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Old 19 January 2010, 07:20   #1
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The A frame

A frames love them or hate them they have a use.
Holding all sorts of gear now.
Mine was a single very high frame bolted to the outside of the transom
Has been on the rib since new but I pulled myself back into the boat and bent it.
So I have made a new one NOT stainless steel.

Thinking now what other uses can an A frame be used for.?

Total cost 75.00 inc paint.
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Old 19 January 2010, 08:11   #2
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Has been on the rib since new but I pulled myself back into the boat and bent it.
Yes, I would be very unhappy with an A-frame that I could do this to. Better luck with the new one.
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Old 20 January 2010, 12:25   #3
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stick a couple of wee wheels on the front and you got yourself a cool new zimmer frame for your granny
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For my granny ?

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stick a couple of wee wheels on the front and you got yourself a cool new zimmer frame for your granny

Thought I might use it myself.
Leg trouble.
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Is it a pattern for getting one made in stainless?
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Is it a pattern for getting one made in stainless?
Sorry no Sir it was something I made to fit the rib .

Pipes from a scrap yard and hammerite paint B&Q

I made it a little lower as the last time I had an engine problem.( plastic bag.)
I near on went through the back of the old a frame as there was nothing to hold on to.
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Are you using it on inland waters?
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Are you using it on inland waters?
North sea.

I am not bothered how long it lasts as I may make a s/s one later this year.
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North sea.
It won't fall apart straight away, but it will rust in no time.


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It won't fall apart straight away, but it will rust in no time.






For sure it will rust. And I guess quite quickly as well.

I have an idea for another one.
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