Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 20 November 2021, 03:36   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lancaster
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 154
Positioning launching wheels

Might seem a bit of a dumb question but I only want to do this once and I don't have any past experience
I've just received delivery of my new 330 pro.
Also a pair of detachable launching wheels

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154515872187?hash=item23f9dd19bb:g:-UoAAOSw0Cpg30X2

Before I start drilling, looking for some tips, advice and pitfalls
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PXL_20211120_083129050.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	145.1 KB
ID:	139319   Click image for larger version

Name:	PXL_20211120_083528466.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	139.9 KB
ID:	139321  
__________________

__________________
Tommy c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 November 2021, 05:26   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8 2-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,104
Wheels should be set so they sit under boat not out backwards. The wheels should be to the outside of the legs. Set as low as possible to get maximum lift off ground to give outboard best clearance from ground. Check whatever the position is that the nuts inside don't foul anything. Fit as wide apart as possible checking they will do the full swing to upright without hitting tube. Fit outboard and check in the chosen position they don't foul the outboard at all when it's on full lock.

Consider if chosen posn will cause you to drill through any data plate inside the transom... if a stuck on label not much you can do but I hate to see alloy plates drilled through so move them. Drill small pilot holes first then drill in from each side to make neat holes. Measure twice/thrice and drill once! Use a decent marine sealant on all the holes.
__________________

__________________
Fenlander is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20 November 2021, 05:30   #3
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: cork
Boat name: none
Make: Honwave 3.5-AE
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 6hp
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 106
Make sure the bottom holes will clear the floor positioning rail on the inside when positioning the bracket
Drill one hole and install bolt
Attack leg and check vertical and tighten bolt
Drill second hole and install bolt
Drill remaining 2 holes
Remove and install with suitable sealant not the glue type with washers
Bolts can be cut to length in a vice before installation with the nuts inside the cut and a rub of a file
Drill has to be vertical when drilling unless you drill holes oversize
Probably teaching granny to suck eggs here
__________________
billows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 November 2021, 05:49   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lancaster
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 154
What is the diagonal pvc from the transom to the side tubes for? If I position the bracket to clear the inside floor rail then, when in the up position, the wheels sit on these diagonal pieces.
Are they just splash guards?
__________________
Tommy c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 November 2021, 06:44   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Appley Bridge
Boat name: RedNeck
Make: Excel SD360
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury EFI 15HP
MMSI: 235924407
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 1,129
Hi Tommy, yes they are splash guards. Providing the wheel leg just clears them it won't be a problem.
__________________
Steve509926 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 November 2021, 06:47   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Appley Bridge
Boat name: RedNeck
Make: Excel SD360
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury EFI 15HP
MMSI: 235924407
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 1,129
Think the pics on this thread will help, see #7

https://www.rib.net/forum/f50/broken...ice-86211.html
__________________
Steve509926 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 November 2021, 06:57   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8 2-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,104
If there is a clash with the splash flap some folks have neatly unglued them from the transom top and replaced the glue with Velcro then have the flaps rolled away to the tube when needed.
__________________
Fenlander is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20 November 2021, 11:47   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lancaster
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 154
Thanks
__________________
Tommy c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 November 2021, 05:27   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Waterlooville
Boat name: Tickler
Make: Halmatic P22
Length: 6m +
Engine: Inboard Diesel 240HP
MMSI: 235115642
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,536
RIBase
What Fenlander said really.

If you have an air floor make sure the nuts on the inside don't foul the floor.

In your pic of the wheel on the sofa, I think this is potentially the wrong way round. With the wheel down, the wheel centre should be forward of the transom and not aft of it. I tried to find a pic on the internet and came across the link below.

https://www.rib.net/forum/f50/transo...ded-67350.html
__________________
GuyC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 November 2021, 13:26   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lancaster
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 154
Fitted now.
They are as close to the splash guards and as low to the internal floor as I could get.
Good job we have got a separate TV room
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PXL_20211120_180340759~2.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	119.1 KB
ID:	139328   Click image for larger version

Name:	PXL_20211120_180256234~2.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	124.0 KB
ID:	139329  
__________________
Tommy c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 November 2021, 15:31   #11
RIBnet supporter
 
Ferryman's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cowes
Boat name: Clear Dawn
Make: Cormate
Length: 7m +
Engine: Verado 200
MMSI: 235924981
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 330
Thatís just great - total respect for boats!!!
__________________
Ferryman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 November 2021, 17:41   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8 2-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,104
Neat job, well done.
__________________
Fenlander is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24 November 2021, 09:46   #13
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Phoenix
Make: Achilles SGX-132
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 25EFI
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 50
Nice job!
__________________
Kurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 November 2021, 18:53   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: CHELMSFORD
Boat name: Honwave
Make: Honwave
Length: 3m +
Engine: 9.8hp 4 stroke
MMSI: 235923173
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 47
As a DIY novice I was worried about drilling my transom but it seems to of worked. One hole didn't match and I had to make it bigger. I was recommended sikaflex sealant
__________________

__________________
essex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.