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Old 25 March 2016, 22:05   #31
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Do you think a 25HP motor would clear the floor with the prop when down with the wheels?
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Old 26 March 2016, 05:37   #32
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Think you're asking what I put over the brackets to stop them damaging the tubes when folding the boat? Over the years using Trems I've used different things and often a car wash sponge. But the best thing I've settled with is a pair of large leather palm workman's gloves one on each bracket. They just happened to be in the garage one day I was about to fold it up and I've stuck using them.

Do you mean filling abandoned holes? Office888 posted on here the "pro" way to do it which is to fit a tight wooden plug with waterproof glue. Cut off excess and skim fill if needed then paint.

In truth for a daily inflate SIB and a DIY job any decent car type filler is good enough. Then I used an exterior satin black brush on paint.

If you meant waterproofing holes with bolts through then use Sikaflex marine grade sealant.

I can't find a good link to a dealer selling Trems at a decent price but they are the most expensive model on this page...

Trem Launching Wheels | Gael Force Marine

Beware the middle price set look almost identical but lack the lugs to engage with the buttons so have far less strength.

Note they are sold by Honda dealers to fit the non air-floor Honwaves so that might be another source of them.
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Old 26 March 2016, 08:28   #33
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Thanks Fenlander. I have ordered the Silkaflex sealant to proof the holes with screws in them for my light pole and button I had to replace.


I have finally gone for it and bought the Trem wheels with button, heavy duty found this deal with Easter discount 132 Stainless Steel Dinghy Launching Wheels - Dinghy Wheels and Trolleys - Discount Marine Chandlery and Sailing Equipment. Bargain Boat Spares and Clothing
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Old 26 March 2016, 08:32   #34
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Worth every penny!
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Old 26 March 2016, 08:34   #35
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That's a decent deal... free Easter egg in the box too when they arrive if you're lucky.
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Old 26 March 2016, 18:05   #36
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Just thought I'd upload a pic of the bracket protecting gloves while I had it unrolled for washing down after yesterday's outing.

Also note the leg to bracket pins... buy a spare pair (generic pins of the right size) straight away and carry them with you so losing the originals when it happens won't be such a problem.
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Those gloves are a good idea. Another may be to nick a bit of solid house insulation from a building site skip, and push it on, should stay in place quite easily, and lots of it in skips where a loft conversion is being done
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>>> lots of it in skips where a loft conversion is being done

Yes and Firstrib is in the right area for those London skips with their posh contents.
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Old 28 March 2016, 10:24   #39
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Trems have arrived - and the ebay caps, Silkaflex and pain recommended by Fenlander. Today's the day for the Trem fixing in my small back yard. What will the neighbours make of it?
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