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Old 08 April 2008, 11:01   #11
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That's good to know. It can be hard to tell how sturdy something is just by the pictures. While my system is sturdily held to the transom, it can be a huge hassle in some situations. Particularly if, when rolling the boat backward into the water, one (or both) of the wheels drops down between a couple of rocks and you can no longer push it backwards or forward. At this point you need to;

a) Wade into the water, reach over the transom & unscrew the bolt holding the stuck arm.

b) You then have to lift that side of the boat up by about an inch so that the button on the bottom of the transom slides out of the slot in the bracket on the arm.

c) You then pull the arm and wheel out from between the rocks and toss it into the boat.

d) Repeat a - c on the other side


If the above scenario occurs with the swing up type launching wheels you simply step into the boat from the bow end, walk to the transom and release the lower positioning pin. If necessary, step back out of the bow onto the shore & pull forward on the bow rope. As the arms swing back away from the transom, the wheels pop up & out of the rocks, and allow tires to float straight behind the transom.
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Old 08 April 2008, 18:39   #12
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I own a Quicksilver 430HD XS, found it to be very good, even in rough weather, have more pics at www.quicksilver430.blogspot.com i used to have a 25hp and now have a 40hp, the 25 was nice but i needed the extra hp for wakeboarding etc, nice boat and i would say to get the alumn, floor over the plywood.
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Old 09 April 2008, 03:19   #13
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That's good to know. It can be hard to tell how sturdy something is just by the pictures. While my system is sturdily held to the transom, it can be a huge hassle in some situations. Particularly if, when rolling the boat backward into the water, one (or both) of the wheels drops down between a couple of rocks and you can no longer push it backwards or forward. At this point you need to;

a) Wade into the water, reach over the transom & unscrew the bolt holding the stuck arm.

b) You then have to lift that side of the boat up by about an inch so that the button on the bottom of the transom slides out of the slot in the bracket on the arm.

c) You then pull the arm and wheel out from between the rocks and toss it into the boat.

d) Repeat a - c on the other side


If the above scenario occurs with the swing up type launching wheels you simply step into the boat from the bow end, walk to the transom and release the lower positioning pin. If necessary, step back out of the bow onto the shore & pull forward on the bow rope. As the arms swing back away from the transom, the wheels pop up & out of the rocks, and allow tires to float straight behind the transom.
No sorry but the ones I have used you have to pull down the arm & wheel to release it so it will be faster to do but you are going to get wet!
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Old 09 April 2008, 03:31   #14
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This may help to explain it!
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Thanks for the detailed pictures Nick. The bottom attachment point uses the the same slot & button system that mine use. I was under the impression that there was a pin system down low similar to the 2 further up the arm.
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Old 27 April 2008, 15:02   #16
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Has anyone used these :- cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160231124997&_trksid=p 3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching#ebayphotohosting
Are they any good?
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Old 27 April 2008, 22:57   #17
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Has anyone used these :- cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160231124997&_trksid=p 3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching#ebayphotohosting
Are they any good?
Here's a direct link:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=td.s5os5%3E5

The 2 images on that ebay link show 2 completely different sets of launching wheels (one image showsa pair of bent arms , the other image shows a pair of straight arms).
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Old 28 April 2008, 09:44   #18
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The transom wheels on my previous SIB (3.8m with 15hp outboard) looked exactly like those with the bent arms. I was very impressed with them - robust and very easy to raise and lower. I only used them when beaching the boat, so I replaced the hex nut on the pivot bolt with a wing nut. This allowed the bolt to be extracted and the whole arm removed in seconds without any tools.
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Old 28 April 2008, 10:33   #19
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I would like to see a second fixing point lower down as if you are pulling along & hit something there is very little to stop the hole arm ripping of the transom, the ones I had had a second bolt at the bottom they clipped in to!
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1) Would this cope with 3 adults and 2 sets of dive kit? for short trips?
2) Any ideas on rough top speed, 2 up?
Hi Mike,

It would cope, but the 4.3m version is note a lot more money and packs into a very similar space - well worth a look.

The 15HP will do 16-18kn and a 30HP will top 22kn easily.

These transom legs are superb:
http://shop.malthouse-marine.com/ind...d=73&parent=21

They in either the up or down position and make launching very easy.

Please let me know if I can put together a package price for you?
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