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Old 27 October 2011, 15:56   #11
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This is quite a good link - as it mentions a number of companies which produce retractable and detachable wheels for SIBs. You should be able to price the wheels from their own websites. Also some useful information about maximum load weights, etc.
Inflatable Launching Wheels: How To Launch A Small Boat Without A Trailer

Zodiac are probably one of the biggest boat manufacturers in the world (also own Bombard, Avon, etc.) Their stuff isn't cheap... with a set of wheels retailing for around 250. Look up Zodiac codes Z61110 or Z1290 for more information. Not a bad profit margin when you consider it's no more than a couple of aluminium shelf brackets and wheelbarrow tyres from B&Q!

I'm sure you're already aware of Sealeg RIBs, but if not then here you go: Sealegs Patented Amphibious Technology
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Is that with or without VAT?
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Old 27 October 2011, 16:54   #12
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Right, cheers mate. That's a great help. We won't actually be producing any mind you, it's just about designing them.

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