Originally Posted by Biggles
'A' Frames look well hard.
RIBs just don't look like RIB's without them
Yup, I do tend to agree with you on that
However, the extra height from the a-frame I'm sure is better for radio reception - there's no way I could get both these aerials sensibly mounted from the console to this sort of height.... http://gallery.ribseadrive.co.uk/cru...rib2004_0905AI
Initially when I ordered my rib I only asked for a single a-frame thinking I'd just get 1 tiny aerial with the nav lights on it...... the extra couple of hundred quid for the double a-frame was certainly more than I had budgetted for, but it does serve a practical job as well as look good. I don't think I'd consider putting the blipper radar reflector on a single a-frame, and with the size of the aerials, it gave me more scope on the location as well. Thinking ahead, if I wanted to go down the radar route, I'd probably increase the height a small amount more and then I reckon it'd be suitably high enough.
On the health note - a good search on google comes up with some interesting responses.... one is on the hull truth and fishing forum