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Old 24 May 2007, 09:48   #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, 11:30   #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.

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Old 24 May 2007, 13:15   #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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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, 16:59   #5
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should be talking around 80 litres
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Old 24 May 2007, 18:03   #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, 18:49   #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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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 08 June 2007, 09:30   #11
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Where about in Scotland Exactly? ballycastle to Largs is 78 nm - my 150 burned 80 ltrs, doing this journey, If you buy the 2 stroke I would like to see if all the hype re consumption being as good is true

If you do have a go (the Mull can get fairly hefty) let me know. you could pop in and see the Grocer (and Granville) at the bottom of Arran,he threatened to make tea the last time I was down....




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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.

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Where about in Scotland Exactly? ballycastle to Largs is 78 nm - my 150 burned 80 ltrs, doing this journey, If you buy the 2 stroke I would like to see if all the hype re consumption being as good is true

If you do have a go (the Mull can get fairly hefty) let me know. you could pop in and see the Grocer (and Granville) at the bottom of Arran,he threatened to make tea the last time I was down....
Oi! What's happened to the grand RNLI tour?

Forecast for the next week is not unreasonable- anyone up for a gathering on, say, Wednesday afternoon? (Our staff are now better than we are - not difficult!)

How about - meet at a point mid-Clyde, wander off to an island for a cuppa, then all toddle off home?

(Can't do Tuesday - secret Post Office meeting ; Thursday's re-stock day.)
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The bloke who suggested it may be down the marina today I'll see if I can catch him,I think for some reason he was talking about July?

I would be up for the mid clyde plan , where were you thinking about ? (if you start talking longs and lats I'll get lost) loch Ranza?

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Oi! What's happened to the grand RNLI tour?

Forecast for the next week is not unreasonable- anyone up for a gathering on, say, Wednesday afternoon? (Our staff are now better than we are - not difficult!)

How about - meet at a point mid-Clyde, wander off to an island for a cuppa, then all toddle off home?

(Can't do Tuesday - secret Post Office meeting ; Thursday's re-stock day.)
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The bloke who suggested it may be down the marina today I'll see if I can catch him,I think for some reason he was talking about July?

I would be up for the mid clyde plan , where were you thinking about ? (if you start talking longs and lats I'll get lost) loch Ranza?

anybody else?
Yup, July was suggested; but as we've just had some Xmas catalogues in I thought we'd better get a move on...

Mid-Clyde. <Thinks> Got a chart? 5nm W of Ardrossan is a hill. It's 38m under you. Found it? From there, who knows? Lochranza OK, Skipness?

Thread hi-jack alert - I'll start a new one in the appropriate place.
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