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Old 04 July 2010, 15:06   #1
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A-Frame for SR4 - should I sell it ??

I should probably do a bit more research into this one but just to gather opinions for now.

My lovely husband-to-be is keen to buy a house, and the one we've been looking at does have a suitable garage for the SR4, but it's slightly too low to fit in complete with A-frame. To keep him happy I've now discovered it is actually quite easy to remove the A-frame, so this has been done.

As I'm quite lazy (didn't event get around to going out to play today), I'm not realistically going to be replacing it for every trip out, whether we buy the house or not. So the question is, should I stick it on Ebay now and get over it, or will it make much difference to the value of the boat when I want to sell it & buy something bigger ??

I know its not the most exciting question but I remember there being a few discussions previously about getting the right frame & so on, so thought someone might have thoughts. Someone on Ebay does seem to be making them for about 150 which might not help. I've attached some pictures although will try and get better ones before the Ebay moment.

(For some reason he wasn't keen on my preferred solution, which was to use the house deposit to buy a bigger boat & keep it on a mooring so we don't have to worry about garage space.....)
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Old 04 July 2010, 15:55   #2
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if height is issue, get it modified so it hinges up and down!

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Old 04 July 2010, 16:00   #3
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if height is issue, get it modified so it hinges up and down!

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Yep, or drops into a tube so it's a 10 second job to remove like the military ones.

I wouldn't get rid of it-you'll regret not having anywhere for nav lights.


I think he has his prorities wrong
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Old 04 July 2010, 16:30   #4
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Chop it. I kept ours as low as poss., there's about 25mm clearance when fully trimmed. This reduced leverage w/boarding and looks better. SRs with high A frames look out of proportion and slightly daft imv. My man would chop it for you in Sept.
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Lift the bow/front of the trailer when you put it away ..... you can get a 3-4 inch drop in height at the top of the a-frame !
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Old 04 July 2010, 17:59   #6
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Lift the bow/front of the trailer when you put it away ..... you can get a 3-4 inch drop in height at the top of the a-frame !
It's not quite enough even with that unfortunately (have to do that at the moment!) .... I have considered hinging or chopping but then wonder if I'm over complicating things. It does look cool & is a handy thing to have... but do I really want to go out at night anyway ? Or is it like cars where you're meant to have lights even during the day (I probably should know the answer to that but not sure I do) ?
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The one time you do need the nav lights though...
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You could carry a set of battery powered emergency nav lights and duct tape them to the console if/when they were needed.
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I'm glad to see it's that time of night when everyone's got back from the pub & onto ribnet - conversations get so much more random !
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Forget what everyone else is saying about it being useful and adding value etc. And sell it to me. I don't have a garage so I won't have a problem... ;-)
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