Greeting from sunny Florida. This is my first post in the Forum, hello everyone
I ordered my AIT in August and according to my dealer it should be arriving soon. I'm very excited and can't wait! Selling my ‘04 Mirage Tandem to help $ for the new boat was an easy decision. I've already built the Trailex Trailer SUT 350-S. Just waiting now for my boat to get here.
My question is this: For transporting a AIT over soft beach sand
is anyone using the "Plug-In Hobie Trax2" Wheel Carts but with larger 30cm
Wheeleez Polyurethane Beach Wheels? http://www.wheeleez.com/beach-wheels-polyurethane.php
Did the stem of the axle allow for a larger tire? If not, I don't mind building a plug-in type cart that will accommodate a bigger tire and possibly even using a 42cm
wheel that will have a greater payload capacity. The problem I've seen with the 24cm wheels is that a AIT is difficult to maneuver because of it's weight.
When you pick up the bow to pull a AIT, the balance is mostly in the back. Wouldn't having a wheel cart placed in the rear scupper holes with sponge rubber balls or Hobie's "Post Collar Clamps" to support the hull, and large enough wheels to handle the weight of a AIT be the way to roll over soft sand?
I understand that Wheel Carts are subjective due to individual's needs, hull shapes and the specific terrains. We have a lot of great beaches to launch from where I live in Florida but with lots of soft sand to get thru. I'm 58 years old and I don't want to hurt my back.
Thank you to everyone for their great posts in this Forum.
sun E sailor