Sea Rider Frame Changes - ( Internal Bracing) - 1 of 3 Menu    Last Page    Next Page

Two additional forward and aft deck tubes have been added to the Sea Rider for resistance to longitudinal and lateral frame flex. The tubes run straight until passing cross sections 3 (forward) and 6 (aft), and are then bent for connection to the keel near cross section 1 and 8. Aluminum plates / clevis pins connect the deck tubes to the keel. Additional tubes connect sections 4 (Masik) and section 5. Both this system and the single deckridge bracing method (Sea Glider) are being tested as replacements for the inwales used previously.