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Old 02 October 2016, 08:16   #1
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Opinions please (SIB wheels)

I need some transom wheel for my new SIB.
These seem to be a good price. Any opinions?

Boat Transom Launching Wheels foldable Inflatable Dinghy EasyTrans GB | eBay


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Old 02 October 2016, 12:08   #2
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Ade if you look on Barnett marine site they have a full range I bought the Heavy duty set and very pleased with them.

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Old 02 October 2016, 12:25   #3
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Ade I would buy better as you are supporting a very nice 20hp!

If you want fold up types that stay on the transom while under way probably the best are the Trem HD with the lower locating lugs that give extra support.

They are the ones shown fitted to my SIB in post #23 on this thread...

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+1 for the Trem / Honwave with the lug. Expensive but worth every penny especially over rough ground.
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The danard wheels look the most impressive to me.
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Old 22 October 2016, 16:41   #6
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Guys, these Trem wheels are on offer on gael force

Trem Launching Wheels | Gael Force Marine

My Excel Volante 360SD is 55kg and the Engine 44kg.
So I'm assuming the 100kg set will be fine but what about the length?

560mm or 760mm

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Hi Adey.. I dont use transom wheels so only guessing.. but I think I would go for the heavier set. I had them at one time and they worked ok.

You mention your SIB and engine weigh 100 kg.. but unless you want to carry your fuel..anchor and other gear separately..that weight could easily add another 30kg to your expected weight. Boats also tend to have some water in them on landing..so perhaps add some more weight there too ?

Perhaps 100kg wheels will still support that lot ..but at that price..I would want to make sure.

Just a thought...
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Agree with Gurnard. If you set your SIB up as you might have it on the water then you will find it too bow heavy for comfort when moving on its wheels. In our case with a 44kg engine and 45kg boat we put the fuel tank, anchor bag and all the kit right at the transom while we wheel it to the water so probably exceed a safe load for 100kg wheels given the forces applied to the legs when in soft ground or over potholes.
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Well I'm glad I didn't have the money to buy the wheels a while back.
The heavy duty set have just been reduced to 134.99 inc delivery!
So I've now ordered them

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Old 09 November 2016, 17:57   #10
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The wheels arrived today. I didn't expect that they'd be double wheels!
They look extremely well made and very strong.
I'm just stressing a bit now, hoping that they'll fit ok and give enough room for the engine to move freely.
I'm going to inflate the boat this weekend, mount the engine and then check them for size.
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