Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 27 February 2010, 06:39   #41
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Is it not the 'done thing' to add an A frame to an SR4? Or, do they not justify the added expense?
You want an ex-MOD light pole like JSP had.
__________________

__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 06:55   #42
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by chewy View Post
You want an ex-MOD light pole like JSP had.
It would be for the kids to pull a wakeboard from and these are 10st teenagers. It would need to be a ski pole minimum.

Would a scaled down single hoop A frame not look quite funky?
__________________

__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 07:02   #43
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post


It would be for the kids to pull a wakeboard from and these are 10st teenagers. It would need to be a ski pole minimum.

Would a scaled down single hoop A frame not look quite funky?
Does the tow need to be high up, is the flooding hull still open or are we talking about the SR4 your looking for?
__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 07:06   #44
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by chewy View Post
Does the tow need to be high up, is the flooding hull still open or are we talking about the SR4 your looking for?
Yeah, for w/boarding a high pull is required. From stationary it wouldn't matter.

I'm thinking a 2" mild steel shaped hoop in either orange or grey.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 07:25   #45
JSP
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,930
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Yeah, for w/boarding a high pull is required. From stationary it wouldn't matter.

I'm thinking a 2" mild steel shaped hoop in either orange or grey.
I could be wrong Mollers, but I'm sure I had a discussion with someone on here about this last year. I think it was Brad.
__________________
JSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 07:51   #46
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,261
Since I'm going to be using this as a safety boat sometimes I don't really want an a-frame on the back getting in the way. The light fit I have fitted is on a little bracket so it folds now if need be.
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 10:30   #47
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
I'm thinking a 2" mild steel shaped hoop in either orange or grey.
Hmmmm, mild steel: nice! I'm guessing you may have a spare length of scaffold tube in the shed

I wouldn't tow off a single hoop A-frame - it would be too flexy/springy.

IMO, a double 2" tow frame would look too heavy on a SR4 - a 1.5" or 2" ski pole with bracing struts fixed to the attachment points on the deck for the transom braces would be a better option, although it wouldn't be as high as you'd like for wakeboarding.

Oh and don't forget to seal off the flooding hull

Sorry, Tim M, hijacked your thread here.
__________________
Downhilldai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 13:22   #48
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by Downhilldai View Post
Hmmmm, mild steel: nice! I'm guessing you may have a spare length of scaffold tube in the shed

I wouldn't tow off a single hoop A-frame - it would be too flexy/springy.

IMO, a double 2" tow frame would look too heavy on a SR4 - a 1.5" or 2" ski pole with bracing struts fixed to the attachment points on the deck for the transom braces would be a better option, although it wouldn't be as high as you'd like for wakeboarding.

Oh and don't forget to seal off the flooding hull

Sorry, Tim M, hijacked your thread here.
Flooding hull would get the biscuit tin and sikaflex treatment. I was thinking single hoop with perhaps a couple of reversed knees perhaps. Or, a double hoop suitably scaled. I'm not a fan of poles on a rib. 'Get out Wlad!'
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 14:00   #49
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Flooding hull would get the biscuit tin and sikaflex treatment. I was thinking single hoop with perhaps a couple of reversed knees perhaps. Or, a double hoop suitably scaled. I'm not a fan of poles on a rib. 'Get out Wlad!'
Shouldn't have any trouble bolting the knees to the original transom support mounts.
__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 March 2010, 06:50   #50
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,261
Maiden voyage
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	24230_534046851531_286000469_2013698_6092550_n.jpg
Views:	910
Size:	48.0 KB
ID:	49485  
__________________

__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.