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Old 29 March 2014, 13:50   #11
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I got these;

INFLATABLE TENDER LAUNCHING DINGHY WHEELS S/S NEW | eBay

Can't fault them.


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Old 29 March 2014, 17:10   #12
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Thanks Guys for your feedback. And the winner is?.................. a special hip hip to Max as I think I will have a go at making them myself! I will post some pics when finished and a short precis. I just need to work on a prototype which is spinning around my troubled head at the mo.

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Old 29 March 2014, 21:20   #13
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Not to stop invention, but do you have the tools necessary to work with stainless? You need sharp drill bits, a 4.5" grinder and cutting wheels, sanders, files, and a host of other stuff. You could possibly use aluminum, if you can engineer the strength into it. There comes a point it is cheaper to buy a set. I sure would have bought a set, IF they made a heavy duty enough set for my boat. The design needed for folding is a challenge too.
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Old 30 March 2014, 05:05   #14
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Thanks Guys for your feedback. And the winner is?.................. a special hip hip to Max as I think I will have a go at making them myself! I will post some pics when finished and a short precis. I just need to work on a prototype which is spinning around my troubled head at the mo.

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Apshut, I have a pair of Zodiac launching wheels in the loft (I no longer have the boat), they are genuine kit.
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Old 30 March 2014, 17:53   #15
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Apshut, I have a pair of Zodiac launching wheels in the loft (I no longer have the boat), they are genuine kit.
I think you offered me them a while back but they were out of my price range though. But thank you so much for the offer.
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Not to stop invention, but do you have the tools necessary to work with stainless? You need sharp drill bits, a 4.5" grinder and cutting wheels, sanders, files, and a host of other stuff. You could possibly use aluminum, if you can engineer the strength into it. There comes a point it is cheaper to buy a set. I sure would have bought a set, IF they made a heavy duty enough set for my boat. The design needed for folding is a challenge too.
Hmmmm., the design could not be simpler, see links to pics. Cut one piece of channel and one piece of box per side. Drill 3 holes each piece. Hacksaw, drill and bits and a hand file are all you need. You'll get through a couple of drill bits as SS is tough but that's it.
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Hmmmm., the design could not be simpler, see links to pics. Cut one piece of channel and one piece of box per side. Drill 3 holes each piece. Hacksaw, drill and bits and a hand file are all you need. You'll get through a couple of drill bits as SS is tough but that's it.
Thanks for the encouragement Max. Having said that no links there. I am thinking of using aluminium and having 2 box sections one inside the other for strength
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Before making those wheels, have a look here

SHORT FOLD UP Stainless Steel Boat Launching Wheels Rib Inflatable Tender Dinghy | eBay
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Thanks for the encouragement Max. Having said that no links there. I am thinking of using aluminium and having 2 box sections one inside the other for strength
I meant the links within my first link in my earlier post.
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Great set of wheels, very strong, angled away from transom when up, angled under transom when down making wheeling when engine on a doddle, just my opinion of course.

And no its not me selling them
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