By far, the worst part of owning a dinghy is getting it into and out of the water, either from ship or shore. Weaver Industries builds a host of hardware solutions to make these necessary dinghy tasks more practical, from davits to chocks, hoists, and other accessories. But if you constantly find yourself dragging your dinghy up and down a beach, scraping it over barnacled rocks or struggling through soft sand, then Weaver’s wheels may also be an option for you.
Able to handle up to 600 pounds of combined tender, gear, tank, and motor weight, the brackets and wheels allow transit over suspect terrain, and certainly beat attempting the backbreaking lift-and-slide routine. Putting the bulk of the weight on its wheels allows an operator to move the tender easily. Ah, physics!
Simply mount the stainless steel brackets to the transom of your inflatable or hardshell tender. Its ultra-durable, 10-inch wheels are made from roto-molded plastic, and while operating the dinghy, the wheels rotate outboard so that even when the motor is stowed and tilted in its upper and locked position, the wheels do not interfere. As a bonus, the wheels easily pull out of their brackets for longer-term stowage. -Cooper