I did add a photo here but maybe its invisable until moderation to see its suitable. link here if thats allowed. Aluminium Launching Wheels 150kgs Ė Pacermarine
Hi, I recently saw photos on this forum of someone with these same mounts on their sib, I just bought the same and have some questions for anyone really who has experience of this set. Firstly they came with 2 M9? bolts and nylocks for the hinge point. I really dont want to have a pair of spanners with me every time I launch/recover/fold up so I guess I need to fit something like a drop nose pin? in that so the arm and wheel can come off quickly but be secure still. As 9mm is an odd size I am considering opening the slots and holes to 10mm so I have a tighter fitting pin. Only to be removed on shore so no need to tether it.
The mounting plates only have 6mm countersunk holes for transom fixing which considering they are rated to 150kg I thought a bit small. I would probably open them up to M8.
Before I fit them I may well drill another hole low down so when the wheels are down they can be secured in place with a 2nd drop nose pin to stop the wheel dropping out of lock if the boat is lifted over anything while on the beach.
I also bought a pair of sand hoppers to try as where I live beaches are pretty much all shingle & others are sand.
So the next problem is the alloy shafts are 20mm and the sand hoppers centers are 26mm so I need to either buy or make bushes to fill the gap. About now I hope Fenlander will pop in as he seems to be the "ive tried them all" wheels guy here
The allow shafts are wide enough for the hoppers, just need spacers 26x20 x55mm
The amount of threads I have searched through here in the last 24hrs, transom wheels almost needs a section of its own