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 Post subject: Beach wheel suggestions?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:02 am 
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Now I'm looking to buy some beach wheels, but am a little baffled by the opitons in the catalog. Any sugggestions?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:08 am 
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I bought some Cat Trax out of the catalog. Expensive, but well worth the money. They do really well on the soft sand. They also fit on my trailer perfectly.

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 Post subject: Cat Trax
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:52 pm 
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I also have Cat Trax and in the soft sand of MI they work great. Get the cradles also. I bolted two parallel pieces of steel galvanized conduit down to my trailer and can slide them under the boat for travel.

Expensive but worth the money.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:49 pm 
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Try these, will cost you less than $100 if you don't need cradles and under $200 if you do. :) :) :)

http://www.geocities.com/mec_coleman/tip13.htm

I made some of these. Work GREAT on soft and hard sand. 8) Not to good on uneven ground. :x VERY light, just put on hulls and tie to trailer.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:15 pm 
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Check out this beach wheel design!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 4594360818


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 Post subject: Same Barrels
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:01 am 
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What more needs to be said. Those are the same

barrels that I used. :)

Doug


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:47 am 
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How do you attach the beach wheels so they do not slide when pushing the boat?

Mine slide back, however I suspect that this may be due to the small wheels that I am using.

I will be trying the suggestions in the links. Thanks all.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:18 am 
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You connect a line to the ends of the beach wheel axel. Then you tie the bitter end of that line to the shrouds when the wheels are under the boat.

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