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 Post subject: Hobie Dolly question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:14 am 
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Hi

Can someone please tell me if i can use my hobie heavy duty cart soft sand tires (Wheeleez) on this hobie dolly with hard tires. And does Hobie sells the parts like craddle and crossbar.

https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... DUUQ8wIIBg

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Dolly question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:25 am 
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The Dolly is able to use hard or sand tires by having and adjustable length axle. We don't sell the crossbar. The cradle is replaceable. The wheels are much larger (42cm) than the Trax cart wheels, so the smaller wheels would not fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Dolly question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:04 pm 
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Thank you Matt.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Dolly question
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:24 pm 
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nap wrote:
Hi

Can someone please tell me if i can use my hobie heavy duty cart soft sand tires (Wheeleez) on this hobie dolly with hard tires. And does Hobie sells the parts like craddle and crossbar.

https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... DUUQ8wIIBg

thank you

I shot a video on the subject

https://youtu.be/ZQwd0J_gioM

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Dolly question
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:20 pm 
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Thanks Rob for sharing. Its pricey so its in my last priority list. Besides all in the places i go i can take the trailer real close to the water. So i individually pull tbem oit on the trailer and assemble at the launching spot.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Dolly question
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:30 pm 
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Folks, please don't forget the "old-fashioned" solution.... inflatable boat rollers. I just bought one from my local chandler for under $A33.

It is about a foot in diameter, three feet long, and has a maximum weight capacity of 200kg (eg way more than even a loaded TI)

Using one of these (or even several if the beach is wide), you place the roller about ten feet back from the rudder, and then slide the Island off the trailer onto the roller, and as you slide it back, the Island will roll back, as does the roller, until the balance point is reached. You can then go park the trailer. If you then walk back to the rudder end, and pull the Island back using the rear handle, until the weight starts to get too much. At that point, you can either pull the roller out from the front and insert it under the rudder, or insert a second roller. You can then proceed to roll back further until you reach the water.

I have seen this method used for full-sized powerboats (there are larger rollers avasilable with a 400kg capacity each), so sometimes the old-school methods can be worth considering, especially at such a relatively puny cost.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Dolly question
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:40 am 
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Tonyscott u lucky to live in a place where u can easily reach the beach with your car, so that your boat is at a few feet from the water
where i live this is rarely possible and therefore a real cart is mostly needed


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Dolly question
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:44 am 
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Sardinian Islander wrote:
Tonyscott u lucky to live in a place where u can easily reach the beach with your car, so that your boat is at a few feet from the water
where i live this is rarely possible and therefore a real cart is mostly needed

Of course my suggestion won't suit everyone, but I suspect at least some will see it as a "lightbulb moment" which will be very handy in their own circumstances. Personally, I would normally launch my TI from a formed boat ramp, so I will only need the inflatable roller for exceptional situations but that cost is hard to beat.

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