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Old 25 June 2016, 05:48   #11
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... larger wheels will ... increase the life of the bearings
Is it the width or the diameter you are increasing? I see how diameter increases bearing life but does width also? Width presumably easier to change though, whereas diameter might mean moving/changing mudguards.

For long distance towing I think big wheels are good, but for launching small wheels make life easier. Boats are all a compromise... I guess trailers are too.
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Is it the width or the diameter you are increasing? I see how diameter increases bearing life but does width also? Width presumably easier to change though, whereas diameter might mean moving/changing mudguards.



For long distance towing I think big wheels are good, but for launching small wheels make life easier. Boats are all a compromise... I guess trailers are too.

Going for bigger and wider!!

Bigger diameter for towing and a wider tyre as I launch on a beach so will help with the quick sand issue
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that was on ebay was it not at what looked a very good price

Think it may have been but I bought it off a guy from ribnet at an even better price. So it's either similar or he's had a quick change around
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First few coats of paint are on the transom. The blue seems to be matching pretty well!

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All finished, looks much smarter than before when it was done with a brush!
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Managed to glue the new foam floor down too.

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looks smart, what did you use to glue the floor down?
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looks smart, what did you use to glue the floor down?

Just used some waterproof 'no more nails'
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So finally got round to fitting the engine! Still need the water pump but other than that it's ready to go!

Want to get a base test speed and then will begin tuning.

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Without removing the power head I've started a full clean on the engine.

Removed the pull start, fuel filter (which was full of rubbish)and some other bits.

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Managed to get one half prepped tonight. Degreased , removed salt build ups & loose paint.

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