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Old 29 March 2014, 09:22   #1
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Launching wheels. which type?

Hello again "Superstars"

I would like to buy some launching wheels and have my eyes on two different sorts so would like some feedback on your pro's and con's please. The 2 in mention are the small grey flip up ones (plastic wheels), which don't seem to give much bottom clearance. (the boat not me) but look quite good.The others are the fold up type with pneumatic tyres which just look ridiculous but more functional.

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Old 29 March 2014, 09:42   #2
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Hi had the pneumatic type on my 4mtr hon wave sib used to work well on all surfaces especially the beach ( big enough not sink and get stuck. Plenty of clearance They are more cumbersome than the plastic ones but left mine in situ secured with bungee straps, never a problem.have heard of small plastic one breaking etc,only my opinion hope it helps
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Old 29 March 2014, 10:14   #3
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These rock! But they carry a premium.
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They certainly do carry a premium. But thanks for that post. I will just have a sniff if the smelling salts again.
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My friend put them on his boat. He got the removable pair. They fold out of the way in less a couple of seconds and deploy the same way. If they would have floated my boat across the sand I would have gone with them.
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They are expensive, but really good. Super easy to use, well built, and very cool too

The only downside is that they don't give as much clearance as some of the bigger ones, so you can't put the engine all the way down unless you're afloat. I haven't found it to be a problem though.
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They are expensive, but really good. Super easy to use, well built, and very cool too

The only downside is that they don't give as much clearance as some of the bigger ones, so you can't put the engine all the way down unless you're afloat. I haven't found it to be a problem though.
Thanks for that. I would have to sell my outboard or Zodiac to finance them though.
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Get hold of some SS channel and box section, a few bolts, nuts and washers and the wheels off eBay, grab a drill and hacksaw and make your own to rival any commercial ones at a fraction of the price. Links within link below:

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Thanks for that. I would have to sell my outboard or Zodiac to finance them though.
The real reason I won't get those is the clearance issue. HONEST.
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