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Old 16 March 2019, 03:48   #1
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Something to go fishing in

Hello all
This is my first post on here,
I'm looking for an inflatable preferably something with a trailer although it's going to be staying on a campsite but the Pebble Beach is quite steep so I'm not looking for anything too big ,4m max.

Am I right in thinking a honwave for 15 or 20hp
Would be my best option?

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Old 16 March 2019, 06:25   #2
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Hi Russ and welcome to the forum.

If you are set on a trailer something like an alloy floor Honwave 3.5m is a great choice and yes 15/20hp ideal.

But if you were thinking daily assemble then an air floor Honwave better choice.

Do others launch off that pebble beach with trailers... how does that go for them? Trailers are usually a pig on pebbles.

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Old 16 March 2019, 06:58   #3
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Hello David thank you for your reply

The beach I'm talking about is Ladram Bay near Exmouth they don't launch with trailers they slide and down the beach but I will want to take the boat back up to the caravan after the use sorry I should have made myself more clear

I could dismantle it every time but I'd rather not especially when I have somewhere to store it on a trailer.
I guess it doesn't have to be a road trailer just something to be able to tow it back up to the caravan and leave it on until next time I want to use it
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i echo everything david has said wheels are a pain on pebbles trailer or transom wheels if you can get a rope on the trailer and pull with the car your sorted if not i would consider inflatable rollers david has some i believe and will advise the good thing with an air floor is the lightness you may be able to get it on your back to carry over the pebbles.A cheap launch trolly would do too with a decent wheel at the front
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Hi Russ,

Depending how evil the pebble beach is, it sounds as though a launch trolley and dolly may suit.

We also kept our sibs inflated at the caravan on a launch trolley and pullud them through the dunes and across the beach. We could also tow it behind the car at low speed on private land if required.

This is the sort of launch trolley we had. We did actually mod it slightly with some bunks.

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Old 16 March 2019, 10:35   #6
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To me that beach looks like it could be a bit of a pig for anything wheeled and possibly damaging plus very hard work to drag a sib across...

https://goo.gl/images/PQ3hm4

I see in other images the craft on it are mostly GRP dinghies and kayaks plus beach shop inflatables.

Have you seen a sib with a15/20hp operated from there?
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Most people are using honwaves but I don't know what size engine
I didn't know if they are the best inflatable or there are other is just as good if not better?
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Well they are exceptional value new and don't lose too much money if you need to sell on. There have been very few problems on here from the large amount of owners and with the new ones when those problems came up the dealers have sorted most issues without quibble.
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Hope this is ok to ask
What would be a sensible price for this ?

Honwave T40-AE2 / V-floor air hull and aluminium floor.
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Honda 20hp outboard engine (2015, less than 10 hours).
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Something to go fishing in

If all immaculate probably £2200 tops.

Thatís a nice set up but bear in mind will probably weigh not far shy of 200kg with a bit of kit in, and a fair pull over a pebbled beach. Ok perhaps for 2 or 3 but nigh impossible solo.
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Thanks for your reply yes I'm worried it's a bit too big
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To me that beach looks like it could be a bit of a pig for anything wheeled and possibly damaging plus very hard work to drag a sib across...

https://goo.gl/images/PQ3hm4

I see in other images the craft on it are mostly GRP dinghies and kayaks plus beach shop inflatables.

Have you seen a sib with a15/20hp operated from there?
What a bitch of a beach that is, rollers or a load of plastic pipes only way I would have thought
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Yeah it's not the nicest of beaches
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One downside of using a trailer rather than transom wheels, is once youíve launched you still have to go and park the trailer somewhere and vice Versa on recovery. If you always have two adults itís not a problem if you are short handed though the process becomes a pita.

If the plan is to carry the engine separately beware just how awkward they are for the weight. I could happily lift the weight of mine in the gymn but I can barely get it on and off the transom on a solid surface by myself. I wouldnít even try if the boat was bobbing around or the footing was loose.
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Granted beach does look challenging on google.

So what do the locals do? Thereís lots of boats on the beach and a boat/dinghy park. Some of these must be on trailers/launching trolleys...canít all be small enough to be dragged up beach?
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There is a electric winch there but dont know if we are aloud to use it, I'm going down there text weekend to will find out abit more .
I have a job to pull my fully loaded kayak up the beach
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Look at a light weight Ali hulled ribs too you could probably carry one deflated on your back it would stand the wear of the beach too. Also consider a sack barrow without wheels on a flat plate of steel as a skid turned up at the front and back and just pull it. You could probably do the same with transom wheels take them off and fit skids and pull the boat up

Get a 15hp make a back pack for it easer that front carry
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