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Casters for boat cradle

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Jim Godlewski
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Casters for boat cradle

Post by Jim Godlewski » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:30 pm

I'm in search a caster recommendation for my 20 foot model 100 which sits on a wooden cradle. This will be rolled on concrete during the restoration.
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Re: Casters for boat cradle

Post by JimF » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:50 am

I have four 6" inch swivel casters that you can have for shipping expenses. The only downside is that none of the wheels has a brake so if you lean aggressively on the boat the cradle might move. I am sure you could rig up some tiny wheel chocks. These are not steel wheels but are some sort of hard rubber. I took a picture but can not seem to post it.
1930 Chris-Craft Model 100 20' "MOXIE"
1935 Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility 18' "ALICE K II"
1938 Old Town canoe
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1942 Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility 18' "Blue Moon II"
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Re: Casters for boat cradle

Post by John DeVries » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:31 pm

For our 20' Continental I used 6" casters also, but 8" casters with brakes would have been better. It was a bit hard to maneuver until I took the engine out. Now it moves very easily. The advice I've always heard is to go bigger on the caster size than you think you'll need.

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Re: Casters for boat cradle

Post by mbigpops » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:34 pm

I used the inflatable ones from Harbor Freight. I went over grass too and they worked great.

I used four for a 17 footer. Maybe use six for yours. I second the chocks.

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Re: Casters for boat cradle

Post by Katanna » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:30 pm

Jim I have a complete galvanized cradle i had under my 20 Holiday. It is what you would see in a showroom. Fully adjustible and brakes down very easily for transport. You are welcome to it-i no longer use it. I am in Grosse Pointe south of Vernier East of Mack. Shoot me a message if you would like it.
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Re: Casters for boat cradle

Post by Jim Godlewski » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:24 am

WOW! Thanks guys for the wonderful offers! I'm checking into what Steve has. Great club to be in :D
1956 17 Sportsman CC-17-2310
1930 Model 100 7152
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