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Landing with transom wheels

Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:03 pm

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

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:40 pm

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

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:02 am

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

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:47 pm

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

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:02 pm

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.

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 pm

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.

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:34 pm

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

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:13 pm

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

Re: Landing with transom wheels

Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:36 pm

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