Originally Posted by codprawn
I suspect the wheels would cost you more than a fiver!!!
They are pretty large diameter and have rubber tyres not the vinyl type that some of the cheaper wheels have.
Shop around and you will get the wheels for about £95 - by the time you have messed around and bought the 316 stainless etc it isn't worth the hassle. Unless of course you intend to build a better product.
You mention them snapping but I think that's probably the smaller cheaper ones or people who are overloading them.
Mine are great - the only drawback with them is the amount of buoyancy in the tyres - it makes it very difficult to lower them and lock down before coming in.
I guess I could find tires and wheels for £95, but they are available in about twenty different variations at the DIY store around the corner for considerably less.
The prices for these wheels in Germany are about 5 Euros a piece ( I just bought two for my other boats trailer), another 10 Euros for aluminum, and about 5 Euros for Stainless Steel Bolts.
My total retail cost for materials, 25 Euros!
If you are not capable of doing such work yourself, don't have the time, or just don't like to work with your hands, I understand. I have a neighbor who calls an electrician, if a light bulb burns out. No joke.
For those that enjoy doing such small projects themselves, go for it. We are not talking about “Rocket Science” here.