Boat Wheels, Dinghy Wheels
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Here I send you three pictures of our newly mounted retractable wheels on the beach in Corsica.
We could not do without them any more.
Great system which works flawless! Good old Kiwi ingenuity!!!
Got the wheels and was super eager to fit them.
Did not take long at all.
I had the plastic style fold up wheels before. After using the Beachmaster wheels the plastic ones are just toys.
Fold up and down so easy.
One thing that was great was the ease we could get it up a rocky beach.
Here is a few pics on a couple of beaches on Hinchinbrook Island QLD.
I purchased a set of removable Beachmaster wheels for my 12ft Zodiac Cadet 360 RIB with a 20HP Suzuki engine, and I LOVE them! We've adventured to and beached our Zodiac, The Spook, on many of the islands in Salem and Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA.
We received compliments from the boatyard that helped us install them, and other boaters have said they're jealous of our rig when they see us pull right up onto the rocky New England shore.
Soon, I'll be scuba diving from The Spook and tucking into island nooks and crannies to hunt for lobster and scout the perfect picnic spots. Happy boating!
The Beachmaster wheels in the down position allow me to access Black Water Wildlife Refuge in southern Maryland USA using the soft boat launch.
When the wheels are folded up in the stored position they are out of the way of the motor and create no drag when moving.
Overall I am extremely pleased.
Detachable wheels installed on Highfield 2.4 rollup inflatable. Your pdf templates were invaluable to determine whether they would fit.
There is a 30mm lip at the bottom of the transom plus an angle bar on the inside that holds the inflatable floor down.
I used 20 mm marine ply (sealed) to mount the plate on to clear the lip and reinforce the aluminium transom. It had to be set as low as possible so one bolt would fit under the angle bar inside with room for the large washer.
I used polymorph plastic pellets to fashion covers for the ends of the bolts on the inside for extra protection of the inflatable floor.
Not as neat a Neil Downing's aluminium plates but just another solution to get over the larger transom lip.
Anyway, it's done and I'm delighted. (It works well on the living room floor).
Living aboard our Hans Christian 33 full time means we had to fit our Beachmaster wheels using the foredeck as our workshop, but it was an easy process. As you can see, I AM NOW MASTER OF THE BEACH. And it's all thanks to your remarkably well designed and engineered product.
Dene and Pam Waring
SV Starfish, NZ
Hi Beachmaster ,
What can I say. Delivery arrived to me in Wollongong NSW Australia in around 5 days. Packaged well with no issues.
Install was very easy. My friend has a set on his 300 wanderer. My Son has a 335 Savage Gull that we like to use up estuaries with limited access YOUR PRODUCT IS AWSOME. Hands down the best retractable system I have ever experienced. Everybody I show says the same thing. Simple , Lite Weight , Strong. The folding mechanism just blows me away.
I have attached a few pictures. I will send more due to the increase of use thanks to you Guys. You should be very proud of your product and I wish you guys all the success you deserve.
PS you may see increase in orders on the South Coast of NSW Australia. Everywhere I launch people are asking me about them. I am passing on your details.
Great wheels just ordered my second set.
Thanks so much for our new wheels. Delivery was so fast to Australia and we love them. So much better in the sand than our previous ones. Happy wife, happy life.
Attaching some photos, hope you can use them.
Thanks again, cheers
Subject: Another Happy Customer, Mission Accomplished.
The subject line says it all. Very happy with the beach master product. I'm glad I went with the quick disconnect, as I've had many compliments about my dingy setup for back pack camping. When I show them how quickly the wheels come off there is always a wow! Pictures are getting from my campsite to the water. The tag line would read "Taking the boat for a walk"..
Pictures are at Higgins Lake State Campground, Higgins lake, Michigan USA. Aug 2021
Thanks a bunch
Kia Ora Beachmaster
I recently purchased a set of your detachable wheels and so impressed and happy with your product and Kiwi design, you should be congratulated.
