Landing with transom wheels

A sib is a soft floor inflatable boat (SIB) that will roll up and fit into a bag to ease with carrying or storage.
There are many different manufacturers and floor designs to suit your needs.
Post Reply
Willson
Newish Member, But I Like It Here
Posts: 13
Joined: 10 Sep 2017, 07:00
Boat Make: 3.4m zodiac
Outboard: Johnson 9.9 2 stroke
MMSI Number: 10
Location: North Wales
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Landing with transom wheels

Post by Willson » 11 Sep 2017, 20:03

I can see plenty of advise on launching, but could anyone describe or a few pointers/tips on beaching with transom wheels.
Ta

User avatar
Paul B
Supporting Member
Posts: 1972
Joined: 30 Dec 2014, 18:21
Boat Make: Honwave T38ie2
Outboard: Suzuki df9.9 (15hpconversion)
Location: Oban
Has thanked: 160 times
Been thanked: 258 times

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Post by Paul B » 11 Sep 2017, 20:40

Personally when I'm getting ready to return to the launch point or beaching my sib, I stay a reasonable distance from the shore, so that whilst I'm getting the wheels in place I don't drift too close, when getting the wheels into the downwards position I always turn the engine off, once in place I would then slowly motor in until I can clearly see the bottom, then lift my engine so as the prop is just under the water and continue like this until it's too close, then shut off and lift the engine fully up and row the last bit if required, but with the right conditions I can normally have enough speed to not even row
Chief Cook and Bottle washer
TRALEE BAY FISH N CHIPS


Honwave T38ie2 Suzuki DF 9.9 (15hp) conversion
Scooter perception kayak
Gosea fishing kayak

James
Mega Poster, I Really Need To Get Out More !
Posts: 1083
Joined: 01 Aug 2015, 12:25
Boat Make: F-Rib 360
Outboard: 1999 Johnson 2-Stroke 15 HP
MMSI Number: 235914355
Location: Copthorne, West Sussex
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 58 times
Contact:

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Post by James » 12 Sep 2017, 09:02

I do what Paul B says, however if the beach is sandy I don't bother putting my launch wheels down.
James

2015 F-Rib 360 married to a 1999 fully rebuilt 15hp 2 Stroke Johnson engine and 22 litre fuel tank.
Mods: Launch wheels, Towing Eyes, 2 Bench Seat Cushions, and 1 Bench Seat Bag
Boat name: Cichlid

Willson
Newish Member, But I Like It Here
Posts: 13
Joined: 10 Sep 2017, 07:00
Boat Make: 3.4m zodiac
Outboard: Johnson 9.9 2 stroke
MMSI Number: 10
Location: North Wales
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Post by Willson » 12 Sep 2017, 18:47

Ta all sounds fairly straight forward. Didn't want to hole my boat straight off.

User avatar
9-R
Super Poster
Posts: 779
Joined: 12 Feb 2016, 13:56
Boat Make: Boston Whaler Montauk 170
Outboard: Mercury 90hp EFI
Location: The Republic of Texas
Has thanked: 124 times
Been thanked: 95 times

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Post by 9-R » 13 Sep 2017, 16:02

We had our transom wheels tall enough that we could have the engine in the lowered position with several inches of clearance. So unless there were rocks present, we approached shore or the ramp with the transom and wheels down. Helped maintain better control all the way in. Also helped with balancing more of the weight over the wheels with the engine down and back.
Wrote a note said, 'back in a minute'. Bought a boat and I sailed off in it.

User avatar
Martin
Supporting Member
Posts: 4029
Joined: 30 Dec 2014, 13:05
Boat Make: F-Rib 3.75 - Special
Outboard: Suzuki Smoker DT9 (1978) , Suzuki DF20 efi
MMSI Number: 123456789
Location: Huddersfield - West Yorksire
Has thanked: 817 times
Been thanked: 373 times
Contact:

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Post by Martin » 13 Sep 2017, 19:02

Many of the aftermarket wheels seem quite short and don't tend to allow enough clearance for the outboard skeg to be clear of the ground.
I do exactly as Paul B described (slowly running in on shallow drive setting) and leave it as such to protect the bottom of the boat and outboard.
If I'm beaching for a while, I try and get the boat right out of the water on the launch wheels - obviously dependant on tide state as to whether it remains so.
If that's not possible due to the ground or boat weight under load I'd anchor out and wade in.
F-RibsAndSibs.Com.... :whistle
Because it's a big old WWworld out there :mrgreen:

Willson
Newish Member, But I Like It Here
Posts: 13
Joined: 10 Sep 2017, 07:00
Boat Make: 3.4m zodiac
Outboard: Johnson 9.9 2 stroke
MMSI Number: 10
Location: North Wales
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Post by Willson » 18 Sep 2017, 20:34

Cheers for the advice, helped loads with my second outing but no slipway this time.
Just need to find some friends with sea legs. :asskick

User avatar
Martin
Supporting Member
Posts: 4029
Joined: 30 Dec 2014, 13:05
Boat Make: F-Rib 3.75 - Special
Outboard: Suzuki Smoker DT9 (1978) , Suzuki DF20 efi
MMSI Number: 123456789
Location: Huddersfield - West Yorksire
Has thanked: 817 times
Been thanked: 373 times
Contact:

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Post by Martin » 18 Sep 2017, 21:13

Willson wrote:Cheers for the advice, helped loads with my second outing but no slipway this time.
Just need to find some friends with sea legs. :asskick
Dave, captain cod/pugwash, Arcusflyer, Pete and a few more are to the west of the Pennines and along the M62 corridor, if your wanting to get out with some of the guys - try posting up a proposed date/location on the events page to see who can attend and join you for some boating:fishing ..

Martin :cheers
F-RibsAndSibs.Com.... :whistle
Because it's a big old WWworld out there :mrgreen:

Willson
Newish Member, But I Like It Here
Posts: 13
Joined: 10 Sep 2017, 07:00
Boat Make: 3.4m zodiac
Outboard: Johnson 9.9 2 stroke
MMSI Number: 10
Location: North Wales
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Post by Willson » 19 Sep 2017, 17:36

Cheers I may well do that, primarily plan to get out on the north wales coast. May venture to the lakes at some point. :)

Post Reply

Return to “SIB - Soft Inflatable Boat”