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Old 07 May 2015, 12:23   #1
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Seago Eco 260 gets an auxiliary and transom wheels

For peace of mind and for ease of movement I added an auxiliary engine and transom wheels to my little Seago.
Hope to get some inshore sea fishing and some sight seeing done this summer whilst exploring with my caravan.
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Old 07 May 2015, 14:29   #2
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Sure looking the part Kaman.. its good to see you also see the sense of an Aux engine when going to sea on your own ...even on a small boat

Not sure why you need the wheels though.. like Jesus..I just pick up my bed and walk..there is little weight in them wee boats

Just need the spray cover now and you are ready for a force 6 wind
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Howdy Gurnard, the wheels are only for certain occasions.
Probably only use them around half the time.
They will be handy when beach launching at some caravan sites I frequent.
On these occasions I can pull the Sib back to the caravan with my tackle and the two engines still attached.
Thereafter it can remain poised ready for action during the duration of my stay.
For the occasions when it's homeward bound after a day trip I will make do with my best tortoise impersonation and carry the Sib on my back.
The wheels are a handy option to have should circumstances require them.
The Seago literally feels like a feather when lifted by the middle bow ring due to the rear end weight of the two engines pulling the transom downwards .
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Wheels deployed kill - kill cord fitted has also been fitted to the 2 stroke 2.2hp Suzuki.
Surprised that a 2002 engine did not have a kill cord as standard?
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Its surprising where you can go in one too Kaman.. as long as you remember the bailer.. go with the weather window..and know your tides.

I have bounced my way round the Summer Isles in mine






Dabbled in the deep dark waters of Loch Laxford to Handa Island.. talk about remoteness up there? I saw not a living thing except sea trout








And circumnavigated Gods Green Islands of Gigha and Cara..its the closest thing I have come to a Caribbean Cruise holiday.





To name just a few small boat adventures.


So donít think it is just a toy to be played with.. you can get some serious SIBing out of a Seago for a shilling.
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I'm always envious of your pictures Mr Gurnard.
Always want to get out on the water when I see pics like that.
The weather has been rotten lately so hoping it picks up very soon.
If I get to quarter of the places that you've been to in your little Seago I will be a very happy man!
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For peace of mind and for ease of movement I added an auxiliary engine and transom wheels to my little Seago.
Hope to get some inshore sea fishing and some sight seeing done this summer whilst exploring with my caravan.
Superb. Thats a bit like my wooden one which i developed whilst you were making your other one. Its a good forum for ideas. Is it plywood? Did you make the wheels? I'm going to get a little rib soon, just got to find one.
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Hi Bass Stalker.
It's some sort of pressure treated real wood.
About 2.5 inch thick.
I asked my mate who us a joiner for a housing company to source me something strong enuf for the job.
There's no chance of it failing.
I might trim a couple of inches off of the top of it so that the engine sits a little bit lower.
I set it at its current height so that the engine could be carried in the down position without draghing brlow the bottom of tge transom and causing an adverse effect to the handling / steering of the Sib.
I'll have a play about with it soon and finalise things.
The transom wheels are off of my Honwave 3.5ae.
I bought a length of aluminium u channel and mounted it - so wheels are interchangeable.
I used the wife's old chopping board for the transom pad.
All in cost me less than a tenner.
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