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Old 18 July 2014, 04:13   #1
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Sand tracks

I have been looking for some sand/snow/mud tracks to use on soft sand when dragging the boat over. I have found these on ebay but very expensive for what you get. Just wondered if you guys use anything similar but cheaper and if so, where did you get them from.

WHEEL TRACTION TRACKS FOR SNOW, ICE, MUD, SAND (OR03) | eBay

I guess I could have a go at making some if I could be bothered

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You could just use those interlockring floor tile/matting/walkway thingys in heavy duty plastic - more than strong enough. At the War and Peace show yesterday I saw them at 12 a sq metre - that would give you a 3 metre length a foot wide or so.
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Why not just use sand tyres? My heavy boat floats over the soft sand that our feet sink into. Of course the sand tracks are probably cheaper...
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Why not just use sand tyres? My heavy boat floats over the soft sand that our feet sink into. Of course the sand tracks are probably cheaper...
Could you possibly put up a link to which they are and who sells them please.
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A lot of jet ski trailers use the wideboy sand tyres . Same as golf caddy wheels/tyres
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I got so cheesed off with moving a boat over steep shingle / sand that I made this a few years ago.

TBH, just going from two wheels to four (and then eight) helped.
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Could you possibly put up a link to which they are and who sells them please.
Upper right corner has a link to the UK suppliers. I use the 49cm tyres in the rear, and have a smaller pair for the front, but my boat is heavy at around 250kg.
Beach Carts, Kayak Carts, Boat Dolly, Boat Dollies, Canoe Carts, Balloon Wheels, Beach Wheels, All-Terrain Wheelchairs and Wheeleez products- from Wheeleez, Inc.

As mentioned golf carts and lawn mowers use a tyre that is designed for low pressure to the ground situations.

There isn't soft sand at this point, but we had to cross a 70 meter beach to get here. If you look at the tyre tracks there is not a lot of sand depression in either place though. Even rides over gravel quite nicely. I run the tyres at about 2 psi, which gives you an idea of their load pressure to the ground.

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Thank you guys, some really nice ideas there. I do like the Wheeleez products, they are supplied with Hobie kayaks but not sure if they can be purchased in the UK. I will have to do a bit of research.

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Pete: Where was that pic taken, North Coast somewhere?

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Van Damme State park. Super easy launch, but a little rougher water at the shore break than Russian Gulch typically is. Since I have a park pass and generally we are camping anyhow, it doesn't really matter where I launch from. Russian Gulch has awesome diving at the pinnacles right outside, and if it is rougher, the other side of the cove offers protected shallow diving. Of course there comes a point a scooter is far less work than a boat. Vis is typically pretty decent in Mendocino too, as you know. I dropped my friends off at the wreck of the Frolic from Russian Gulch one day, then continued North for a boat ride, and picked them up on the way back South.
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