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Launch Wheels

Post by Angus » 27 Jun 2018, 09:31

I fitted launch wheels to my Honwave 4m, but the inflatable tyres soon perished and the valves corroded. Also the thin tyres would sink into gravel, sand or pebbles. I overcame this by removing the wheels with their inflatable tyres, and fitted solid plastic wheels with broad flat, solid rubber tyres as used on gardening equipment such as wheelbarrows - I got them from a garden centre for much cheapness. If you are having problems with your disproportionately-expensive launching wheels, you may want to try this yourself.
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Re: Launch Wheels

Post by Stray » 27 Jun 2018, 12:18

They sound like Sand Hopper wheels, have they got a positive or negative buoyancy?

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Re: Launch Wheels

Post by Angus » 28 Jun 2018, 08:09

Haven't a clue. I'll try to get a photo but my boat is miles away, don't hold your breath...

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Re: Launch Wheels

Post by Paul » 28 Jun 2018, 21:40

I suspect you're both referring to this type of wheel/tyre combo :idea:
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Re: Launch Wheels

Post by Angus » 05 Jul 2018, 08:38

That's exactly the type I use! Well done.

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Re: Launch Wheels

Post by Bella580 » 21 Jul 2018, 07:51

Where did you get them from please tyre ,s

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Re: Launch Wheels

Post by pritch » 21 Jul 2018, 21:23

I think the rubber inflatable tyres are a good all rounder.
This week I went from soft sand to a stone beach with some big stones dotted about. I don't think those wheels above would've been up to the job.

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Re: Launch Wheels

Post by Paul » 21 Jul 2018, 21:33

Bella580 wrote:
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Where did you get them from please tyre ,s
From TrailerTek
Wheels https://www.trailertek.com/trailer-part ... rim-1-bore
You'll need the bushes to fit the wheel to your sized spindle https://www.trailertek.com/search/?q=bushes
If in doubt call them

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Re: Launch Wheels

Post by Bella580 » 22 Jul 2018, 02:19

Thanks Paul

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Re: Launch Wheels

Post by SEMTEX » 22 Jul 2018, 10:09

Sorry to be a Pain and Hijack the thread , have got a Honvave MX-300/0 AL and want to make a set of Launch wheels but not sure how so could anyone show me a Photo or 2 to guide me please

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