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Old 16 March 2010, 02:10   #1
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Question: SIB wheels & max weight/size?

just a question regarding max weight for SIB wheels, how heavy can a SIB be for one person to comfortable pull a SIB on wheels across sand? I know it depends on the person and whether the wheels are large enough and inflatable. would a 3.8 with a 25hp, fuel tank etc be too heavy on soft-ish sand?
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would a 3.8 with a 25hp, fuel tank etc be too heavy on soft-ish sand?
That set up would be fine, we have put several of those together and they are no problem - as you say you want good pneumatic wheels and keep any weight away from the nose. You get a nice wheel barrow effect.
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just a question regarding max weight for SIB wheels, how heavy can a SIB be for one person to comfortable pull a SIB on wheels across sand? I know it depends on the person and whether the wheels are large enough and inflatable. would a 3.8 with a 25hp, fuel tank etc be too heavy on soft-ish sand?
Hi,i have a 3.4 with a 15hp and i am looking for some wheels that will work on the dreaded sand with ease,So hopefully someone who lugs there craft around on sand all the time will comment.
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That set up would be fine, we have put several of those together and they are no problem - as you say you want good pneumatic wheels and keep any weight away from the nose. You get a nice wheel barrow effect.
Cheers for the info, would retrieving a 3.8m with the 25hp SIB off a beach be out of the question with this setup? then drag it 150m back to the car. (I dont own a 4x4 so I'm wondering what would be the limit of a larger SIB and beach launches???) I certainly appreciate the wheel barrow affect, but then how do you go about retrieving out of the water?

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It should be easy enough, though if you can find a light weight 18HP you might appreciate the benefit without losing too much ooomph.

As you approach the beach swing the wheels down, the stainless ones with pneumatic tyres should sit lower than the engine so you can still potter in under power. As soon as you ground out you can bring up the motor and jump out and start to haul up the beach.

The wheels I have in mind detach completely so you can still take the engine off and roll the deflated boat up for transport.

If you want a really easy set up then perhaps look at a large air deck boat, but the performance is not quite the same as a hard floor with inflatable keel.
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That set up would be fine, we have put several of those together and they are no problem - as you say you want good pneumatic wheels and keep any weight away from the nose. You get a nice wheel barrow effect.
spot on advise
i used to have a zodiac futura with speed tubes and a 25hp on the back.as long as your wheels are big phumatic type, theres no problem moving the boat around

it worked for me..
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