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Old 07 October 2008, 11:25   #1
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Console Nav lights????

Hi There,

Has anybody fitted nav lights to their console instead of the A frame?

What are the pros and cons for fitting to your console?

Does anybody have any pics of such an installation?

I have just ordered some LED nav lights from Aus down under and I fancy fitting them to my console over the coming weeks.
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Old 07 October 2008, 11:29   #2
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Pic of the console that I want to fit LED lNav lights on.
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Old 07 October 2008, 11:56   #3
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You get some reflections off the tubes, probably less than you would get off wihite tubes though.
I like them there, less to go wrong
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I've seen quite a few RIB's here set up like you propose.

Bruce has a point about reflected light, and bodies obstructing the lights might be an issue as well; but where else are you going to put them?

The only other place would be on your arch (which is where I have mine), but it means building a suitable mounting plate, pulling wiring, etc.

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Where are you going to put the all round white or are you going to put two white lights on? An all round white on the console will blind you and if you're putting a steaming light on the A-frame it's just as much of a wiring job to put the lot on there.
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NAV lights

Yoyo this is the way I have fitted my nav lights it ok either way.

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I've got Hella P&S and a Aqua Signal masthead LED's which are great. The Hellas are 2Nm and are superbly bright for the size. I'll be interested to hear what the Aussie jobs are like.
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Dom, thats the type of installation I am talking about...perfect!!

Mollers, Here are the lights that I have got coming. there is a link on the page to lots of LED's

Nos, I was thinking of mounting a battery powered all round light on the A frame.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=350102614938
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This is what they look like on in the dark. I don't have an A frame so the only way to get the 1m seperation and have them visible from the bow was to console mount them, plus there are no joints outsie the console. You can't see the lens directly while sitting in either seat unlike the pic standing further back.
All are LED and I am quite happy with the visibility and brightness. The instrument lighting is a bigger issue for darkness adapation IMO and I am looking to dim this further at the moment.
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dont forget the white light has to be 1 meter or more above the red and green ,
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