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Old 15 September 2004, 16:39   #21
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I like the look of my A-frame (See page 12 of RIB International, we are the Blue RIB in the background). It makes our boat look complete. Yes it cost the earth and weighs a load, but I think boats that dont have them look half finished!I have never seen a pole system that works as well. However I like to be educated, if people have pics of things that work, please post them.

And also the A-frame is ideal for hanging the love swing from, directly above the throbbing outboard!! oooo
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Andy, now there's an Idea

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Cheers Brian

Most of the RIBs we see here they have nothing on them except nav lights
Andy that is a GREAT idea!!
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I think A frames are very useful for all the before mentioned and have to agree that a RIB without one looks half finished, but what the hek is a "love swing" the mind boggles?

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Hightower this will make your sex life go to another plane The LOVE SWING
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Hightower this will make your sex life go to another plane The LOVE SWING
Manos, It will only Plane if he goes fast enough otherwise it's just displacement

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what the hek is a "love swing" the mind boggles?
You asked!!

http://nawtythings.com/swing.html

Seriously, if you have a radar reflector, 3 large lights, a radio aerial, GPS recevier pod, flags and a deck light ..... thats a lot to stick on poles. Also poles are not as rigid. Most wobble, especially with the weight of attachments at the top. A frame is far more stable, even a single tube frame is fixed at 2 ends.
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Andy the pole I'm thinking about is SS about 1.5 mtrs high, you can have a top lights (all-round white, 2 all-round red lights when you do not have power) and a VHF antenna plus the flag.
The GPS antenna can go on the consol and despite the popular believe that it loses signal if you put anything on top of it ours doesn't for some reason.
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The GPS antenna can go on the consol and despite the popular believe that it loses signal if you put anything on top of it ours doesn't for some reason.
Yep, we've got ours there, even though we have an A-frame as it will be simpler to change when we upgrade our GPS.

Have never lost signal even covering it with hands, jackets and people leaning over it. I think it's a common misbelief that people have.
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