I had made some aluminium plates fitted to both sides of the thin transom to give more strength given I was attaching to a tinny. I also took the liberty of designing a boarding ladder for our diving trips, it fits beautifully to your support pins and interchangeable.
Onetangi Beach – Waiheke Island
Hi there Jenny,
Want to thank you so much for the new set of wheels. The biggest mistake I made was trying to cut cost when I purchased my inflatable and buying the cheaper plastic set of wheels that were ok, but maybe really not preferable for my size inflatable. If I can give anyone some advice, it would be to not hesitate when considering the purchase of your set of wheels. They worked absolutely how I had hoped. So easy to use and tuck away just how you want. It has made my time at the boat ramps so much easier and I no longer have the problem of being stopped when rolling over holes or crevices. Thank you so much. I have included a couple of pics you may use if you like. They are from the old to the new. And putting the boat in and out.
Just finished installing and using my removable Beachmasters. I’m on the hook waiting on weather so I installed them on the beach. Easy to install and to use thanks so much. Oh and that’s a bald eagle hanging out with me while I work.
Port Townsend, Washington
Greetings from California, USA. Beachmaster wheels are the best launch wheel design I can find anywhere, amazing, really convenient to use!
Here are some photos and my inflatable dinghy, out for a spin.
To whom it may concern,
I would like to express my gratitude for such a well designed and high quality product at a reasonable price. I installed these on a new Highfield CL290 with a 9.8 Tohatsu and they work perfectly. I also manufactured a tow bar that allows me to tow the boat behind an ATV at slow speed a short distance for launching, thanks to the Beachmaster wheels on the back. I couldn't be more satisfied with this product and will gladly recommend to others.
Hansville, Wa 98340 USA
Please Note: Beachmaster do not recommend vehicle towing.
The wheels are designed to be towed by hand at walking speed only.
Attached are a few photos of my install on a 2019 Zodiac Wave 310 Air Floor. I tried using the blu tack method but it didn’t hold. My suggestion is to purchase (USA) 8 1/2 inch deep u clamps from Harbor Freight ($6.99 each) and clamp the bracket in position. Use a longer than usual 1/4” drill bit so your drill doesn’t hit the bracket and prevent you from drilling all the way through the transom.
My Harbor Freight was out of stock so I had to improvise. I held my bracket in position, made sure of clearances, and with a hand level leveled and plumed it. Holding it in place I drilled the first hole and put in the thru bolt. I leveled and plumed it again and drilled the diagonal hole as per instructions and bolted. Then I drilled the other two holes. I attached the brackets bolting inside to out. I did not want protruding bolt and nut inside the boat. All holes filled with 5200 sealer as were bolts and bracket parts per instructions. I could not be happier.
It took a while to get them in these COVID times, but I have done my research and the Beachmaster wheels are outstanding in quality and design. The removable brackets are ingenious.
Hi Jenny, I wanted to share some pictures of the installation first outing with the new wheels. They worked great! Beach pics are from Fort Clinch National Park near our home in Jacksonville, Florida.
We installed on our Zodiac Cadet 390 RIB with Yamaha 25hp. I had to add spacers to accommodate the transom lip.
Thanks for the great product!
As you can see the Beachmaster wheels are on our Purdon dinghy. Previously it has been a real effort to get the dinghy out of the water and up this steep wooden boat ramp but not any more. We chose the detachable wheels as we leave the dinghy on the bank upside down. Next time, the wheels are on in seconds and we can be back in the water with little effort heading back to our yacht.
Your wheels were highly recommended by our friend Chris Brearley of Barnes Bay Tasmania and we couldn't be happier.
Congratulations on a great product.
Tracy &, Russell Dobell-Mobbs
Enclosed are pictures of our two dinghies with Beachmaster Wheels.
Our first set are on an old dinghy. We use it as a means to get to our yacht, on it’s mooring.
The wheels are terrific as it enables easy movement of the dinghy over the very rocky shoreline.
The latest pair we purchased have been fitted to our new tender, a Highfield rigid inflatable dinghy.
