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Help req with transom wheels

Post by solarsurfer » 12 Nov 2018, 13:52

Hi
Got these Honwave transom wheels, which come with a form.

Should it go like this ?
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Or like this ?
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Either way, (Which I would like to know the answer too) ends up screwing through the boats serial number here.
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Re: Help req with transom wheels

Post by harrison » 12 Nov 2018, 15:53

Simple answer ‘I dunno’ as never fitted Honwave wheels to a Honwave boat. Hopefully somebody may be along with actual experience. :thumbsup

However would generally advise to fit as far apart and as low as possible.

Go as near to tubes without wheels touching during lifting/lowering. Wider apart will provide more stability in use and more engine clearance on full lock.

For height, offer wheels up to check enough clearance between top of tyre/underside transom. More the better as more clearance for motor leg. The fitting template shows bottom pin nicely clearing the floor membrane turn up, which might not be achievable. Check first if vertical clearance is sufficient for this and if bolts clash with anything on the inside of transom such as floor retaining batten etc.
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Good luck. Best fit is usually a compromise. While not ideal may have to reposition HIN plate. Offer wheels up and check all positions first. :thumbsup
PS: Use a marine sealant on all holes.
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Re: Help req with transom wheels

Post by ChrisParish » 12 Nov 2018, 17:21

I would go with your second picture - get them as far apart as possible.

It looks like those wheels will stick up a really long way when in the up position.
Not a complete idiot - some parts are missing.

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Re: Help req with transom wheels

Post by chris moody » 12 Nov 2018, 19:45

I'd personally try to mount them lower down on the transom. It's all trial and error, but the lower you can mount the brackets the better.
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Re: Help req with transom wheels

Post by ChrisParish » 12 Nov 2018, 20:19

chris moody wrote:
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I'd personally try to mount them lower down on the transom. It's all trial and error, but the lower you can mount the brackets the better.
It looks like the wheels in question have some kind of fastener at the bottom of the transom, which would prevent the wheels from being mounted very low.

Any chance you could post some pics of the wheels, Solarsurfer?
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Re: Help req with transom wheels

Post by Martin » 12 Nov 2018, 20:55

It would probably help if you could show an image or two of the transom wheels and mounts.
We’re all kinda guessing you’ve bought the Honda marine ones ?

As said, getting the wheels as low and as wide as possible is usually the way to go, I think Harrison said “there’s usually a compromise” that’s unfortunately often correct, so getting the best you can out of them is an ideal fit.

Check clearance in both up and down positions, the spray flap between the transom and the sponsons is there for a reason, although some have removed/peeled back that flap - it often results in water coming over the transom and into the hull.

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Re: Help req with transom wheels

Post by solarsurfer » 13 Nov 2018, 11:56

Hi all.

here is pics from a dealer website. I have looked at drilling the bottom "stop", but from what I can see this hole is right inline with the aly strip at the bottom of the transom that holds the floor into place.
Any suggestions ?
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Re: Help req with transom wheels

Post by Namibiafrank » 13 Nov 2018, 13:17

Hi Solar Is that Bridger Marine as i am sure that was/is my boat :o
Mine is fitted exactly as the picture shown with no problems at all :thumbsup
Just a word of warning i lost one of the mushrooms at the bottom and its near impossible to find, you have to buy a new set of wheels so had mine machined (copy) and locktite 243 and a spare to go in the box :drive

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Re: Help req with transom wheels

Post by harrison » 13 Nov 2018, 14:38

Well sounds like it’s possible to fit.

Assuming you can’t position so mushroom pins are either above or below the floor retainer extrusion. Is it possible to remove this aluminium section, fit pin nuts, and refix. If a box section might need to drill out a hole in rear face for bolts. Also may be possible to use recessed type nuts instead if they’ll spread the load. The pins will be taking quite a pull out force in use so best not skimp on fixings.

Playing devils advocate here, and before you start drilling transom, are you convinced you need transom wheels as you have a trailer. The T40 fully loaded (probably not far shy of 200kg) will be a beast to move any distance. Why not just launch with trailer.
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Re: Help req with transom wheels

Post by solarsurfer » 13 Nov 2018, 15:59

Why not just launch with trailer.


Yup agree !
Been thinking about it today, and I think launching without the wheels is the way to go.
Its too heavy for one, and i recon a prob for 2.
This boat lark has gotta be reasonably easy, and we can also preload up the boat before launch as well.

This will also give me more room at the back for rod holders, camera, tall aerial, poss a light or two, etc as well.
Been looking at where the engine mounts, I can raise the engine about 15mm, but this still leaves about 25mm ish below the bottom. Also the engine will still rock a bit, so put a block of wood in between engine and transom at the bottom and when strapped will solve this bouncing.

Also now got a decent outboard lock, wheel clamp, locking nuts for the wheels and the spare and a hitch lock !

Getting there ! :thumbsup

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