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Old 09 May 2011, 02:52   #21
Country: UK - Channel Islands
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Boat name: Archangel
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I have LED nav lights on my Ribcraft; don't know what make exactly but they look like the ones you mention. I've not had any trouble with them in three years and they're nice and bright.
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Old 09 May 2011, 07:40   #22
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I'm in the process of making up some LED nav lights for mine as the incandescents it takes use a lot of power and cost 12 quid each.

I'll post pics once the bits have all arrived and they are finished.
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Old 03 June 2011, 13:32   #23
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I've investigated the source of my failure and it's water ingress. The chrome reflector has no more chrome on it as it's turned black and only half the LEDs work. The circuit board is encased in resin, but it can't be that well sealed! I'm going to exract the board carefully this coming week with a dremmel and see whats going on there, I'll report back any findings.
I did have a go at stripping down and repairing the LED light that went wonky. I found the electrics where encased in a resin which did a really good job of stopping me from removing the circuit board but didn't stop the water ingress.

I gave up and bought a set of identical lights from a UK ebayer with white cases and swapped out the white cases for my stainless ones. Job done for 35

What I did do is to seal everything with sealant to stop the water even getting near to the lights.

Job Done though!

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Old 30 June 2011, 07:48   #24
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Boat name: Bananas in Blue
Make: Humber Destroyer 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-Tec 115
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FYI guys I have the light back now and it is working fine again! No charge from NASA other than postage. Good service considering it was 2 years out of warrenty! I'm a happy chappy!

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