We purchased the dinghy with the proviso that we fitted Beachmaster wheels. Whilst we haven’t used the tender much,
we are very pleased with how manageable it is to move the dinghy, especially in the shed!!!
Thanks very much,
Thanks for the wheels
They make it possible to get to my house.
Gig Harbor WA
Thanks for the parts, sorry it took so long to get a photo.
I have put the wheels on my 2.7 meter mac dingy. We live in Rangitane and have our own jetty and boatramp. In the past I had to pull the boat up on a beach trailer which required two people to do it. Now with the beachmaster wheels I can easy to do it on my own. The wheels are easy to use even through the mud and rock. I fully recommend beachmaster wheels for the ease of use, installation and overall quality.
We absolutely love our Beachmaster wheels!
They installed effortlessly onto our Highfield Classic 340 dinghy and stay clear from our outboard. It’s nice having these easily tuck up and out of the way. Beaching our dinghy is now a one man job which is great! Thank you for a great product that works!
Jay & Janel
I am attaching photos of my removable Beachmaster wheels in action in south Fiordland last summer. They worked well on the 3.2 m inflatable. They made it really easy and safe to launch and retrieve the boat on sand and gravel beaches, without having to remove the outboard and tank.
Warm greetings from Bodtedt/Germany to New Zeeland.
Finally got the inflatable crafted together,the Slip Wheels are off.
Thats the absolute best thing l've ever had in my Hands.
Thanks for the exellent quality to the manufacturer...
Happy to say I received my Beachmaster Removable Mount Set of wheels and installed them on my 14’ Aluminum Boat that I use to get to my cottage North of Vancouver Canada. Gotta say I love them! I could easily pull my boat out of the water on rocky terrain without dragging the hull. Excellent design and function. I found the blu-tac methed of hole alignment made the first mount difficult to fit over the installed studs (hole accuracy is critical), so for the second wheel I just drilled 1/4” holes through the hull using the clamped-in eyelets as drill guides and installed one bolt after each hole drilled. That seemed to work better for alignment.
Considering doing the same for my inflatable boat next.
Really enjoying the mobility here in KY/USA!
Painless installation (well, all but drilling holes in a brand new boat...I got over it) and full range of tiller motion with a simply great design. Well done!
Danville KY USA
I have just Received my boat, and Beachmaster wheels , and have just finished fitting them, I propped the boat up and used
your blutak method with a few blocks of wood to hold the weight of the wheels, once I had one set level etc I drilled one
hole and bolted it on with sealer under it, I then drilled and fitted the rest allowing the weight of the boat onto the wheel.
once checks the rest were sealed and tightened. I used big washers as others have done,
other folding wheels may be a bit cheaper but these are the best , I'm very happy with your product, and would totally
recommend to others who are considering wheels for their dingy,
again many thanks and here's a few pics,
Thanks for sending the wheels all the way from NZ to Scotland. The wheels were fitted and have been fully tested this past cruising summer; a really good product which transforms handling the dinghy out of the water. Highly recommended.
Picture taken in Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne, Scotland. The picture of our dinghy ashore is on the Isle of Bute, Scotland.
I am very satisfied with the design, with the quality, I have never had of wheel so brilliant. I navigate in south Brittany in France, photo were taken in the Ile de Groix, I practise especially the fairground anchorage.
Just wanted to say that your product is faultless. It's easy to fit and is so simple to use.
The engineering is great and I expect it will last for years to come.
Our maiden voyage was to Castle Sween on the west coast of Scotland where the wheels proved their worth.
Many thanks for supplying a brilliant product.
I am very impressed with the build quality of these wheels.
They are excellent and everything I had hoped for from a set of dinghy wheels.
Please Note: Beachmaster do not recommend vehicle towing.
The wheels are designed to be towed by hand at walking speed only.
Photos of our kids loving the beachmaster wheels!
