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Old 21 March 2017, 12:01   #1
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Hi Guys, finally got myself set up with a 3.8 sea pro and 30hp 2 stroke mariner. With me been a newbie I didn't realise how heavy the engine would be, thought I could manage it down a small slip way... noooo.

So I'm looking for sum launch wheels, the place where I will launch can sometimes be full of pebbles/stone so they would have to be fairly rugged.

Looks like it's had wheels fitted before so it would be nice to utilise the same holes.

Does anyone have any experience with launch wheels on a similar set up?


Can't wait to get out on it... any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 21 March 2017, 13:30   #2
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try to get the largest diameter wheels as possible and avoid the Chinese inflatable tyres as they are almost certainly crap if you can get them go for solid tyres
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Old 21 March 2017, 15:17   #3
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Thanks for the advice breeze
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Old 22 March 2017, 02:52   #4
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Yes, get as big as possible. I got mine from Seamark Nunn, they are the biggest ones they stock and are really robust.
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Old 22 March 2017, 04:32   #5
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Nice outfit... heavy powerful outboard for that Seapro... so take care lifting and opening the throttle!

This thread may be of interest... http://www.rib.net/forum/f50/how-far...els-71295.html

And this one... http://www.rib.net/forum/f50/best-wh...els-72495.html

And this... http://www.rib.net/forum/f50/trem-hd...tec-69303.html where on Chipko's post #7 there are pictures of the only flip up type I'd use given your heavy OB... the Trem heavy duty set.

The important aspect of them... as well as the fact they have large tyres... is the lower tab that engages with a button on the transom and gives extra support reducing the leverage force which in all other types is quite significant when there is just one point of attachment at the top end of the leg.

This is assuming you want flip up? If... like me... you just want to launch with them then remove then the best type are Zodiac heavy duty made originally for Aerotec/Futura/Classic. They are an exceptionally strong leg with two attachment points and vey large tyres.

Like these...



Note the guy lifting an old Evinrude 45hp... that was filmed in 2013... his back is probably shot by now.
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Old 26 March 2017, 02:56   #6
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Thanks for the info Fenlander, considering your reply and having a good think about it I'm going to go for a trailer. I made a trolley for the engine for winter storage/maintaining and it's awkward enough getting it on there.

So going to build a trailer... does anyone know where I can get hold of some adequate plans for my set up?

Thanks for your replies.
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Thanks for the info Fenlander, considering your reply and having a good think about it I'm going to go for a trailer. I made a trolley for the engine for winter storage/maintaining and it's awkward enough getting it on there.

So going to build a trailer... does anyone know where I can get hold of some adequate plans for my set up?

Thanks for your replies.
if you had posted this up last a week ago I had a fold away trailer up for grabs that would have been ideal
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Ah, gutted. Shame that breeze
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if you search my previous threads there may be pictures of it that you can use to get something made
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I'll have a look cheers
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Sort of know how I want it now, just got to source materials and get measurements sorted
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