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Old 03-10-2007, 04:35 PM   #1
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Anyone who has cruised in way out places that have high tidal rises will know that the biggest pain in the butt is to drag your dinghy (weighted with the outboard) up the beach and above the highwater mark.

Some 10 years ago I bought a pair of dinghy wheels from WestMarine. The two s/s tubular brackets bolted upright onto the transom and the wheels could be lowered/raised as a "slide" inside the "tubes" and set with a s/s pin. The important thing is that the wheels were about 18" diam., and the inflatable tyres about 8/9" wide. Ideal to pull a dinghy over sand.

Does anyone know whether these are still being made and where they can be obtained.
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http://shop.sailboatowners.com/category.ht...00&cat=2806

Take a peek at the above site.

I have the super fattie ones. Here in Darwin we are faced with a 7-9 metre tidal range...Wheels are a must. West Marine still sells the Wheel-A-Weigh (16" tyres) and I think the once famous 'Wheel-eze' are still being made somewhere on the planet. Most sets of tender wheels these days seem to be pivoting, rather than the telescopic type which you describe.

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I Googled "dinghy wheels" and found many links.

One site in the UK:

http://www.dinghywheels.co.uk/

calls them dinghy coasters and offers an optional extra Tote Trolley which will give you a very useful trolley for collecting fuel or moving heavy loads to and from the boat.

Clicking on a few of the sites, there are a lot of options in materials, sizes, and mounting methods.

I only looked at a few sites and did not find a site with inflatable wheels, but if you click on enough of them, they may be there.
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http://shop.sailboatowners.com/category.ht...00&cat=2806

Take a peek at the above site.

I have the super fattie ones. Here in Darwin we are faced with a 7-9 metre tidal range...Wheels are a must. West Marine still sells the Wheel-A-Weigh (16" tyres) and I think the once famous 'Wheel-eze' are still being made somewhere on the planet. Most sets of tender wheels these days seem to be pivoting, rather than the telescopic type which you describe.

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Thanks David - these are them:

http://shop.sailboatowners.com/detail.htm?...52&cat=2806
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