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Old 03 April 2008, 15:49   #1
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Transom Wheels

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Was just about to 'flash the cash' on a Honwave T38-IE - a nice light airdeck SIB - when they told me you can't put transom wheels on it because the deck protrudes out past the transom.

I'm sure I've seen some wheels on RIBNET that work on a Honwave, though they might have been just to overcome the transom supports at the top and not the protruding air deck. I just can't find the thread!

Anyone got any ideas?

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Old 03 April 2008, 17:33   #2
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johnbridgermarine.co.uk/ in exeter do the transom wheels to fit the extended floor


or use an Eckla folding canoe trolley
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Old 07 April 2008, 18:56   #3
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Just bought some for my T38 and they work just fine

Ordered from Seamark Nunn and paid slightly more for next day delivery.

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Mine does go quite well with the 25hp although not quite as quick as I was expecting. Didn't seem a great deal faster than when I had the 15hp on there
Haven't had chance to check the speed on the GPS yet but I don't think I was doing much more than around 20mph(2 up, no gear)

I'd like to try a larger diameter or higher pitch prop to see if that makes any difference (currently a 10x13), the hole-shot was almost imediate and shouldn't have a problem towing a wakeboard but top speed wasn't too impressive and it seemed to get there way too soon.

Anybody have a used Johnson/Evinrude spare prop I could buy/borrow?(she's a 25hp '89)
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Mine does go quite well with the 25hp although not quite as quick as I was expecting. Didn't seem a great deal faster than when I had the 15hp on there
Haven't had chance to check the speed on the GPS yet but I don't think I was doing much more than around 20mph(2 up, no gear)

I'd like to try a larger diameter or higher pitch prop to see if that makes any difference (currently a 10x13), the hole-shot was almost imediate and shouldn't have a problem towing a wakeboard but top speed wasn't too impressive and it seemed to get there way too soon.

Anybody have a used Johnson/Evinrude spare prop I could buy/borrow?(she's a 25hp '89)

I think mine used to do 18kts with 3 adults in it with a honda 20.
I never tried it alone but felt faster , maybe 22 .
I agree the top speed is what it is , the hull simply starts to suck to the water like any soft hull . The extra power I felt sometimes would have been good climbing bigger rolling waves when loaded up.
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Think you're right about the floor Ian, it does seem to get sucked around a bit, can't help but think that's not helping with top speed.

I think this prop setup would be great with the boat loaded up but I'd like to experiment with another prop and a couple of people in the boat.

I used to have a Zodiac Cadet 3.4m which would do nearly 30mph with a 15hp on the back so I must admit I was expecting similar performance with the 3.8m and 25hp.
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Think you're right about the floor Ian, it does seem to get sucked around a bit, can't help but think that's not helping with top speed.

I think this prop setup would be great with the boat loaded up but I'd like to experiment with another prop and a couple of people in the boat.

I used to have a Zodiac Cadet 3.4m which would do nearly 30mph with a 15hp on the back so I must admit I was expecting similar performance with the 3.8m and 25hp.

I thought If that hard air floor sucks down like it does imagine what normal sib hulls must be doing under the floor . Its probably worth checking the pressure of the hull on the water , I bet it drops a bit when it hits the cold water .

What was the Zodiac cadet ? a sib or rib
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Its probably worth checking the pressure of the hull on the water , I bet it drops a bit when it hits the cold water
Very good point, especially this time of year in the UK with the tempertaure of our water. Suppose it's quite possible it could loose two or three PSI - Think I'll re-check it once on the water next time

The Cadet was an air floor sib, went really well. Would almost plane with 5 adult men, easily plane with 4... just crap build quility so punctured real easy
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[QUOTE=Andyboy;244840] Very good point, especially this time of year in the UK with the tempertaure of our water. Suppose it's quite possible it could loose two or three PSI - Think I'll re-check it once on the water next time

If sib is not performing properly, inflate all tubes to 0.25 Bar or 3.5 PSI and 12 PSI for the floor for ridgidity once on water. Use a manometer to check both pressures.

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