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Old 01 April 2010, 13:43   #1
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Don t suppose i could modify one of these for towing my 4m sib? yes i bet i have answered my own question as it NO
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Old 01 April 2010, 13:46   #2
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Don t suppose i could modify one of these for towing my 4m sib? yes i bet i have answered my own question as it NO
Kernow tows a 5.85 rib with something very similar.
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Something like this?
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TBF, that diagram is of a Dinghy launching trolley. The wheel you posted are not speed rated !! sorry buddy !!
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Just realized ,with no bearings and no car type wheel and tyre ,no chance,never mind might still get one instead of transom wheels,no drilling holes and filling in ,just an idea,bit expensive then transom wheels awell tho
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I have got a launching trolley the same as that I am going to put in the sale section at some point, if you are after one mate.
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I have got a launching trolley the same as that I am going to put in the sale section at some point, if you are after one mate.
Cheers jeff i will have to have a look at that mate,only trouble is the transportat cost , distance wise,but for the right price could well be worth it
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If you mean "tow it manually up the beach", then fine, but be aware that the launch trolley in both the pic and the diagram are exactly that - launch trolleys. NOT FOR ROAD USE

Won't last 5 mins on the road, and from memory the tyres are rated for something like 5MPH

If you want to tow, Pick up a cheap bunk jetski trailer - A couple of hundred quid should get you one rated for the weight of your SIB.


If you just want a portable launch trolley, you may need to modify the supports to ensure your transom stays over them and the weight of the engine doesn't result in the two pads punching a hole in the bottom of the boat. (I've seen that happen to a mirror dinghy on a trolley tlike that with solid wheels on a rocky beach - corner of the batr went straight through the hull)
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If you mean "tow it manually up the beach", then fine, but be aware that the launch trolley in both the pic and the diagram are exactly that - launch trolleys. NOT FOR ROAD USE
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Just realized ,with no bearings and no car type wheel and tyre ,no chance,never mind might still get one instead of transom wheels,no drilling holes and filling in ,just an idea,bit expensive then transom wheels awell tho
Yes I have REALIZED that,just be usued manualy if i get one ,as quite a bit more then transom wheels,but looks like it may be easier with the weight of the sib,my small sib is heavy with all the gear on with 2 of us pulling it down the beach,and my mates a big ole lump,lol
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as we are on about launching trollys not for road use ,story that happened a number of years ago , an inshore lifeboat crew was asked by the police to go rescue 2 lads stuck on a lake about 10 miles inland ,it was a rush job and the lifeboat tractor only had a top speed of about 15 mph ,after about a mile the so it was realised that it would take the best part of a hour to get there ,so the police said no problem ,just get in and well tow it with our range rover 4x4 ,, then reaching speeds up to 60 mph, apparently when they got there the axes were red hot and the tyres had just about disintigrated by the time they got there ,,after that incident they are all now fitted with high speed road bearings/ tyres just incase it should happen again .
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