Just wanted to say thank you for manufacturing such an incredible product. Your product has made getting my dingy from the motorhome to the water a breeze. There are not any manufacturers making wheels for boats in the United States, that even come close to the ease of operation and installation as your product does. These Beachmaster wheels are truly unique and very light for the sturdiness that they are. I'm so glad I was able to find and order your product from California, United States. Attached are two pictures of your product being used on a 10 1/2 foot dingy with a 6 hp motor on Little Grass Valley Reservoir in the Sierra Mountains of California.
Thanks again for your exceptional service and product
Tom St Clair
We wanted to let you know how happy we are with your product. They are high quality, easy to install, easy to use, fantastic! I have enclosed a couple pictures and a short video of us rolling it down and into the water. Also we wanted to say how pleased and amazed we were that it only took from Monday to Thursday to have them delivered and in our hands! Your wheels are awesome.
Bill & Jan Bodine
Sarasota, Florida, USA
Thank you for you very prompt & efficient despatch of my order.
I installed the Beachmaster Removable Dinghy Wheels on my brand new 3m inflatable air deck dinghy last week and have spent most of the weekend out on the beautiful Gippsland Lakes, running in my 9.8HP O/Board and ensuring that I had no leaks after installing the wheel mounts. All good - no leaks.
The dinghy wheels are fantastic and enable me ( or anyone) to manage and move the dinghy - complete with outboard motor, fuel and other stuff - with very little effort.
Without the wheels, I could not manage all this by myself and it would require a lot more effort.
They are a dream come true and brought a smile to my face every time I activated the mechanism to launch or retrieve the dinghy.
Everyone who has noticed the wheels attached to the transom has said what a great concept they are and I can only agree - brilliant.
I cannot say that installing the removable wheels was the easiest thing I have done - although I didn't have any serious problems. I found the installation instructions somewhat confusing as their seemed to be bits of information in various locations;
1. Written instructions that came with the kit
2. Templates and photographic installation instructions on the website.
I didn't use the bluetack method of prefit- but used clamps, square and tape measure to determine the best position for the wheels.
One of the things that I was mindful of was ensuring that the wheels would not interfere with the operation of the outboard motor - something I would recommend everyone bear in mind. I also tried to position the wheel brackets as far apart as possible on the transom - but not so far that the dinghys pontoon rubber seals would cause the four mounting studs to be uneven and not easily create a watertight seal on the back of the transom.
Your installation instructions and photos seem to relate to a hard shell dinghy rather than an inflatable. I think it would be helpful to add additional points to consider when installing onto an inflatable. Inflatables are ideally suited to the removable wheel model - thereby enabling the dinghy to be deflated and rolled up for transportation and storage.
This photo was taken after I had installed the wheels and outboard motor onto my inflatable air deck dinghy. They certainly take the hassle out of moving the dinghy about and make launching and retrieving a breeze.
I installed the removable wheel model so that I can deflate the dinghy for transportation and storage.
My grandson can now launch his tinny through the mangroves by himself. Photo attached.
I thought you might like a picture of your product on the shores of Lake Tahoe, California. These wheels do just the trick on the rocky shoreline of Lake Tahoe. I couldn't manage without them. They're terrific!
Photos attached - appreciate the prompt service……
Nice piece of engineering, very impressed and they work as promised. I am looking forward to a long service life.
We love our new beachmaster wheels easy to assemble & super easy to use.
Callaga Bay NSW Australia.
Here is a picture of our dinghy with it's new wheels. They work well on most of the beaches we are visiting here in the Northern Territory. So easy to pop on, and would highly recommend them. Takes the worry out of a high and dry heavy dinghy.
Just to let you know these wheels work great,used normally or with the inflatable upside down. It is a 3.2mtr Mercury with a 15hp Mercury motor and it is quite easy to launch and retrieve by one person.
Just sorting through pictures from our summer adventures on our sailboat, and would like to share this picture of my wife Anna and our inflatable tender with your Beachmaster boat wheels, at Mistake Island in downeast Maine. Our first season with the wheels installed and they proved to be a great asset! Especially with the 14 foot tidal range of downeast Maine, we need to be able to roll the dingy up quite far on the beach to prepare for an incoming tide. Thank you for a great design and ease of use!
