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Old 06 September 2013, 11:42   #1
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Zodiac wheel storage.

Where do you store Zodiac wheels when you've removed them from the Transom? I stick mine on the Bowbag, but they take up to much room, jump around and make a mess.
Anyone tried tapping a hole in the wheel leg so the can be stored upside down using the bracket on the back of the Transom?
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Old 06 September 2013, 11:49   #2
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Turn mine upside down and bolt back on the transom
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How do you bolt it? the legs on my wheels can only be bolted on in the down position, if I put them in the up position there's nowhere for the bolt to go on the wheel leg.
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Oh mine have 2 holes!
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mine are the same as these.

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I was about to ask the same question as have the same wheels as you Nick on the 'new to me' Aerotec.

Is it a buggers own job pushing them down into the water when coming into a beach? Or do you wait until landed to re-attach the wheels?
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I always put the wheels on at sea, then motor gently into the beach. As soon as the wheels touch I kill the engine, throw who ever's with me out to hold the boat till I climb out. Then it's a quick haul out of the water.
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Is it a buggers own job pushing them down into the water when coming into a beach?
There's a bit of a knack to it, but it's OK. At least they float if you drop them, but make sure you keep a good hold on the bolt thing because they definitely don't float!
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Mine have 2 holes too, with 2 pins holding each in, Just pull the bottom pin out, flip the wheels up vertical and put the pin in through the top hole and the wheels are stowed vertically.
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Mine are stored on the transom. I can't imagine having 49cm wheels and the legs in the boat. Since they are super buoyant it either requires getting in the water, which is fine as I often have a drysuit on, or I built a pulley system to pull them back under the boat, if I don't want to go for a swim.
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