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Old 07-08-2012, 18:35   #31
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Re: Dinghy Wheels Do they really work?

Beachmasters look promising:

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Beachmasters look promising:

The size of the wheels looks good, but they appear to be permanently mounted. I would not want that. Many times you don't need the wheels and they just get in the way. Also would make it harder to deck load the dink. I still think the Danard wheels are the best choice.
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Re: Dinghy Wheels Do they really work?

The price looks good too and they make a removable model.
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Re: Dinghy Wheels Do they really work?

We fitted Beachmaster to our dinghy. They work well and fold up out of the way when not in use. Our dinghy weighs 95kg (210lb)and the outboard another 45kg (100lb). Impossible without the wheels

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Re: Dinghy Wheels Do they really work?

In the Pacific where I sail we have lava rock, coral, broken coral and sharp sand, mud and oysters, rock and oysters, sharp sand, and any other type or stuff that want to eat your dingy. I along with a majority of cruisers here have wheels on the dink, mine when down allow me to motor right up to the beach being a couple of inches deeper than the prop leg. I'll go see if I can find a pic.
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The size of the wheels looks good, but they appear to be permanently mounted. I would not want that. Many times you don't need the wheels and they just get in the way. Also would make it harder to deck load the dink. I still think the Danard wheels are the best choice.
The photo above is of the removable model that uses these buttons:

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I found this photo, these wheels cost less than $150 and you take them off with one pin.
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In the Pacific where I sail we have lava rock, coral, broken coral and sharp sand, mud and oysters, rock and oysters, sharp sand, and any other type or stuff that want to eat your dingy. I along with a majority of cruisers here have wheels on the dink, mine when down allow me to motor right up to the beach being a couple of inches deeper than the prop leg. I'll go see if I can find a pic.
Simon can you advise what brand wheels you are using or provide a link?
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Simon can you advise what brand wheels you are using or provide a link?
I picked them up at the chandlery in Airlie beach QLD, they are made in NZ,and I think they were just called transom dinghy wheels. I have since upgraded the wheels with larger and wider ones, I think I get wheel envy.
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I picked them up at the chandlery in Airlie beach QLD, they are made in NZ.

Yeah im on the East Coast of the US so that doesnt really help a whole lot. Is there maybe a brand name?
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Yeah im on the East Coast of the US so that doesnt really help a whole lot. Is there maybe a brand name?
I found this You can find cheaper. Transom dinghy wheels - Dinghy Wheels - Trailer - Shop Online | BLA New Zealand
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yeah those have timy wheels that would definitley not work well in sand.
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Re: Dinghy Wheels - Do they Really Work ?

Anyone tried trailer jockey wheels? Galvanised, castoring, demountable, inflatable tyre, cheap, common.

I'm looking at making an axle with wheels, to clamp on the end of an oar and shove under the hull to mate into the centreboard slot....so as to haul out the beach cruiser dinghy anywhere, anytime. Flat-folding, to take up less space.
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Re: Dinghy Wheels - Do they Really Work ?

I just received a set of the Beachmaster wheels (the removable models) and I must say that their design and build quality are impressive. The Danards look nicely made as well and appear to lift the transom a bit higher, but I worry about the rotational torque induced by the design of the axle supported only on one side (although there have been successful designs of one sided forks and swingarms on motorbikes). I'll repost once I get them mounted and have some first hand experience to share.

One more note - there was a glitch in the shipment with US Postal Service and the initial shipment got returned to NZ with no explanation. But the folks at Beachmaster were a pleasure to deal with and a second set received with no problems.
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Re: Dinghy Wheels - Do they Really Work ?

Hi Ted,
I agree that the Beachmaster look better than the Danard, which look better than the Davis BUT it is all to do with function. At this point the Danard would be my choice because of the larger wheels and ease of removal.
If the beachmaster was easy to remove and if the smaller wheels were just as effective in soft sand then I would go with them as they appear to be easy to deploy and retract and are certainly less obtrusive.( From the pictures it appears that the release levers may need to have the ends bent to get a better grip on them ?).
The considered wisdom amongst my friends that have used wheels is that 'big is much, much better'....end of story!
I will be very interested in your test results.
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