Nigel Thomas posted this 13 January 2019

I'm having too many inner tubes fail on my trolley wheels. Any recommendations regarding puncture proof trolley wheels (or other solutions), including ones which will fit the Winder trolley when connected to a Winder combi ?

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Ian McDonald posted this 15 January 2019

I remember one puncture in the last 40 years. I would pull your tyres off and check the insides. My brief experience of puncture proof wheels is that they are harder to pull and to be avoided.

Nicholas Marden posted this 15 January 2019

Nigel, I had the same problem and got a set of solid wheels from Chris Brown Coverstore. Chris also sails a Solo.

Steve Ede posted this 15 January 2019

Nigel - like Nick I have a set of puncture proof wheel from Chris. They're not great in soft sand because they're a bit narrow, but they work fine for most places that we sail. I've found that the tyres supplied as standard with the last couple of new boats have disintegrated pretty quickly.

Graham Don posted this 16 January 2019

The cheaper pneumatic trolley wheels are very thin 2ply if your willing to pay more you can source 4 ply which last "like they used to"

I have used solid PU trolley wheels and yes they are more a bit more difficult to pull on gravel but generally ok. Purchased via e bay same wheel as sold in dinghy suppliers but cheaper and available in a range of colours. They come with a set of different diameter inserts which I needed to reduce the face depth to ensure the R pin fitted ok.


Nigel Thomas posted this 16 January 2019

Hi all - thx for the thoughts. In the last couple of years, its been a combination of tyre tread delaminating, inner tube punctures and corroded values. As i launch regularly on shingle, the 3.5" is a bit narrow and the 4/4.8" is about the max width able to use with the combi. Maybe it's some new inner tubes in the interim. Thx.

John Williams posted this 19 January 2019

I'm not the original owner but I understand my Boon Solo was supplied new with its "Flat Free" trolley tyres / wheels made by Greentyre (www.greentyre.com) on its West Mersea trolley. They were one of the optional extras offered by Boon at the time. They are much the same size as conventional pneumatic trolley tyres so quite different from the narrow wheels with solid tyres seen on some trolleys. I've not launched this boat anywhere with fine sand but haven't had any problems with sandy shingle.

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