Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 12 March 2006, 07:50   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Larson
Length: 7m +
Engine: Volvo D4 260hp DP
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 275
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jono Garton
Phil Davies purchased one of these, he tells me it gets it mrs inflated in no time att all.
I am not sure whether you can direct the 'suction' to one particular area I hope he realises the power of it or he could do himself a mischief
__________________

__________________
peteb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 March 2006, 10:39   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NE
Boat name: RedGazelle
Make: Gemini GRX420 SIB
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 40 2s
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugh Jardon

then for wheels on the transom, i have used 4 different sorts of wheels and the type of wheel makes a huge difference believe me, i have probably the most expensive ones i saw now, the arm curves under the transom at the rear and gives perfect balance, they cost around 120 per pair but worth every single penny when you have to pull up a sandy beach.

i will post some pics if you like, they are the best wheels i have had and used if it helps you..
Hugh,
Would be grateful to see the pics and for any guidance. Have toyed with the idea of transom wheels for a few months, but have been put off as many seem quite flimsy.

Many thanks
Ed
__________________

__________________
Ed the Duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 March 2006, 13:28   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Chelmsford/Anglesey
Make: Avon SR/RibLite 3.1m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda 30hp/Yam 8hp
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 970
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard B
I heard a rumour that Phil has been a bit enthusiastic and Mrs Davies has a puncture!
Nonsense, she's fully intact and for an Anglesey girl she scrubs up rather well, don't you think?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	445.jpeg
Views:	112
Size:	18.9 KB
ID:	17883  
__________________
Phil Davies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 March 2006, 13:46   #14
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
i will dig em out this evening and post a piccy



Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed the Duck
Hugh,
Would be grateful to see the pics and for any guidance. Have toyed with the idea of transom wheels for a few months, but have been put off as many seem quite flimsy.

Many thanks
Ed
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 March 2006, 15:42   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Fife
Make: valiant 490R
Length: 4m +
Engine: 75
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12
i know a guy that just got the road base off a dinghy combi trailer, stripped it and welded the necaseries on it, works a treat
__________________
tetris is so unrealistic
yeehaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 March 2006, 16:19   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: cornwall
Boat name: nothing
Make: rib eye 430
Length: 4m +
Engine: tatsu 50
MMSI: 666
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,916
Quote from Phil The problem with the air-floor Hondas is that they have two large buoyancy pads at the bottom of the transom to enable the boat to operate with the heavier 4-stroke outboards (specifically Honda of course). There is therefore no room to mount any launching wheels, permanent or otherwise. If you really don't want the hassle of a road trailer, your only real option will be one of these folding launching trolleys:

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BMB369/

I remember when I bought my RibLite with the intention of folding it up and putting it in the car, the dealer told me 90% of people with SIBs end up trailering them around after getting bored with inflating and deflating them the whole time. I ended up buying a small Ifor Williams general purpose trailer which the Avon sits on fully inflated and leaves a handy load area underneath for all my gear.

Have no fear, you will eventually end up buying a RIB

Glad someone understands here . Thanks Phil

Well I have got a new Bravo HPP pump whith the pressure setting , it even takes the floor to full pressure . Inflating and stowing in transit is ok but on those summer evenings when I just want an hour out with the Kid on a donut its still too much of a hasle and I know I won't bother .

Iam a 15 min drive from my nearest launch site , I have a small Ifor williams trailer Phil Please post me a pic of you sib on that trailer . I had thought of using that but it looked like the draw bar was too short for a 3.8m boat .

That launching trolley is great for just that but the boat couldn't be stored on it due to lack of support .

I guess Iam looking for the perfect solution , and there isn't one (thats me iam afraid) maybe a cradle on my ifor williams trailer and a launching trolley would be the answer . Just lift the boat onto the trolley and then fit the engine --- not easy on your own possible but a struggle .

Tell me one last thing before I drive you all mad ,For shorter road journeys and storage while in regular use would it be ok to leave the engine on the transom and fuel tank in the boat etc if I used a proper trailer like the indespension or the Degraff . I would then have all the choices and maybe get the trailer on the Transit roof when there is nowhere to park or on a cross chanell ferry .

Phil you are also probably right I will end up with a proper RIB as well as the sib I have been looking for a while , at Ceasar surfcat Zapcat and small RIB.s , but first i thought i would explore the capabilities of this Little Honda as its so light and economical both to run and buy plus easy to travel with iside the van and land on all my secret little beaches and snokeling spots that your average Landlubber Emmet can't get to
Thanks
__________________
ian parkes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 March 2006, 17:00   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wilmslow
Boat name: Serotonin
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 15
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 712
Quote:
Originally Posted by ian parkes
I use my Transit but lifting it onto the roof is hard enough for 2 men and impossible for my wife or me alone .
There used to be a roof rack that had a section that you could slide out to the side of the car one end still attached to the rack the other end rests on the floor at the side of the car you then load the boat onto the rack and then lift and push the rack and boat back onto the roof of the car !!!!! I don't know if they still exist or if they even fit transits had a quick look on the Net but couldn't find anything, I'm sure Codders will find it if it still exists maybe the sailing dinghy crew will no more.
__________________
fred bolton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 March 2006, 17:18   #18
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
these are my launching wheels, when down the go under the boat which is perfect as they balance the boat just right. it is a 3.4 m quicksilver aerodeck with a 15 yam. i used to have straight arm wheel assemblies with smaller diameter wheels and they were a pain to pull on a bombard 3.4 aerodeck. these wheels are larger and wider which makes pulling the boat up steep soft sand a possibility for one person!

cup to allow you to reference the size of the wheel

hope that helps

i put the wheels down and the click into place on a bracket, i push the boat out and start the engine, i then troll away from the shallows and then lean over and rotate then upwards so they are beside the engine, they dont get in the way either, then off we go

coming in is easy

just before i hit shallow water i lean over the back and lower the wheels, i then tilt the engine back 1-2 clicks and drive into the shallows until the wheels ground on the bottom as i hop off the front, then just pick the front up and walk up the slipway or beach....easy peasy
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wheels for the sib.JPG
Views:	166
Size:	148.9 KB
ID:	17890  
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 March 2006, 18:43   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed the Duck
Hugh,
Would be grateful to see the pics and for any guidance. Have toyed with the idea of transom wheels for a few months, but have been put off as many seem quite flimsy.

Many thanks
Ed
And if you want to see them in action look at the pics I posted - exactly the same.
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 March 2006, 20:33   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: cornwall
Boat name: nothing
Make: rib eye 430
Length: 4m +
Engine: tatsu 50
MMSI: 666
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,916
These would be ideal exept the honda has an extended floor beyond the transom so no wheels can be fitted .
My Eckla canoe trolley gets me to the water but not out .

There is a De Graff trailer in another post anyone got any info on that , it looks good , more money than I wanted to spend but if it suppprts the outboard so it can stay on the boat for short trips then it could be worth it for me .
__________________

__________________
ian parkes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:57.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.