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Old 15 July 2004, 05:02   #1
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Serious help needed

I want an A frame, I need an A frame, it's a must.
But what do I tell her that must be obeyed, why it's so important.
I need A frame exuses, all welcome.
Now how much should I be paying and who to?
The first quote I have had is 500, that sounds alot to me for 12' of stainless tube.
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Old 15 July 2004, 05:09   #2
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Tell her it is a clothing rail for hanging garments n stuff; the cost can then be justified to near ridiculous levels, the profit margin on womens shoes is usually 400%.
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Old 15 July 2004, 05:15   #3
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How much !!! how about using just a single pole, ala Tohatsu / solent rib style, much cheaper to do the design work and measurements yourself and take it to a welder and have it made. If you must have an A frame then ensure there is lots of room to lift the engine cover off, otherwise its a real pain.

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Old 15 July 2004, 05:33   #4
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Tell her that all the wives suggest to put an A frame, cause it makes the boat heavier and easier to sink, collect the insurance and buy a new one, bigger and sexier, without an A frame
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Old 15 July 2004, 06:29   #5
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Try finding a local stainless fabricator and haggle - can work wonders!
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Old 15 July 2004, 06:59   #6
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why it's so important.
You've got to have something to hold onto while releiving yourself overboard.
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Old 15 July 2004, 07:06   #7
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You've got to have something to hold onto while releiving yourself overboard.
Thats true, she wouldn't trust me to hold her.
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Old 15 July 2004, 07:20   #8
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Tell her that it a safety device to stop her falling over the back, as "you could not face life without her, and "if she drowned you could never find a better woman"
Makes you sick, but it works
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Have you got any.....

kids ? If so tell her it makes the RIB safer and more stable and you're just thinking about them. Then, just as she teeters on wheather you're lieing or telling the truth, add "and reduces the cost of insurance". Crap like that always works on my "dragon"
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Old 15 July 2004, 07:29   #10
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Just tell her to go do some washing or something and leave you to mans stuff
Or better still just dont tell her anything, works for me
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