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Old 03 December 2017, 23:12   #1
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Beach Master launch wheels

I want to buy a set of these launch wheels for my SIB.
Is there a UK supplier?
Or do l have to pay 60 Euros carriage.

I need the more expensive removable set (as l’d never be able to roll up my SIB with the fixed set)
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As far as I know they still only sell direct so you'll have to pay the shipping. You're also likely to get a bill for VAT (20%) and handling (£8-12).

They're great wheels though, very well made and easy to use.
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Anglesey Marine have them for £150
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Thanks that is the fixed set, l’ll call them and see if they can supply the removable set.
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I had the fixed type but had some threaded inserts fitted to the transom which made it a 2 minute job to put them on or take them off. Might be worth a thought?
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I called Anglesey Marine this morning and encountered a voicemail, left a message but as of this evening no reply.
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I called Anglesey Marine this morning and encountered a voicemail, left a message but as of this evening no reply.
i had the same problem when i ordered a fuel tank waited weeks got my money back in the end but no contact by phone at all
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Well l guess it’s order direct then.....but over £300 (or £200 for the cheaper set if l modify them as suggested above)
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The best launching wheels for SIBs in my opinion are the Solutions Sellers wheels.

They fold up flat against the transom so no need to remove them to roll it up.

Launching wheels for inflatable boats

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They do look pretty handy. Have you got first hand experience of them?
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Yes we've had them for five years or so now.

The only issue is that they can sometimes pop out if you lift it over an obstacle or when you pull it too aggressively over rough ground.

Really neat otherwise because you can fit and forget unlike normal launching wheels. Our Cadet happily rolls up in its original bag no harder than before.

They're probably not beefy enough for anything over 3.5m or a 9.9 but they're perfect for a tender. Saying that however, I'm sure they'd be fine on smooth ground like a slipway or beach for something heavier.
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Going back to Anglesey Marine, l never heard from them.
Has anybody bought from them. Are they a genuine company?

Those wheels look pretty good but l am not sure they’d be strong enough for our use, we have a Zodiac 2.85m but with a 9.8hp motor.
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Beach Master launch wheels

Chas Newens Marine have some Beachmaster copies on their eBay shop. Not the removable version though.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F162743565669
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Wow, that's quite blatant for what is presumably an unlicensed copy?
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Well, no luck so far. There’s an Ebay seller in NZ offering the removable ones for well under £200 but they are not responding to messages asking for a price to post to UK.
The listing says will post to Europe including UK.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F252480945805
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Wow, that's quite blatant for what is presumably an unlicensed copy?
Yep, and can you imagine the corners that they cut in order to get to that cheap price. These people have no integrity and I would expect no quality from their copy product. I would not touch it with a barge pole.
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I want to buy a set of these launch wheels for my SIB.
Is there a UK supplier?
Or do l have to pay 60 Euros carriage.

I need the more expensive removable set (as l’d never be able to roll up my SIB with the fixed set)
I just called Jenny over in NZ, I left a voicemail for her and she called me right back. I enquired after their supply times, she said the sets are in stock and they do same-day dispatch once they have your order. They are the same people as the Beachmaster account on eBay, it is just a bit cheaper to buy through their website: https://www.beachmaster.co.nz/prices-and-stores.

Always a good sign if people call you right back and they can do same-day dispatch.
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Yes l got an email today, and they will post to the UK.

However the cost mounts up, postage is quoted at £60 and the price will be subject to VAT plus “duty” and a “collection fee”

Not sure this makes them a viable option. I know VAT is 20% but how much “duty” will be payable and what’s the “collection fee”?
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Yes l got an email today, and they will post to the UK.

However the cost mounts up, postage is quoted at £60 and the price will be subject to VAT plus “duty” and a “collection fee”

Not sure this makes them a viable option. I know VAT is 20% but how much “duty” will be payable and what’s the “collection fee”?
Dunno. Here in Aus I would just call Customs and ask them. There may be 0% duty as it's coming from NZ.

Dang that VAT is a rip-off, here we pay 10% GST. And 5% duty on anything imported if not duty free.
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Large...item238d4c4ddf

that makes them very expensive.
i bought these very strong 200 kg rated large wheels i replaced the through bolt with a drop nose bolt no need for spanners then, they fold up underway or remove leaving just a small bracket on the transom
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