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Old 17 August 2014, 14:45   #1
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Launching wheels

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I'm looking for some launching wheels for my 3.2m dinghy.

At the moment, I dont have an engine as I am looking for one. The engine size will probably be a 9.8hp as 15hp maybe a bit heavy to move around.

I keep my boat in a bag, so I guess I need wheels I can easily be remove.

Are these any good? Launching Wheels Boat Inflatable Dinghy RIB foldable transom wheels Video Inside | eBay

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James
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Old 17 August 2014, 15:17   #2
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Although expensive I am partial to the removable Beach Masters.
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Old 17 August 2014, 15:43   #3
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Having tried various options those would be my choice too. The removable ones weren't available when I got mine, but I've got threaded inserts in the transom now so they are quick to attach and remove.

Some people may find the relatively small wheel size a disadvantage but the convenience more than makes up for that in my view. And they are really cool too
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I have these, superb. Photo in the thread above this one ' bigger wheels etc '

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Those wheels look nice however they are mounted very low on transom in the picture. I had some problems with the flip up wheels restricting how far I could turn my outboard however those wheels stay under the top of transom which is good.

I would also buy the beachmaster wheels in the future as they appear to get really good reviews.
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calibra your thread seems to have been hijacked by the Beachmaster fan club, sorry!

Those wheels you linked to look like good value and a tidy design. I don't know how well the mountings would stand up to being abused with a heavy boat on a difficult surface, but should be fine for your use.

If you do need to mount it as low as shown then make sure that nothing inside the boat will interfere with the floor.
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I have this set up and it works really well

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/400442566809


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

http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=321494880045


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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Old 18 August 2014, 08:15   #8
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Those wheels you linked to look like good value and a tidy design. I don't know how well the mountings would stand up to being abused with a heavy boat on a difficult surface, but should be fine for your use.

If you do need to mount it as low as shown then make sure that nothing inside the boat will interfere with the floor.
Very valid point and this would put me off the set up in question.
My sib weight is probably at the limit that my launch wheels were designed to carry.
As I use a trailer the wheels only get used for launching and recovering the Sib onto a dry trailer.
They are now 4 years old and still going strong.
The mounting points are two through transom bolts (m8) both of which are well clear of the floor and up out of the water line.
One nylock m10 bolt horizontally secures the up and over wheel leg to the body of the setup. Can be easily removed in under one minute.
All in - for 100 quid I'm very pleased with their performance.
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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 !!
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