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Old 26-05-2016, 18:29   #16
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Re: Fitting wheels to inflatable dinghy: storage?

Paul.
These are fantastic wheels. I have been using these for years and years and they are just great. The wheels are so easy to remove - just seconds. We have added 'locks' to ours to prevent the wheel elements being stolen.


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Old 27-05-2016, 05:13   #17
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Re: Fitting wheels to inflatable dinghy: storage?

I have a set of wheels similar to the Danard on my rubadub.
They are cruder and much cheaper, the fixed part is a SS chanel and the struts for the wheels swing about a pin through both the channel and strut. Another pin is used at either the top or bottom of the channel to hold the strut either up or down. The pins are secured by small R clips.
You need to be careful to mount the wheels far enough apart for the outboard to swing. I've learn the hard way.
Like every thing that we buy in England that isn't made in Germany they were made in China and from memory, I got them off the guy I bought the dinghy off (also made in China)
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Old 27-05-2016, 14:22   #18
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Re: Fitting wheels to inflatable dinghy: storage?

I loved my Danard dinghy wheels. I plan on installing the same on my new dink if we are going to Mexico again. Best we have seen out and about for what they are for. Everyone with other types commented on how much better ours were.
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Old 28-05-2016, 01:42   #19
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Re: Fitting wheels to inflatable dinghy: storage?

just finished making my own..... 2 x alum. square section , one per side, with 2 x 100mm/4 inch lawnmower type wheels with a 40mm tyre width each with plastic hubs using one bolt through the wheels as axle and alum. square section.........2 alum. angle per side bolted through transom......used 4 x 4mm x 78mm
R clips per assembly....tied onto a length of lacing......leave top R clip in to swivel up......pull all out to remove square section with wheels attached.....takes seconds ....cheap.....and works well.....all parts from local hardware......
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Old 28-05-2016, 04:11   #20
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Re: Fitting wheels to inflatable dinghy: storage?

We've got Beachmaster wheels and find them the perfect solution. When we go off shore we remove the wheels from their brackets and pack up the inflatable. It really takes no more time than it did before we had the wheels. And the shells work very well on sand, concrete, whatever


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Old 29-05-2016, 09:20   #21
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just finished making my own..... 2 x alum. square section , one per side, with 2 x 100mm/4 inch lawnmower type wheels with a 40mm tyre width each with plastic hubs using one bolt through the wheels as axle and alum. square section.........2 alum. angle per side bolted through transom......used 4 x 4mm x 78mm
R clips per assembly....tied onto a length of lacing......leave top R clip in to swivel up......pull all out to remove square section with wheels attached.....takes seconds ....cheap.....and works well.....all parts from local hardware......
Sounds good. Can you post a pic? One of the things that we found essential for our bigger dink on sandy beaches was to have the bigger tires. Small ones will sink in and it can be a bear to move the dink then. They also got over the odd rock much easier. We saw cruisers with small wheels really struggle.
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Sounds good. Can you post a pic? One of the things that we found essential for our bigger dink on sandy beaches was to have the bigger tires. Small ones will sink in and it can be a bear to move the dink then. They also got over the odd rock much easier. We saw cruisers with small wheels really struggle.
Yep, bigger the wheels easier they roll.

I am switching over to these low pressure types from the golf buggy wheels I presently have on the dingy. They are from Wheeleez.com.
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