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Old 13 January 2015, 16:00   #1
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Searider A-Frame transom bracket

Am gradually acquiring the various parts to refurbish my Searider, the last item was an A-Frame which has come complete with brackets although I have a quick question. Both of my brackets have a additional bit of metal like the one on the left (I realise it's upside down) in this picture...



What are they for?

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Old 13 January 2015, 17:09   #2
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It may have been to hold a bottle of something (water or oil maybe for dry starting on hms whatever ) . ? Was discussed at some point but i can't recall the exact details. An sr expert will be along soon.
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If you mean the bit at 5 o'clock on the left hand bracket, it's for a spring loaded retractable bolt to stop the A-frame from coming out on its own.

It's not really needed. Mine's never had them.
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The Brackets on the bottom are for the engine flushing attachment, bit like a hydraulic hose attachment right angled
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The Brackets on the bottom are for the engine flushing attachment, bit like a hydraulic hose attachment right angled
Correct, they run the engines while lowering them off of the ships at speed, also used for flushing/testing etc
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That makes an awful lot of sense. Thank you.

I think I will just use them as somewhere to secure the sea socks too when not in use.
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Correct, they run the engines while lowering them off of the ships at speed, also used for flushing/testing etc
Oddly, I've seen them with a spring loaded bolt in there as well. Guess it was a modification...
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