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WEST MARINE
Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly

$99.99

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Model # 9228917 | Mfg # WMRetrDolly1001

Product Description

Designed for small, portable boats under 250lbs. with a solid, fixed transom, these extra-wide wheels let you move your boat while avoiding contact with sharp obstacles that could puncture or scrape the bottom. Heavy-duty, spring-loaded locking system holds wheel in three positions. Constructed of lightweight, super strong graphite-filled copolymer and impervious to all outdoor elements. Sold in pairs.

Specs

Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly

Type Wheels

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West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Well built / quality (13)
  • Attractive (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Casual/ recreational (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Adds Great Convenience

Even for a boat you can carry without wheels, these are great because they make it so much easier! Other boat dolly products require that you turn the boat upside down, but with...Read complete review

Even for a boat you can carry without wheels, these are great because they make it so much easier! Other boat dolly products require that you turn the boat upside down, but with these, you leave your boat right side up, with stuff in it. And they fold up and out of the way when you're not using them. Just don't forget to fold them up when your boat is in the water; it would slow you down!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

What were they thinking

Excellent idea but the mounting bolts sent with the wheels are 1 inch long. The mount is .34 inches qand the transom is over 1 inch. You have to purchase seperate mounting bolts/machine...Read complete review

Excellent idea but the mounting bolts sent with the wheels are 1 inch long. The mount is .34 inches qand the transom is over 1 inch. You have to purchase seperate mounting bolts/machine screws.

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3.0

Retractable Dinghy Wheels

By Tony

from San Diego, California

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Difficult To Install
  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Small Boats

Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

I loved these wheels! I had no problem maneuvering my almost 10' inflatable Dinghy around the dock and in and out of the water from the dock. With the motor attached! Until this weekend when I discovered the Springs that hold the wheels in place had both rusted and were broken. After only one season.The springs are absolutely necessary for the wheels to operate properly. I can only hope these springs are readily available?

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

nice product - wrong fastners

By Jim the Runner

from florida

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Install

Best Uses

    Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

    I put these on a dockbox to make it easy to move around and they work great. The bolts supplied are too short for 90% of the applications. They should supply longer ones or give you the information when you order so that you can also buy the correct fastners at the same time.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good wheels, lousy hardware

    By deardav1

    from Missouri

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Personal Watercraft

        Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

        Good wheels, but the included mounting bolts are far too short to use with a solid transom.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Wheels are a bit pricy but work well

        By FisherKing

        from Camano Island, WA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Wider Wheels Needed

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

        I mounted these wheels on the back of an SB-275 inflatable Zodiac, 9.5', 93#. They are easy to install and move up and down. Very sturdy. The wheels are a bit narrow, so when you are in sand or light gravel, expect the wheels to sink and a requirement for considerable effort. For loads over 125#, I would look for larger wheels.

         
        4.0

        Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels

        By Tardis

        from Cypremort Point, LA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

          The bolts that come with the kit are not long enough to go through the transom on any decent size inflatable, but after getting the correct length bolts from a local hardware store, the installation was quick and easy and the wheels work great for moving the raft and fold up easily when not in use.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Dinghy wheels work great!

          By Mark

          from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Improved Rubber Sheathing
          • Quality Construction
          • Rugged Design

          Cons

          • Bolts Supplied Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

          I installed these wheels on a 10' RIB, which is quite heavy, with outboard motor and other gear also adds to the weight. These wheels handle it no problem. However, the SS bolts supplied with the kit will likely be too short to make it through your transom, so be prepared to pick up 8 SS bolts/nuts from your local supplier, as well as some adhesive/sealant.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Wheels are GRET, Hardware Worthless!!

          By Captain George

          from Ft. Pierce, Fla.

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

            why do they even put the little bolts in to kit???? You will need to purchase longer and larger ones.

            The wheels work great and fold up or down easily and they really make handling the dingy easy and save a LOT of effort moving the boat around. Would certainly recommend.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Amphibian that's only good on land

            By Dokblongtit

            from Melbourne

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Retraction dangerous

            Best Uses

            • On land
            • Small Boats

            Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

            I have been happy about this product, no regrets. However, retracting the two fat wide wheels when afloat is downright dangerous. I would prefer two pairs of FIXED narrow wheels. On land they are always ready to roll, and in water they work as fins to improve tracking. Much safer fix and forget methinks!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            easy installation, works well

            By jimackert

            from Carmel, IN

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

              I installed these on the wood transom of a Zodiac inflatable sport boat. Each wheel required four mounting screws (not supplied, only short bolts supplied). It was difficult drilling the holes straight as the wheels protrude out and block the drill. (A hole template would solve this problem.)
              Once installed, they worked well. I was able to easily move the boat over rough concrete and over small debris at the launch ramp waterline. As I usually launch alone, these wheels make it possible. Without them, there would be no way to move the inflated boat with motor attached into the water.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              As good as advertized

              By Florida Keys Fan

              from Miami, Fl

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about West Marine Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly:

                  As promised

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