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Old 25 October 2004, 06:39   #1
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New A Frame Time?

I've got this one that came with the boat,(top picture) it wasn’t fitted at this time, just stood up in the boat – its quite flimsy and I cannot work out how it fits or fitted to the boat, its also got a slight kink in it as well not a great problem for
some one who knows what they’re doing - I've seen one other searider with the same
frame fitted but not had a good look how it does, what with mine only being a 4metre this
one takes a lot of room when offered up and held by some in the boat, I think
I'd rather just move this one on and get a nice thick single stainless one made up, that maybe spills over the back of the tubes like one “roguewave has!” that doesnt take up as much internal space, sorry i know I’m waffling a bit here,




Anyone got anything please they could sell me or can recommend a good stainless steel fabricator, preferably local in Portsmouth area? –

I'll either flog the old one on ebay or let it go really really cheap to someone on here that could use it

Many thanks in advance !
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Old 25 October 2004, 06:53   #2
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There is a couple of people who's numbers I can give you I;ll find em out and post them tomorrow.

A guy called Robin in portssmouth/Fareham is a good fabricator and works.

Another guy in Portsmouth called Mark Brown who is a good fabricator and also knows ribs really well he is fareham based as well

In Southampton there is Gordon Compton at Drivers Wharf and Quay Fabrication and Welding. I am off to sea for a few days but I will dig out the numbers as soon as I get back.


I's be interested in your old frame, send me a PM with a price please. as I am restoring an old Searider
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Old 25 October 2004, 06:58   #3
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Thanks mate, I'd really be grateful, you can have it for a tenner if you dont mind coming to get it - dont forget there is that slight kink I was on about - you have to look quite hard to see it though, I really do think a single thick tube shaped over the tubes would be great for mine being a small as it is, to save deck space -
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Old 25 October 2004, 09:25   #4
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A company I've used for Alloy and Stainless welding that's been too much for my own gear is Task Welding, just off Limberline road in Hilsea.

They make a few bits and pieces for boats as the owner and foreman there are both into boats themselves. I seem to remember the Owner had a +7M RIB about 18 months ago.

They may not be the cheapest, but work very quickly to a very high standard.

Unfortunatly I can't give you a number as their card is in my car and I'm in the business lounge at Heathrow waiting for a delayed flight to Dussledorf.

When's that boat going in the water?

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Old 25 October 2004, 09:29   #5
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Only one I can think of Olly is Carisbrook SS fabricators, up the High street in Fareham. That's where I get all my Stainless from. You'll be looking for 40mm diameter tubing?

Zippy wants an A frame as well, perhaps when you find someone, you'll get it cheaper if you get two made at the same time. PM him and mention me.

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Old 25 October 2004, 09:29   #6
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Ta (that's very reasonable and I owe you a favour, the good news I am very good at paying em back!)

Nasher has quite high standards re engineering so it may well be worth looking at his guy also.

The tug I work on is based at Langstone harbour and I'll be there at high tides tomorrow Therefore will be in Pompey from 1500 hrs. My number is 07774401963 give me a call and we can sort it out.

Mark Browns number is 0773321606
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Rogue wave =
no problem,I'm not in it for ££ - your more than welcome , I'll be at cosham for around 6pm if you want to pick it up, will PM you my address

Nasher =
Hava a good flight mate, thanks for the plug, I'll look them up as there so near to where i'm living at the moment-thats keen, checking out ribnet whilst in the departure lounge,addicted?

I may give the boat a quick sea trial this weekend,depending how much I can finish in the evenings this week, just so i know everything works as it should

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I'l do some shopping around and bell them and see if they can do what I want, looking at a ruler, 40mm looks good to me then I'll pm this zippy guy - cheers andy!
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Go for the biggest Diameter tube you can with the beefiest mounting points that will fit. I'd suggest 50mm is about right without looking too Fat.

You never know when you will want to hang off it etc so the stronger the better.

I'm not that keen, just taking advantage of the free internet access whilst waiting for my delayed flight. Its a distraction form all the well dressed young Buisness ladies.

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Old 25 October 2004, 10:16   #9
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Good for you mate, shame you havent got one on your flatacraft I could have off you! nevermind, enjoy the eye candy!
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Old 25 October 2004, 10:52   #10
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I'll pm this zippy guy -

That will be me then!

Im picking my boat up tomorrow so need to have a good measure and think about what i went / need.

Would like a double a frame as i will be mounting lights, Nav + spot light eventualy and proberby a GPS antenna and radio aerial.

I really havent looked at whats about and prices yet so what any info in figures would be appreciated.

I also like the look of the a frame (thing it was Rogue Wave's) that bends round the tubes. very cool!
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