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WEST MARINE Retractable Wheel Boat Dolly

Model # 9228917Mfg # WMRetrDolly1001

$99.99

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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.

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West MarineRetractable Boat Dolly Wheels
 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Well built / quality (13)
  • Attractive (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small boats (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (9), Casual/ recreational (6)

    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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    (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 Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

      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 Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

          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 Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

          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 Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

            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 Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

            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 Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

              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 Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

              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 Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

                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 Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

                    As promised

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product!

                    By Sega Saturn

                    from AZ

                    About Me Beginner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Boats

                      Comments about Retractable Boat Dolly Wheels:

                      These wheels worked great on my 10ft jon boat. The wheels look white on the website but they actually where a light green color which went perfect with my green boat!

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