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Old 11 November 2016, 09:50   #1
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A frame cost?

I have an A frame that I want copied. Its off the boat at the moment so its easy to measure etc. Rib is 5.5m. How much approx would you think a new Ali frame made for me would be. It is basically two hoops running port to starboard welded together.I appreciate a lot depends on how intricate the job would be but I'm looking for a ball part figure??? Ta Nik
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Old 11 November 2016, 12:37   #2
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I was quoted £500 to make a simple a frame in 316 so opted for the humber one as it was £600 for the proper one I priced the bends off eBay and it was about £150 in materials
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Old 11 November 2016, 13:23   #3
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With £150 of eBay material costs, if you can get a TIG welder for £300 then another toy will justify its existence in the garage :-)
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Old 11 November 2016, 13:40   #4
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Sseascrew £421 40 MM dia twin tube A frames
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Old 11 November 2016, 15:12   #6
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I fancy it in Ali. Can marine fabrications do Ali work?
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not a clue, give them a call, but why ali, by the time you've gone up in wall thickness to get the same strength you won't be saving any weight
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Old 13 November 2016, 02:01   #9
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I don't think we need the strength of stainless so Ali make more sense. Other than our frame looking super cool and supports the nav lights and aerial, it doesn't need much strength. What does everyone use their frame for? I'm intrigued! Nic
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i think that stainless is more widely used because of its ability to withstand corrosion in a salt water environment ally if its not protected by a coat of powder/paint will be eaten away. oh some folk tow ski,ers wakeboards ect from the a frame as well as hang ornaments off it
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