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Old 06 August 2009, 12:53   #21
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I got the same problem, live 100 yards from the beach, got to get stuck in traffic to get to the slip.
I got a bigger rib for the slipway,(sounds flash..it aint) weekdays (no traffic), and a 3m with a 9.9 same sort of weight as yours,i use a launching trolley on stone and sand, but some times i run the rib on lengths of plastic water pipe (sink waste size) after i get to the beach...
sand hopper tyres are crap they break use the rubber ones,
it agro but beer and rum help..(aint got to drive ..cos no slip)i am not a piss head you understand....i just got issues..
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Old 07 August 2009, 13:32   #22
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Old 07 August 2009, 22:12   #23
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Go for balloon wheels

Many of the catamaran sailors down here are using balloon wheels over soft sand.

You can just manage a 145kg tornado single handed, and it is easy with two people. I would have thought a well balanced beach trolley should easily manage a 100kg rib. The wheels without treads seem to be much easier to handle.

These are the ones we use.

http://www.cadkat.com/EuroTrax_ballo...-_red-rim.html
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Old 08 August 2009, 02:03   #24
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My old trolley for my 20' cat (190 kgs) uses the knobbly version of those. My new 17' cat (carbon fibre - 115 kgs) uses the 18 x 9.5 ones. These new are better than the larger ones - they are much more flat in profile and have the same contact width. Can actually run up the beach pushing the boat.

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Old 08 August 2009, 03:48   #25
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Knobblies

Interesting, the sand is really soft where we launch and there is often a bit of a bank to get the boat over so the larger wheels seem to work better. Those knobbly ones would be better if there are sharp bits, or a harder base.
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