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Old 23 February 2013, 13:44   #11
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I fitted Osculati navigation lights. They're not LED, but they're fantastic quality in 316 stainless steel. And because they're Italian, they look good too!
Classic 12 navigation lights made of mirror-polished AISI 316 stainless steel

+1 for Ewen at Sea and Shore and Davie at Tayport.
Yes Davie and Ewan are good to us, we are lucky round here.
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Old 23 February 2013, 15:37   #12
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For my rib I am looking at the amount of time that the lights would be needed as it is used 99% of the time in daylight.

On the premise that they would be used at night only in case of emergency I am looking at getting some battery operated ones which I can include with the "safety gear", which will also save retiring the rib.

So far they all look horrific and crude, with the exception of over priced ones, or "bike light" derivatives.

Just a thought but depends on the rib usage.
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Old 23 February 2013, 18:15   #13
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On the premise that they would be used at night only in case of emergency I am looking at getting some battery operated ones which I can include with the "safety gear", which will also save retiring the rib.
I thought about the battery powered ones myself as I have only been out a couple of times at twilight rushing back to the dock. Then I remembered battery powered means batteries and the chances of the batteries being at full charge is not very good. Best bet for "me" was to use plug in lights with a wind up cord. So that is what I made. I will plug them in if I ever need them, and don't have to worry about testing them the rest of the time. No dead batteries at the wrong time, and less long term cost. Plus C-cell batteries likely to leak acid destroying the "flashlight" nav light.
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Old 24 February 2013, 04:01   #14
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I went for a set on amazon, chrome LED ones. Only green and red so I'll look out for an all rounder. Lights were only 18 but postage from never never land was 16. Still a cheap set of LEDs for 35
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