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Old 01 December 2010, 14:10   #1
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A Frame - Storage Inspiration

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I am looking to add some 'storage' to my RIB, and looking at the A Frame, I can see potential in getting something out of that... and was wondering if anyone has any ideas, inspiration, and even better examples, of what storage 'solutions' could work... anyone who has something similar, or seen similar...

So far, I'm thinking 'dry buckets' clipped onto the side for emergency gear / small bits and pieces for diving/fishing.

And also possibly somehow a 'shelf' along the A Frame to provide a 'fishing/bait' shelf.

I've seen a picture of the 'bucket' idea on RibNet before, but can't find it anywhere now I'm trying to find it!!

Also, any pointers to places I can buy such 'storage solutions' would be super!

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Old 01 December 2010, 15:45   #2
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I think the dry box brackets are probably welded on during build of the A frame - something I am kicking myself about now as it would have been handy to have a couple. If you find a bolt on solution please post details
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Old 01 December 2010, 16:19   #3
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Old 01 December 2010, 16:51   #4
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Ribcraft dry box brackets used to be welded on, now they are clamp on, using s/steel pipe clamps. I'll get some photos when the blizzard stops. Also I made up a bait/drinks/sandwich/kitting up table to fit on top of the bottle rack.
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Ribcraft dry box brackets used to be welded on, now they are clamp on, using s/steel pipe clamps. I'll get some photos when the blizzard stops. Also I made up a bait/drinks/sandwich/kitting up table to fit on top of the bottle rack.
These look interesting... will contact Ribcraft to see about fitting specs to see if it'll work on my aframe.

Will be interesting to see your 'table'...

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We considered having them inclined at 45 degrees to allow better access and visibility. If stacked like this you could concievably have 2 boxes per frame?
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Not sure how much extra weight you can afford that far back - but one of our cousins across the pond has 2x 6gal fuel containers mounted on his frame (and plumbed in I think) which must make a huge difference to available deck/locker space in the boat.
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Not sure how much extra weight you can afford that far back - but one of our cousins across the pond has 2x 6gal fuel containers mounted on his frame (and plumbed in I think) which must make a huge difference to available deck/locker space in the boat.
I've got an in built tank right up in the bow so fuel storage isn't a problem.

These dry buckets are looking good...

any other inspirational ideas?!

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Some manufacturers offer hypalon bags that can be bonded to the tubes, most commonly seen on RNLI boats.

Quite a bit of storage problems are about organising your crap better, below the seat on our old boat used get in a right old state with all manner of rubbish shoved under. A tote tray would have been a useful idea had we kept the boat.
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