I have been looking and these metal shops don't bend alum pipe. Schd 40 or 60 Pipe. Not tube wich would be .0125 wall type or thicker but not near as strong as pipe. Problem is most of these guys will not bend pipe. They either don't have a die or they have a muffler
Tubing bender. That won't do it.
Still I think more expensive with all the time than Texas. I like doing things myself, but good bends, notches, and welds all in one spot. Too tempting.
Really what I am looking for is alot of work. I would not want to piece it together pvc style, even for a mock up. A good fabricator could measure and bend a tube on the first try, actually I could I just don't have the right tools. It is a good suggestion and believe me I have considered pvc mock ups. But like I said if someone else bends it I still have to notch and fit. Then weld and anodize. I would rather go to one place for all this.
Design is not a problem as it will build itself as we go, starting with a basic shape, there are only so many ways to land the feet, shape and space of the arch, etc.
I am going to get the delivery
trailer and put it to work, giving me transport to Texas.
Guy's I run my truck on alternative fuels and don't need to take over road travel into the expense considerations.
Plus this guy builds Tuna towers for the Gulf, I'm sure they know the design requirments better than I. That is worth paying for. I just didn't want to pay CA energy and labor costs. Texas is LIKE a different country. The Lone Star State.
I will be running the trailer from PNW through CA to Gulfcoast and FL.
trying to cater to racers that need crew but don't want to deliver or return their boat over road. Most race
boat owners can travel for the race
days they just can't get enough time off to take the boat to Key West
race week. That is where I come in. Hired Gun, race and delivery crew.
Also cruisers, any boat under 20k displacement
and less than 10.5' wide 38 ft long 6'draft will be accomodated by this trailer, need delivery?
Anything smaller than Islander 36 basically. There are height requirments also. My Gulf is fine with it's pilothouse.