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Old 16 June 2011, 10:27   #1
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Wheels?

Right,

Have got the Avon all air tight, seat fitted, rollup floor boards straightened and in. The boys are busy sanding the oars ready to spill varnish all over the garage floor.

I've got the old 4hp Johnson running.

But, a 3.11 SIB with an engine is a bit heavy to carry on my own.

What options are there for transom wheels?

What brand / make should I look for?
What should I avoid?

Cheap / expensive?

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Old 16 June 2011, 10:41   #2
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I have a pair of up and over pneumatic ones, stainless arms that are easy to remove altogether or stow in the upright position either side of the engine.

Make me an offer, they are taking up space and everyone here just leaves their boats on the pontoon all year.
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Pic of the wheels, they are a bit dusty but brand new and unused.

RRP is about a 100 quid, but they are on eBay for 80 so I thought 75 including delivery would be about right?
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I have a pair of these like Channel Ribs is offering...I can recommend them
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Old 16 June 2011, 14:23   #5
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these are quality wheels i have them on a 4.3m boat with 25 hp and they work well
they would make life realy easy with your boat
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Hmmm.

I'm going to have to think about those.

Look fantastic but possibly a little over budget for the boys at the moment.

Are there any cheap and cheerful options worth looking at - or are those the only ones worth looking at?

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If you search on here you'll find lots of discussion about transom wheels. As far as I remember, most - including me - prefer inflatable wheels over hard wheels for their ability to handle rougher terrain. You're right, they're not cheap, but they are very good
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I've had a look on ebay and there seem to be several types:

1. Stainless like the ones Channel Ribs has. Look really good. Some seem to have cranked arms as well - so as to place the wheels forward for better balance I guess.

2. Aluminium ones like the above with pheumatic tyres.

3. Nasty looking plastic ones that appear to have to be mounted on the centreline of the boat somehow.

I think either 1. or 2. will be what I need.

I guess the boys need a pocket money raise
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Pic of the wheels, they are a bit dusty but brand new and unused.

RRP is about a 100 quid, but they are on eBay for 80 so I thought 75 including delivery would be about right?
Can I be cheeky and ask where you got the brackets from please?

I bought the stainless legs & one wheel from a car boot sale but am now looking for suitable brackets.
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They come as a complete kit when you buy them knew, you would really need one to hand and you could get a copy made up easily enough I suppose.
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