Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor 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.
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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by ChrisParish » 01 Jul 2018, 17:35

Those are the ones from Pacermarine - their Air RIB wheels. I’ll call them in the morning.
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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by ChrisParish » 02 Jul 2018, 09:51

I’ve spoken to PacerMarine and they said that their Air RIB wheels are not as good as the Honda ones. Now I am confused. Help!
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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by ChrisParish » 02 Jul 2018, 11:29

Narners to it :P
I have ordered the Air RIB ones from PacerMarine, which are the same ones Paul B linked to on eBay.
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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by ChrisParish » 05 Jul 2018, 16:01

The Air Rib wheels from Pacer Marine have arrived. They seem very sturdy.
The material is 2.3mm thick on the brackets and 2mm thick on the walls of the main tubes / legs. The joint on the end to the axle looks good and solid.
It came with caps to fit over the brackets when rolling the boat, although they are so tight as to be almost unusable. I have cut a slit in the side of them so I could get them off!
The boat should be arriving tomorrow and I will be fitting the wheels over the weekend, so I will keep you all posted!
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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by scubajack » 05 Jul 2018, 16:29

I found that all that was required in the end caps was a light smear of silicone grease and they pop on and off with ease.

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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by ChrisParish » 05 Jul 2018, 17:43

That would probably have worked as well. 😳
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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by The Hobbit » 05 Jul 2018, 18:40

Make sure you fit the wheels as wide as possible on the transom to reduce wobble / increase stability. The brackets are shaped to go next to the tube.
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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by ChrisParish » 05 Jul 2018, 19:01

Will do! I’ll take some photos and let you all know how I get on. The boat should arrive tomorrow, all being well.
Should the brackets go snug against the tube or against the rubber join bit (don’t know what you would call that)
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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by The Hobbit » 05 Jul 2018, 19:55

ChrisParish wrote:
05 Jul 2018, 19:01
Will do! I’ll take some photos and let you all know how I get on. The boat should arrive tomorrow, all being well.
Should the brackets go snug against the tube or against the rubber join bit (don’t know what you would call that)
This is where they need to go Chris.
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Re: Aftermarket heavy duty Honwave air floor wheels

Post by ChrisParish » 05 Jul 2018, 20:09

Cheers, Hobbit!
That’s what I was expecting. Really excited about getting a new boat. 😁 :yay
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