boat Launch Trolley Trailer Dinghy Barrow wheel tyre -220kg x2


Works well on Honwave 3.5ae with tohatsu 20 hp 4 stroke.
See previous thread - Bigger launch wheels less back ache.

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This setup looks pretty good two. Can you easily remove them without unscrewing the bracket from the boat?

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Old 18 August 2014, 09:15   #13
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I have no idea why they are there or what purpose they solve. I suppose they could be used to keep the air floor down


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Correct that is just what they are for, you could always remove them fit the bolts and then put them back
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Old 18 August 2014, 10:26   #14
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Hi Calibra
One m10 bolt and nut attaches / releases wheel/leg from the body of mounting bracket.
The wheel leg rotates around this horizontal bolt.
See image on earlier eBay link depicting the wheel and mount set up.
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Attached pic shows the m10 nut on the side of the mounting bracket.
Undo the nut and extract the bolt and voila.
Wheel and the attached leg comes of in under 30 secs.
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I've just got a Honwave 3.5 AE with a 20hp Tohatsu on & fitted the Honwave launch wheels. Nice piece of kit but I've found them a bit of a bugger to unhook from the bottom stud arrangement on my own especially if it's on the water!!
I'll probably get a couple of bits of tube welded on at right angles so I can push them down !!
Have you tried using the paddle in the boat?

My balloon wheels at 49cm won't pop up, after the pin is removed, without a little persuasion from a paddle, and a lot of persuasion with a paddle to get them back underwater.
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That's what I've been doing Peter but it's not ideal. I want to throw one of the kids in the water to do it but my wife says I shouldn't....

I favour a short handle at right angles so I can exert some downforce & flip them back. I've loads of clearance with the outboard.
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That's what I've been doing Peter but it's not ideal. I want to throw one of the kids in the water to do it but my wife says I shouldn't....

I favour a short handle at right angles so I can exert some downforce & flip them back. I've loads of clearance with the outboard.
Throw the wife in then she will be stronger than a kid lol!!!

I prefer to keep the paddles attached to the rowlocks just in case you need to row out of danger.
Amazing how quickly you drift when your attention is diverted.
I've fashioned an old aluminium tube from a trampoline and an old bike handle bar grip to push my wheels down and unlock them.
The bigger the wheels are the harder it is to get them back up from under the water.
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