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Old 27 April 2014, 11:43   #1
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Searider A frame

A friend of mine owns a welding company and says he is more than happy to fabricate one to my specifications.

It is for a SR4 so I don't want a great lump on the back, just something light that I can install the nav lights into and the VHF antenna. The look is also quite important

I was thinking something on the lines of just one plain single stainless tube but not sure it will suit the searider. I have attached a picture of what I mean.

So i wondered if anyone has any a frames on there small ribs that they wouldn't mind sharing just so I can get a few ideas before I submit some drawings.

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Old 27 April 2014, 12:39   #2
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If he wants to make two if the price is right I would be interested in one!
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If he wants to make two if the price is right I would be interested in one!
Ok will let you know
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Nice hen!
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Nick Hearne gave me the details for his A frame which Marine Fabrications tweeked a little for me, picks up on the same mounts as the original transom supports
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That looks lovely Chris
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Just bear in mind that whatever you end up with, will be used as a grab rail by someone, so it needs to be robust enough to support a lardy lump swinging on it. CCs looks the way to go.
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it's Nicks design, as PD says needs to be reasonably strong to take some knocks
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Nick Hearne gave me the details for his A frame which Marine Fabrications tweeked a little for me, picks up on the same mounts as the original transom supports
Looks nice, does it provide the same strength as the transom supports?

I found one on ebay I like the look of but I don't think it is as strong as yours. What do you guys think of it? I may extend the bottom of it so I can put another 2 bolts in to give extra support.

I Know it's not the best looking one, but hopefully mine will be a bit shinier as that one is a bit dull in colour.

I am also aware that the person making it is doing me a favor so I don't want to make the design too complicated and take up too much of his design, if you see where I am coming from.

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Looks nice, does it provide the same strength as the transom supports?

I found one on ebay I like the look of but I don't think it is as strong as yours. What do you guys think of it? I may extend the bottom of it so I can put another 2 bolts in to give extra support.

I Know it's not the best looking one, but hopefully mine will be a bit shinier as that one is a bit dull in colour.

I am also aware that the person making it is doing me a favor so I don't want to make the design too complicated and take up too much of his design, if you see where I am coming from.

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hopefully it should be at least as strong as the original supports if not stronger. if you need to keep it simple and just go for the single hoop it definitely needs to extended to give extra mounting points, and why not pick up on the original support top mounting point to save too many holes in the transom
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