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Old 10-05-2009, 20:48   #1
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Dinghy wheels

Could someone recommend a brand of inexpensive dinghy wheels that I could buy to add onto my inflatable? I have a 10 foot inflatable dinghy with wooden floor and an 8hp motor, which probably weigh over 160lbs together. Are there some wheels that would fit under the dinghy with the motor still mounted on the transom so that it would be easier to drag the dinghy up onto the beach?

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Old 10-05-2009, 22:28   #2
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you want to make sure that the wheels have alot of surface area. If they don't they will sink into the sand and then . . . .

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Old 10-05-2009, 23:19   #3
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Joe...I whole-heartedly recommend DaNard dinghy wheels. Google DaNard Marine Products.
High quality, smart design (no pins to fuss with), and very supportive customer service (super important when you're in another country, and you need some help from them).
Not affiliated in anyway, other than a very satisfied customer.
Oh, to answer your question...yes, they fit on your transom along with your outboard. They are not the cheapest wheels out there, but the quality is worth it.
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Old 08-09-2009, 15:06   #4
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Joe; A word to the wise, Pneumatic tires essential on sand, tubular aluminum struts with pin holes drilled through will bend and break, plastic wheel hubs will eventually wear out or crack. You get what you pay for. Rene
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