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Old 15 September 2004, 17:18   #31
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Manos,

I had my A-frame built in 2" 316 S-Steel tube and fitted it using substantial plating and bolts to provide a solid tow point to drag my mates around on a plank!
Works well !
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Old 15 September 2004, 17:37   #32
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hand place for tying up the back of the boat AND - it's a handy place to mount rod holders for those of us who occassionaly fish (like for those times when the love swing is off ...)

On that note - what does a woman get every month that lasts 4 days ???
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..... her husbands salary!
Four Day's what she doing Saving!!

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Manos,

I had my A-frame built in 2" 316 S-Steel tube and fitted it using substantial plating and bolts to provide a solid tow point to drag my mates around on a plank!
Works well !
(Not the best Pic in the world but you get the idea)

Nick
I'm sure it does but you could also have used D rings bolted on the transom. we have those fitted on all boats and are used for towing skiers, kneeboards, donuts and broken down boats from time to time
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Having now owned a rib with just a pole I have to say it has its advantages, and yes there are some disadvantages as already mentioned. But getting that engine cover off is much easier with a pole. This one is about 3" in dia, holds the nav light, VHF and even takes the A flag.

horses for courses...

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I'm sure it does but you could also have used D rings bolted on the transom. we have those fitted on all boats and are used for towing skiers, kneeboards, donuts and broken down boats from time to time
For wake boarding you want the tow as high as possible & yes D ring work for water skiing but it helps to have it higher again!
I also have a cleat on either side of my A frame, 2 rod/flag pole holders.
It also gives people something to hold on to & stop the flying of the back!
Not that I do not warn them when opening the throttle
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I have the D-Rings also which we use for skiing but that extra height doesn't 'alf make it easier to get air on a wakeboard!
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I see Nick. Now I understand the reason that it takes a bit of doing on the knee board. Cheers, will try this one
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As you are debating the A frame at the stern against the single pole.
May I point out the option of moving a smaller frame onto the console a la Redbay.
I first saw these on the camera versions of the camel challange boats, if you have a wide enought console (I don't think singles are wide enought and hence strong enough for it).

I was thinking about it for mine but cost became an issue, but if you were spec'ing from new its a different thing.
By having it there you get short cable runs for the GPS radios etc and if you wanted Radar it would be high enough to avoid the crew.
Another point is that if you were towing etc you have a clear path to aft avoiding the normal thing of getting the tow lines wrapped round the frame.
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