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Old 29 April 2014, 08:20   #21
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304 you'll have to keep clean and polish it. It'll rust if you neglect it, but it'll be very shiny and will machine polish to a mirror finish.

316 isn't quite as shiny, won't rust and will still look very good but you won't have to clean it.

Knowing how rescue orientated your boat looks like, I'd go for 304 and paint it black or orange.
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Old 29 April 2014, 11:03   #22
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304 you'll have to keep clean and polish it. It'll rust if you neglect it, but it'll be very shiny and will machine polish to a mirror finish.

316 isn't quite as shiny, won't rust and will still look very good but you won't have to clean it.

Knowing how rescue orientated your boat looks like, I'd go for 304 and paint it black or orange.
Hmm decisions, so I presume chris's is grade 304 because of how shiny it is?

To be honest I quite like the shiny look so not sure if I would want to paint it or not?

When you say left neglected would that just be not wiping it down after use?- because I am quite OCD when it comes to cleaning my boat after use

If I was to paint it, would it not just be better to go for aluminum?

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I presume your frame is 2" tube chris?
hi Henry, no it's 40mm and it's 316, nearly mirror finish but not quite and not gone rusty the other alternative is to go for SS but have it powder coated in whatever colour you want, as long as it's well primed it will last better than painting and much better than ally
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hi Henry, no it's 40mm and it's 316, nearly mirror finish but not quite and not gone rusty the other alternative is to go for SS but have it powder coated in whatever colour you want, as long as it's well primed it will last better than painting and much better than ally
I think it is best to just go for the 316 grade and pay the extra. I don't really fancy painting it, like it nice and shiny

Could I be a bit cheeky and ask for the dimensions of yours, then I can use that as a rough and modify it if my transom struts are in a different place.

I know I was looking at a simpler one before, but at the end of the day I will probably just regret it! So might as well go all out.

Cheers for the help guys
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I think it is best to just go for the 316 grade and pay the extra. I don't really fancy painting it, like it nice and shiny

Could I be a bit cheeky and ask for the dimensions of yours, then I can use that as a rough and modify it if my transom struts are in a different place.

I know I was looking at a simpler one before, but at the end of the day I will probably just regret it! So might as well go all out.

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question is, who will wear it better??
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So he reckons that frame will be good to tow off?
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So he reckons that frame will be good to tow off?
guess depends on what you wanted to tow, but yes I'd be happy to tow of it, but if you're talking about towing another rib say, I'd be using the u bolts on the transom myself

only comment I would make is to check the width between the uprights to see if you steering will clear when on full lock, I've gone for hydraulic steering so no problem
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guess depends on what you wanted to tow, but yes I'd be happy to tow of it, but if you're talking about towing another rib say, I'd be using the u bolts on the transom myself

only comment I would make is to check the width between the uprights to see if you steering will clear when on full lock, I've gone for hydraulic steering so no problem
Ok cheers, I've sent the drawing to my friend who is doing it be said I will tell him if it needs any modifications because I am down at the boat this weekend
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Ok cheers, I've sent the drawing to my friend who is doing it be said I will tell him if it needs any modifications because I am down at the boat this weekend
don't forget, like Nos4r2 said, you'll need to make sure it fits your SR4, when Marine Fab made mine I left the rib with them n they made it to fit
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