Boat Wheel Instructions
1. Fill cap with marine grade grease
through zirc fitting using a grease gun.
A. Bolt on tire & wheel.
2. Locate position for axle tube... 99% of all boats load
well by locating the axle tube against the front of the
rear seat just below the wood lip of your seat (see
inset below right).
A. Height: Your new kit's "Z" Strut is 16" long 2"
longer than the original model. This allows for
greater clearance over rocks and uneven
B. Place bent mounting plate against the inside of
hull. Slide the plate up so the top-inside-corner at
the bend is even with the top of your seat. Draw
a line along the plate even with the seat. Cut the
plate on this line. This will allow for the angle of
your hull. Now the plate can fit flush against your
seat and below the wooden lip.
Repeat for other side.
C. Using a 1/16 carbide drill bit. Drill the 4 inside
corners in the square of the bent plate.
D. From the outside, connect the holes with pen and
drill one 3/8” hole. Using your jig saw, cut out the
2”x 2 3/8” hole. Repeat for the other side.
E. Remove the flat plate from your kit, this is to be
mounted on the exterior. You may need to
modify the flat plate with your jig saw to fit any
extrusions in your hull. Place the angled plate
over the square hole of the hull and pinch together
with visegrips. Drill the matching holes. Repeat
for other side.
H. Temporarily mount both plates using 4 of the 3/16”
continious thread bolts. Fasten the exterior plate
through the hull onto the interior plate. Fasten
securely. Repeat for other side.
Hull - side
3. Fitting axle tube: Because of the angle of your hull
you will need to use the metal file supplied to level and
fine tune the opening. Slide the axle tube into the square
hole and check for level. Continue filing until tube is
through and both sides are level. Allow 1/8” of tube to
protrude at top on both sides. Mark, cut off the balance.
4. Prepping: Draw a line around plates before removal.
Remove mounting plates. Using 200 grit sandpaper,
sand and clean hull surfaces where plates are to be
installed. Sand and clean plates as well. Use acetone
to clean after sanding
NOTE: Mixing epoxy: ..you have only 40-45 minutes
before epoxy begins to set up to where it is
unmanageable. So read ahead so you have everything
ready to mount. Let epoxied materials cure for 48 hrs
before use. Discard all rags never store inside.
5. Get ready: Have all your mounting hardware, socket
wrench, phillips screwdriver, latex gloves, putty knife,
rag, and acetone handy.
A. You will be applying a thin coat of epoxy, to the
mounting plates and on the hull plus a 1/4” bead around
the axle tube where it goes through the hull... inside
B. Put on enclosed latex glove, mix epoxy per instructions.... mix for at least 3-4 minutes until you have uniform color.
C. Using a putty knife, quickly apply a thin coat to the exterior plate. Place plate over square hole and put 2 screws in so you are
sure to be lined up. Quickly apply thin coat to the bent plate, the hull side and the seat side. Place over square hole and 2 bolts.
Insert 2 more bolts and nuts and tighten all. Move to other side and repeat.
D. Insert axle tube, allowing for a 1/8” reveal. With your finger push in a 1/8” bead of epoxy all around the tube and onto the hull
inside and out both sides. If you can, clamp tube to 90 degree plate.
E. Now go back and insert the 2nd 90 degree mounting plate with epoxy, the rest of the hardware and tighten. Clamp 2” 90 plate
to tube with “c” clamps or vise grips until epoxy is set.
F. Using an old rag and acetone clean excess epoxy from plates, hull, hardware, tools etc.