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Old 24 October 2015, 06:55   #11
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Thanks again guys , still not sure which to go for

Option 1: should suffice for my 2.7m + 4HP 2 stroke.
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Yep Lightning I concur fully with your synopsis.
I think once you go much above 2.5m and 6hp you definitely need the large pneumatic wheels when going over gravel, sand and undulating surfaces.
I would use the small wheels on my Seago Eco 260 with Suzuki 2.5hp 4 stroke on the back but no way would I use them on my Honwave 3.5ae with a 20hp Tohatsu 4 stroke.
Option 2: without doubt, more than capable but almost twice the price.
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I've the same and the brackets, tubing and mechanism are of good quality however the wheel bearings are a simple ball bearing type which you'll need to pack with marine grease to make them last any length of time.
You could re-bush the wheels with plastic inserts though
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Old 24 October 2015, 07:13   #12
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Are you able to roll the SIB up with wheels attached or do you need to detach them?
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Old 24 October 2015, 17:43   #13
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Adrian if it were me with the set up you described and if launching in the conditions you describe I would be happy enough using the plastic wheels.
A Sib and outboard of that size can be easily man handled by two adults without wheels.
I don't know your age or physical stature but I can easily carry my small slatted floor sib on my back tortoise style to the water.
The choice is yours.
I think the cheaper option would suffice for me - only you can make the call with regards to what's gonna work for you.
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Old 24 October 2015, 17:47   #14
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Mine are fitted to a folding RIB but I've owned a SIB and cannot foresee any problems with folding once the arm and wheel are removed.
The original assembly has a pivot bolt but to ease removal of the pivot I replaced it with an 8mm stainless pin like this
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or you could replace the bolts nut with a stainless 'wing nut'.
As you can see the assembly is in good condition after 8-9 months salt water use, about the same amount of outings but hosed off afterwards.
Good bit of kit and if mounted low on the transom will allow the fitment of even larger wheels if required as shown here (middle and right assembly's)
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Ignore the assembly on the left......or it maybe another alternative you may have overlooked......they weren't suitable for my set-up.
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Old 25 October 2015, 05:22   #15
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Hi Adrian. I have these wheels on a 4m honwave and 15hp (140kilos ish in total) and find them great on a hard surface but useless in soft sand or whatever. But with the weight you'll be dealing with I think they'd be perfect. I don't find the clearance an issue and they are nice and small and fold up easily. Would def recommend them.
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Old 25 October 2015, 14:04   #16
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Hi Adrian. I have these wheels on a 4m honwave and 15hp (140kilos ish in total) and find them great on a hard surface but useless in soft sand or whatever. But with the weight you'll be dealing with I think they'd be perfect. I don't find the clearance an issue and they are nice and small and fold up easily. Would def recommend them.
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I use the wee crappy wheels on my 2.7m with a 26kg engine. They are fine on hard surfaces and hard sand. Absolutely useless on soft sand or any form of gravel. Which is OK as I launch off a slip and occasionally recover onto hard sand. I've used my set since 2010 and I've had to replace one "axle" pin with a stainless bolt. They suit me well as they roll up along with the boat.
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Old 25 October 2015, 16:45   #18
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The top ones, the dolly type
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thanks guys, you've all been a big help.

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Ive had both and if you need to go over rough or soft sand get the big ones.


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