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The stern mounted A-frame has an MWL of 21,250 lbs., a clearance height of 17' 8", and a clearance width of 15'. The A-frame is hydraulically powered and swings outboard to give a 6' 8" clearance over the stern. It is equipped with a modified General Oceanic trawl block designed for ½" cable. With this block attached, the clearance height is 13' 11".

The A-frame is primarily used in conjunction with the trawl winch for mooring deployment and retrieval, net trawls, coring devices,etc. The A-frame is equipped with lights, various cleats and pad eyes, and other smaller blocks.

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