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Old 09-11-2013, 17:51   #1
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Dinghy wheels gone wild

Currently anchored in Turtle Bay, Mx. My crew and I saw many large Pangas on the beach and wondered how they got up so high up the beach. That was until one motored by and I saw wheels with hubcaps turning on the Panga as it passed us.
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Re: Dinghy wheels gone wild

hahaha.. I wouldnt do it. But I love the creativity of the third ( or should I say second) world.
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Old 09-11-2013, 19:03   #3
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Re: Dinghy wheels gone wild

Ya...they just push it a little up the beach, hook their pick-up to it and up she goes.
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Re: Dinghy wheels gone wild

Celestialsailor is correct... very common practice south of the border, particularly on a sandy beach that occasionally gets pounded with surf... like driving on pavement! Phil
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Re: Dinghy wheels gone wild

They probably act as buoyancy compensators or bilge keels too.

Or as fenders at the dock. They could have many uses.
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No doubt. But the boat sure was slow...
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