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Old 13 January 2019, 15:12   #1
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Hey there I am in the market to buy a second hand A Frame that needs a bit of weld and painting etc. It seems to have stainless steel base the length of the A Frame.

The previous owner of my boat did a hack job of deinstalling the last A Frame which was bolted through the Hull with nuts and washers on the lower side of the Hull and he left the bolts in place.

So plan is to remove these bolts and use filler to patch the holes.

The question is can I simply bolt the new A Frame in the same manner right through the Hull? (only I put the nuts on the upper side to make it smoother on the underside)
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Hey there I am in the market to buy a second hand A Frame that needs a bit of weld and painting etc. It seems to have stainless steel base the length of the A Frame.

The previous owner of my boat did a hack job of deinstalling the last A Frame which was bolted through the Hull with nuts and washers on the lower side of the Hull and he left the bolts in place.

So plan is to remove these bolts and use filler to patch the holes.

The question is can I simply bolt the new A Frame in the same manner right through the Hull? (only I put the nuts on the upper side to make it smoother on the underside)
Yep...as long as you use the right bolts (some decent sized washers) and plenty of sikoflex or similar...the hull is good ..and strong you won't have any problems.
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Yep...as long as you use the right bolts (some decent sized washers) and plenty of sikoflex or similar...the hull is good ..and strong you won't have any problems.
Thanks for the reassurance. I will maybe install a steel plate on the lower side to seal it and secure it without washers. Have since bought the A Frame and am starting to clean it. There are actually two stern lugs as well (although one needs welded back on) so it should be fairly secure

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Thanks for the reassurance. I will maybe install a steel plate on the lower side to seal it and secure it without washers. Have since bought the A Frame and am starting to clean it. There are actually two stern lugs as well (although one needs welded back on) so it should be fairly secure

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Stainless Steel (smallish) plate is even better ....and the domed SS bolts with Allen key slot work well...you may also wish to put plastic covers over the nuts on the inside to tidy things up and avoid any sharp edges..happy Boating
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