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Old 07 May 2010, 14:55   #1
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St4 transom support

Hi all. I'm new to your forum having just bought my first rib woo...

Can you help

being a bit of a candoo kind of chap, I have bought a boat that nerds a litle.... Tlc should we say. I have repaired the tubes. Fixed holes and replaced all three in flation valves. It now holds air. Or at least it has since last weekend and still firm. Job one out of the way.

I would like to fit an a-frame to her and have found one that will fit but fixing centers seem to be exactly in line with what would seem to be transom supports. Stainless 45 degree struts from floor to transom ( see pic).

Questin, therefore is; are they vital and integral to the performance and security of the craft or has someone pit them there to help reinforce her for towing a waterskier ??

Hope dome of you chaps with or who have had sr4s can shed some light on this. Or I'll gave to look for another a-frame.

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Old 07 May 2010, 14:58   #2
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The transom supports are fitted as standard so do provide needed support.

You could get an A frame built which incorperates these supports?
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Thanks Chewy.

Its as i thought, integral to the stability of the boat.
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Yep despite looking as though someone knocked them up in a shed.
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Glenn

Hi, and welcome to Rib.net

As chewy says I'm sure the transom supports could be incorporated into the A-Frame, which would actually be a much cleaner setup than the seperate items.

As its only Stainless anything is possible, from welding the struts onto the A-frame to cutting a few inches out of the middle of the A-Frame and welding it back together again so you can have both.

There are a few of us around the Solent area that can help if you don't have the equipment to do this sort of thing yourself.

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Oh well.

Can you or anyone recomend a fabrictor that can knock up an A Frame to the meurements needed to fit the transome. Preferably near Kent so I could take boat along for a look see and expert advise. If noy anyone anywhere. I have flare bokes that need ataching to somehting........
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Sorry Glenn, thought you were in Hythe, Southampton.

Must get out more

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Sorry Glenn, thought you were in Hythe, Southampton.

Must get out more

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Or I should move to Southampton.... Near good water, Near chaps to help with bits and bobs, Near my brother in law in Romsy, and a lot further away from France....

Obvious choice, why didnt i think of this sooner..

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Is there anyway you would be able to heat up the lower section of the A frame and either bend them in or out a little to just clear the transom brace.?
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