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Old 19 April 2017, 21:39   #1
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Newbie to here, but thanks for helping the Mrs, (Katie Harker)

I am looking at getting some of these wheels, anyone got anything good/bad to say about them?

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182470405564
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

The good... they're cheap.

The bad... pretty well everything else. Those hard small wheels that lift the boat off the ground very little are quite unsuited to SIBs and most launch locations. They do not cope well with soft grass, sand, mud, potholes, uneven slipways etc etc... ie pretty well every circumstance you might find yourself in launching a SIB.

You really need the stainless leg with rubber tyres.
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Old 20 April 2017, 04:18   #3
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Aah. Well at least I have wasted any money on them yet.
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Hi Dulux
I had those wheels on my last boat and found them to be pretty good and as fenlander says cheap.! They Worked well on slipways and hard sand but I found they sunk in soft sand, but then my boat + engine was 150 kilos

So if you're set up isn't too heavy and you're launching on slipways or hard/even ish surfaces then I think they would be a good bet, otherwise they are better options

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Have already bought the proper ones now. Cost me 80!
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I had those wheels on my last boat and found them to be pretty good and as fenlander says cheap.! They Worked well on slipways and hard sand but I found they sunk in soft sand, but then my boat + engine was 150 kilos
Same as you. I notice the new version on Ebay have stainless "axles" rather than the plastic of old - I've had a right faff replacing mine when one calved. TBH, for a tender type inflatable they're probably ideal - but not for "off roading" sibbers...

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