Out of the water, even the lightest dinghy can be awkward to move. Some owners use anything they can find, from reluctant bystanders to dock carts. Others simply resort to dragging on it the ground by its painter. Whichever method, there's always a risk to the vessel and everyone around it—especially on a windy day. Davis Instruments solves this problem with its Wheel-a-Weigh™ launching wheels. This ingenious set of portable, removable wheels enables one person to maneuver a small boat with ease.
Wheel-a-Weigh comes in two sizes and both are simple to install using common tools. Included 316 stainless steel pivot brackets are permanently mounted on the solid transom of a wood, fiberglass, aluminum or inflatable boat. They're positioned to the maximum width to accommodate an outboard and for greater stability. To these, the wheel assemblies are attached using quick-release detent pins—up to keep them out of the water, down for when moving it over ground, or removed for storage or towing.
The durable Wheel-a-Weigh Standard is for boats up to 220 lbs. It has inflatable 10" tires with non-corrosive hubs for use in a marine environment and weighs only 9.3 lbs.
For boats up to 330 lbs., there's the rugged Wheel-a-Weigh Extra Duty. It features 14" inflatable tires with non-corrosive hubs and weighs 15.8 lbs. Its unique design features curved frames that move the point of balance up under the boat for easier maneuvering.
Davis Instruments' Wheel-a-Weigh Standard sells for $169.99 and the Wheel-a-Weigh Extra Duty for $259.99.