Bob and Anna
Now after using your product for half a year I can say that it is the best wheels on the market. I had no problems launching my 4m honwave with engine and gear on a sandy beach. It saves time and money when the closest boat slip is far away. The design is fantastic! I love the way they retract and that always attracts attention of fellow boaters. Totally worth the money it costs!
Anatolij from Lithuania
I just wanted to pass on my thanks for your great product. We recently bought the removable wheel set to fit to our 3.4m Zodiac. They work really well, the photos below were taken at Osprey bay in the Ningaloo Reef area in North Western Australia. As my boat is foldable, having a sturdy lightweight set or removable wheels was necessary. Your wheels performed very well both in the soft sand with two people lifting the boat and the wheels providing additional support when launching and landing. When on the hard surfaces they were also fantastic enabling me to manoeuvre the boat inclusive of motor and fuel tank by my self. I was particularly impressed with the engineering and sturdiness of the wheels given their light weight. When it came time to pack up they are very easily removed and stored, allowing me to fold the boat.
All the best
I'm very happy to say the Beachmaster wheels work great on our 12.5' Zodiac with 30hp Yamaha. Excellent design, solid construction, easy deployment and unobtrusive when retracted. The ordering and delivery process was fast and easy. I highly recommend these wheels.
Here's a photo from Big Majors Spot, Bahamas. Too much fun is almost enough.
Your wheels are Awesome.
I can finally move my 250 lbs dinghy by myself.
We normally need 3 people to move this dinghy.
Dinghy is a HighField CL 340 HYP.
Herewith some pics of the Beachmaster wheels now installed on my AB10.
32mm solid white nylon bar was cut to 25mm in length to space the wheels away from the transom to clear the hull and they work fine.
I was so impressed with your Beachmaster wheels, I purchased a second set of wheels for my other tender.
I own a Perry 43 catamaran & have two tenders that fit on the targa bar. The fibreglass cat tender I use on Lake Macquarie & the Naiad inflatable tender with a metal bottom I use when I'm cruising up & down the coast.
I have used other beach wheels with little success. The Beachmaster wheels are extremely easy to operate & have solved the problem of moving the tenders on dry land.
The recent purchase of your wheels was on the 2/5/16.
I have attached a couple of photos.
Hi, I would like to say that we are very happy with your dinghy wheels, they are so well manufactured and work extremely well on my 3.8m Beachmaster Aakron inflatable.
They make such a difference when beaching and launching. Just amazing!
Warren and Toni
I have attached a couple of photos that I thought you might be interested in viewing.
The photos were taken at property that we own in the federal Kootznoowoo wilderness on northern Admiralty Island in Alaska. Our property borders a very productive salmon stream (Wheeler Creek) and as a result, during the mid-summer and late-summer months we have a substantial amount of brown bear activity in and around our property who feed on the salmon. We use the Zodiac shown in the photo to navigate up and down the stream, and often go out on the nearby ocean. Wheeler Creek drains into Southeast Alaska’s ocean waters.
However, due to the bear activity in the area, we are not able to leave the Zodiac out overnight near the edge of the Creek as the bears would like “play” with the Zodiac and would probably puncture it. Before buying and installing the Beachmaster tire set, we had to deflate the Zodiac every time that we used it and haul about 200-yards to store it safely in a shed near our cabin. It was a big hassle. Now with the Beachmaster tire set I can simply pull the Zodiac (inflated) to our cabin using a Rokon that I have on the property, store it overnight, and then the next day haul it down to the Creek to use that day. It avoids having to inflate, and deflate the Zodiac. This inflating and deflating the Zodiac sounds like a simple process but this process took a lot of time and effort—with the Beachmaster boat wheels all of that hassle is avoided.
I really like your product and am installing on another Zodiac that I have on another cabin that we have about 30 miles from our Wheeler Creek property.