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Old 13 January 2006, 16:37   #1
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Why have an A-Frame?

Revenger make two types - 38mm and 50mm - the latter costing 1281 +VAT

I can see why they would be essential for radar, or a radar reflector, but what else? The fact that it's an option means it isn't required for nav lights (I assume the white is on a pole), and GPS will work fine low down. Might be some benefit for VHF but a few feet isn't going to make a huge difference.

So, why have an A-Frame?
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Where shall I start? To mount GPS antenna and VHF arial as guests using either a steadying handles is not desirable. Nav lights other than on an A frame are next to useless and prone to damage, Spotlights likewise. Great for towing wakeboarders, skiiers and all manner of inflatables. Ideal for flying flags and burgees. Radar reflectors (essential for extended offshore work) should be mounted above deck level.Look great. Other than this, true what's the point of an A frame? . In my opinion
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So, why have an A-Frame? [/QUOTE]
BECAUSE YOUR BOAT WILL LOOK SHIT WITH OUT IT!!!!!!!!!!
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they look more balanced with an aframe,,,,,or as mentioned on here it will look shite without one!!!!!!

plus you can
put your radio ariels on em
lights
sat ariel
radar reflector holder
flag holder
act as a roll bar
hang ladders from em
tow with em
put self righting gear on em
use em to steady yourself
put one hand on em to steady yourself when taking a p
polish em
use em for helping climb in and out
etc
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Revenger make two types - 38mm and 50mm - the latter costing 1281 +VAT

I can see why they would be essential for radar, or a radar reflector, but what else? The fact that it's an option means it isn't required for nav lights (I assume the white is on a pole), and GPS will work fine low down. Might be some benefit for VHF but a few feet isn't going to make a huge difference.

So, why have an A-Frame?
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BECAUSE YOUR BOAT WILL LOOK SHIT WITH OUT IT!!!!!!!!!! [/QUOTE]

Spot on GED.
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Is that what this grey thing is then?
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could be a giant sleeping bag or a dogging bag or self righting gear or liferaft or .....
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