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Old 24 May 2007, 10:48   #1
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Searider + A Frame

I have bought a boat (1996 SR5.4m Com Rescue) and am doing it all up the way I want.

I don't collect the boat for 2 more weeks, but would like to get an a frame manufactured whilst I wait.

Could you tell me what width the a frame / transom is and also what the ideal height of the apex of the frame is?

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Old 24 May 2007, 12:30   #2
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I'd wait til it arrives-being the ex commercial rescue model it may have mounting holes/bolts already there for the self-righting A-frame. These will be more than adequate for what you want to mount but won't be a lot of good if they don't line up.

Congratulations on buying a really good boat
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Old 24 May 2007, 14:15   #3
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Thanks mate. I had a wee humber 4m with a yam 40hp before this, and i just decided to go all out and buy this s/h sr5.4 and kit it out with a new e-tec 90, a frame, nav lights, twin tanks, twin batteries, galv trailer, chartplotter and vhf.

Nice!!

I want to go from ballycastle in northern ireland over to scotland in it.

it should be capable
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Old 24 May 2007, 15:24   #4
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Thanks mate. I had a wee humber 4m with a yam 40hp before this, and i just decided to go all out and buy this s/h sr5.4 and kit it out with a new e-tec 90, a frame, nav lights, twin tanks, twin batteries, galv trailer, chartplotter and vhf.

Nice!!

I want to go from ballycastle in northern ireland over to scotland in it.

it should be capable
Sounds good

How much fuel are you going to be able to carry?
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Old 24 May 2007, 17:59   #5
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should be talking around 80 litres
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Old 24 May 2007, 19:03   #6
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You sure that'll give you enough spare?

I used more than that in the Solent a couple of weeks back.
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Old 24 May 2007, 19:49   #7
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Yellowmitch,

I wish I'd had a RIB for blasting around Benouin Sands, a fantastic and stunning beach, had some fun driving along it I can tell you. What a fantastic area to boat in and its one that we don't see many pictures of on here. Any chance you can post some when you get up and running ?
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Old 24 May 2007, 19:55   #8
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I want to go from ballycastle in northern ireland over to scotland in it.

it should be capable

Matt,

I don't think thats a massive distance. Minimum could be 15 miles. Civilisation could be more. But tank wise he should be okay. Lucky devil sort of cruise I would like to do.

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A-Frame

Just thought this may be useful to someone in the south of the country & looking at Ebay prices for A-frames !.

Essex Marine custom make A-Frames £140 Single £240 Double
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Old 07 June 2007, 11:17   #10
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