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do you know where I can get..... #59087
10/14/05 05:05 PM
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Can anyone give me the name and or number of a company that can provide me with aluminum tubing / pipe suitable for beams?

Thanx in advance....

Eric
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Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: arbo06] #59088
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Eric;

did you really need to put this in 4 places on the site ?


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Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: scooby_simon] #59089
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I thought it was six.

Excuuuuuuuse meeeeee!

Some folks have the site customized so that they don't see all of the pages.

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Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: arbo06] #59090
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Eric see if this place is still active IMS Metals,Inc.(International Marine Supply)in Ft. Lauderdale, 3291 sw 11th ave. (Tel.954-584-7300) catalog at www.ims-metals.com looks like they have 20' lengths of assorted widths in 40,80 schedule piping. Let them know what your up to with it and get the appropriate wall thickness. If not Craigs' buddy up here in lantana deals with a supplier for his aircraft repairs. Good luck. Bob G.

Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: arbo06] #59091
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Eric that looks a friggin wave with a big red band around the hulls in this shot. No wonder you want to spread her out!

Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: arbo06] #59092
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Eric, what are you planning to do?

Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #59093
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I am considering widening the beam from 8'6" to 10' or 12'.


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Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: BobG] #59094
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another shot of the wave. It is a shame to have all this length with no girth...

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Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: arbo06] #59095
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Ok, I take it that you often sail in conditions where you are overpowered then, and have a double trapeeze? If not, I dont see much advantage to widening yor boat.

I suppose you will have to redo your beam-seats, as the new profiles will probably not fit perfectly. If you are prepared to do so, perhaps you should think about raising them as well. If you dont want to redo the seats, building some carbon beams might be an idea?
If you are going to redo the seats, perhaps you can find a broken mast of adequate cross section? Anyway, you dont want regular alu, but some stiff and seawater resistent sections. I suggest you find some riggers around your area and check what they have lying around.
Otherwise, you could buy a set of Tornado beams, or talk with the manufacturer of your boat and ask them about some fitting sections.

If you widen your boat, you will need new shrouds and strops for the forestay. Make sure the mast, mastfoot and shrouds are able to take the new loads!

Instead of putting on a set of new beams, have you considered adding some wings instead?

Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #59096
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Rolf,
Wings is a great alternative. Do you have any ideas on the attachment?


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Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: arbo06] #59097
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Much better long ways in the photo. Wings do not give the same leverage righting moment as spreading the hulls out.

Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: BobG] #59098
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Hey Eric,
I'd encourage you to go ahead with the wider beam. After 2 seasons with the SC 20, I'm blown away by the wind range the boat is comfortable in. You don't need to do anything with the saddles do you? What dia. tubing are you after? I have a set of telescoping beams, but I'm probably too far away to make it feasible. I do have a dolphin striker assembly you might be interested in.

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Re: do you know where I can get..... [Re: davefarmer] #59099
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Hey Dave. The saddles should work, i'll go measure them right now..............OK, I'm back. They are 41/2" in diameter.

Send me a PM with your price offer.


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