Originally Posted by Max...
Forum consensus on these has always been they are a bit **** to be honest. Maybe for a short smooth glide on concrete but these type come a cropper on typical beaches, much better off with larger pneumatics or sand hopper types.
Not in my experience.
I have them on my 2.85m Zodiac and have used them dozens of times over five years.
In Cornwall it was a 100m along an unmade road to the water, in Scotland l had to pull it up a beach, across a verge and up a gravel path to where we were staying, in Norfolk it was across a large lawn to the water, in Windermere across a car park and down the jetty, at Loch Linnhe across a large gravel car park across the hotel garden and down a jetty....etc.
At all locations the engine was installed on the transom and the wheels worked great.
An added bonus is the SIB can still be rolled up and put in its bag without having to remove the wheels.
For a larger SIB or RIB yes the bigger wheels but for a small SIB the small dolly wheels are fine.