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Launch wheels for a roundtail Avon?

Postby marky0283 » 17 May 2018, 19:14

Hi all,

Some of you know I am doing up an old Avon Redshank from the 70's. One of the things I wanted to do was to fit some launching wheels or at least make some sort of device I can use to make moving it to the water easier. Because the boat is a roundtail design with a removable engine mount and no permanent transom I am not sure how to go about this.

Anybody got any ideas? :help
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Re: Launch wheels for a roundtail Avon?

Postby Cliff » 17 May 2018, 21:47

I reckon you are looking at a launch trolley, or knock up something like this with straps.
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Re: Launch wheels for a roundtail Avon?

Postby marky0283 » 18 May 2018, 10:12

Bit like a kayak dolly to put underneath and straps around the boat? Will get me to the waters edge at least so not a bad idea :-)
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Re: Launch wheels for a roundtail Avon?

Postby Paul » 21 May 2018, 22:17

Yup as above, either will suit your needs :thumbsup
The larger/wider the wheels the better for all surfaces during launching :idea:
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