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Old 21 June 2015, 12:47   #1
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Zodiac launch wheels?

I have a set of wheels which fit my 4.2 classic HD, but am thinking of trading this in against a new FR360.

Does anyone know if these launching wheels fit the new cadet, or can some 'modifications' be undertaken?

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Old 21 June 2015, 12:56   #2
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Have you a pic of your old wheel type? The Classic models I've seen with gen Zodiac transom wheels have had the stronger type of the two Zodiac offer with the larger tyres. Often the Fastrollers are fitted with the smaller set.... as mine was.

Having said that I've fitted most types of wheels to most types of SIB and as long as you keep all the fittings from the old set you'll get them on neatly.
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Old 21 June 2015, 13:05   #3
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Thanks and yeh, I have the larger/stronger set and was hoping it was just a change of wheel size required?

Do you know is the lugs on the transom are the same distance apart?
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The FR boats do not have the lugs for wheels.
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No that's right, you'd have to buy a set of lugs. You need to hold the wheels against the FR transom to see if you were lucky enough to have the bolts at the top go through the existing holes that are there from new on a FR ... and that the lugs will be able to be fitted so that the nuts inside don't rub on the back of the air floor in any way that might damage it.
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Here are the smaller Zodiac wheels I fitted to my FR. They have a different lug to the heavy wheels which sits much higher up the transom and is well clear of the air floor.

They are totally sufficient for the lightweight FR with a 15hp fitted.
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Old 22 June 2015, 16:29   #7
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Nice clean FR you have there Fenlander

I will try the old ones for size alongside the FR's transom and good point about fouling the airdeck

If it's a nogo; they'll be up for sale sharpish.


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Old 22 June 2015, 16:54   #8
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Nice clean FR is in the past now... had a few problems and Zodiac took it back to refund.

Loved the easy portability and performance but sadly we exposed some weaknesses in build quality.
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