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Old 11 May 2015, 13:44   #1
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I am fitting my transom wheels on the sib this week,how far should the top of the wheels be from the bottom of the boat?
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I am fitting my transom wheels on the sib this week,how far should the top of the wheels be from the bottom of the boat?
I would suggest that you want to fit them so that the engine can be comfortably lowered when the wheels are down
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I shall fit the engine on first and check for clearance when lowered and turning,and have the wheels as far apart as possible and a gap of 2 inches from top of wheels to bottom of boat,(wheels down).No instructions with the transom wheels.
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I shall fit the engine on first and check for clearance when lowered and turning,and have the wheels as far apart as possible and a gap of 2 inches from top of wheels to bottom of boat,(wheels down).No instructions with the transom wheels.
Also watch your clearance at top of transom when 'up' and your 'swing'clearance from the tubes. My advice do one or two 'dry' runs and measure then go for it in the knowledge you have checked all clearances.
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I never thought about the top clearance,I shall have to find a way to tack them on first before I get the drill out,perhaps some sikaflex that might hold them on,then I can check clearances from engine ,tubes and transom.
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