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Boat Wheels project complete

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My Porta Bote is real nice, but there is a lot of stuff to move the water before using it. One way to make this easier is to put the boat together at the car, load it with gear and then roll it to the water. Complete boat, motor, life jackets, fishing tackle, cooler, minnow bucket, everything goes in one trip to the water. And when you are done, every thing goes to the car in one trip. Now Porta Bote sells wheels, but at $250 – ouch!

So the Boat Wheels Project came to be. The boat wheel assemblies are modeled after the ones sold by Porta Bote, only made form wood instead of metal. A bracket holds a wheel at each side of the boat. The Boat Wheel Project has basically 3 parts or sub assemblies for the wheel bracket: an upper bracket half, a ;lower bracket half, and an axle mount. The axle mount is fastened to the lower bracket. The upper and lower bracket halves are put together with bolt and nut/wing nut sets sliding in slots, 2 sets toward the top of the brackets and 2 sets toward the bottom.

After determining the angle needed for fastening the mounting the axles, the axle mounts were made.[ATTACH]18143[/ATTACH][ATTACH]18142[/ATTACH]
Yes that is the bevel cut that was discussed in an earlier thread.

In the second picture the lower bracket, with its foot removed, has screws in place to attach the axle mount.

The next picture shows the upper and lower bracket halves wit the axle mounting block attached to the lower half of the bracket.
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Next are pictures of the assembled bracket. These “dry fit” assemblies were mounted on the boat to check out the wheels' angle when mounted. The angles were fine, but found that the slots needed to be lengthened and the lip of the upper bracket half narrower.
[ATTACH]18140[/ATTACH][ATTACH]18139[/ATTACH]
The whole thing was disassembled, corrections made, and put back together...this time with glue. The axles were epoxied in the axle mounts and the bolts (machine screws actually) going between the bracket halves were also epoxied into the upper half brackets. (continued in next post).
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So a little paint and done!
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In the second picture one bracket is extended, or open, and the other is closed.

Sorry, no pics yet of the boat loaded up and headed to the water:D :D :D
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saminmn wrote:So a little paint and done!
[ATTACH]18145[/ATTACH][ATTACH]18144[/ATTACH]
In the second picture one bracket is extended, or open, and the other is closed.

Sorry, no pics yet of the boat loaded up and headed to the water:D :D :D
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Post by dwevans »

When I was young, we had a small rowboat we used to carry on my Dad's pickup camper. We had 2 seperate wheels mounted on 1" square aluminum tubing. On the transom of the rowboat we mounted 1 1/4" square tubing for the wheels to slide into. Then when we got the boat off of the camper, we whould slide the wheels into the receivers and wheel it away to the water.

Very simular to your idea.

Worked well until we forgot to pick up the wheels off of the beach one day in Florida. :eek: Couldn't figure out what happened to them until we looked at our slides from the trip and saw them laying on the beach.
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That's got to be satisfying! Nice job.
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Post by lightnin »

Nice job....
Boat wheels.. I guess this a drought year.
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I want to thank all for supportive remarks! Thought I did this earlier, but I must have hit preview instead of reply:o

Yes, very satisfying to complete project and even nicer when it comes out good:D
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Re: Boat Wheels project complete

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How can I get in touch with you to purchase one that you can make for me
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Re: Boat Wheels project complete

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saminmn wrote: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:15 pm My Porta Bote is real nice, but there is a lot of stuff to move the water before using it. One way to make this easier is to put the boat together at the car, load it with gear and then roll it to the water. Complete boat, motor, life jackets, fishing tackle, cooler, minnow bucket, everything goes in one trip to the water. And when you are done, every thing goes to the car in one trip. Now Porta Bote sells wheels, but at $250 – ouch!

So the Boat Wheels Project came to be. The boat wheel assemblies are modeled after the ones sold by Porta Bote, only made form wood instead of metal. A bracket holds a wheel at each side of the boat. The Boat Wheel Project has basically 3 parts or sub assemblies for the wheel bracket: an upper bracket half, a ;lower bracket half, and an axle mount. The axle mount is fastened to the lower bracket. The upper and lower bracket halves are put together with bolt and nut/wing nut sets sliding in slots, 2 sets toward the top of the brackets and 2 sets toward the bottom.

After determining the angle needed for fastening the mounting the axles, the axle mounts were made.[ATTACH]18143[/ATTACH][ATTACH]18142[/ATTACH]
Yes that is the bevel cut that was discussed in an earlier thread.

In the second picture the lower bracket, with its foot removed, has screws in place to attach the axle mount.

The next picture shows the upper and lower bracket halves wit the axle mounting block attached to the lower half of the bracket.
[ATTACH]18141[/ATTACH]
Next are pictures of the assembled bracket. These “dry fit” assemblies were mounted on the boat to check out the wheels' angle when mounted. The angles were fine, but found that the slots needed to be lengthened and the lip of the upper bracket half narrower.
[ATTACH]18140[/ATTACH][ATTACH]18139[/ATTACH]
The whole thing was disassembled, corrections made, and put back together...this time with glue. The axles were epoxied in the axle mounts and the bolts (machine screws actually) going between the bracket halves were also epoxied into the upper half brackets. (continued in next post).


what a wonderful project:)
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Re: Boat Wheels project complete

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Amazing job.
Neat and quick wow
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