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Old 10 October 2015, 07:17   #11
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My take on trailers is that they are sacrificial, hateful f'king things. Unless brand new, they're just waiting to bite you on the arse if not constantly pander to to keep the ba**tards happy.

I do enough to make mine safe and reliable, and go to town on them pre-sale. I'm fortunate that my launch slip is 3m from home. The 70m round trip to have the O/B serviced did come with a little added excitement. My F-in-Law found it quite entertaining.

The Parrymore that the VM is on the prob the best that I've owned. I've had a couple of Indies, standard bits dissolve or fall off.

The SR trailer is locally built from cheap parts.

Can't remember the name of the trailer that my 6.5 VM was on, it was complete shite. Spittle binned it off pretty quickly after purchase.
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Old 10 October 2015, 10:34   #12
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For those running leds, where do you put the licence plate now?

I need a way to light up the trailer as I quite often launch and recover in early hours of morning to suit tides. Last time out I couldn't see the trailer at all coming in, need to address it.

Be interested in what people are using?
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Old 10 October 2015, 12:57   #13
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Why not fit docking arms with lights/reflectors on top to be able to see the trailer, just made some for mine using hand railing stuff from the metal store for 60 galv ,cast bends ,used wall mounts bolted to the trailer frame

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Old 10 October 2015, 14:25   #14
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My number plate is on the back of the mudguard now. I find that the tail and sidelights on the trailer give me guide points to aim for at night.
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Old 11 October 2015, 14:17   #15
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Interesting. I reckon I have a roll of that hose already (from work ) so I must talk to my amigos about snap fittings. Any lead on the adaptors or their spec would be great.

BTW, I'm loitering here for the Mods Overtime and Unsocial Hours Multiplier Bonus. What's your excuse?
just finishing up work in the USA. Back to the UK today
and hopefully a few more days on the boat.
MOUHMB? Will have to try that next time I'm on a 20 hour day
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Reflective strips

So - I got the LEDs fitted. And the lighting board connections replaced. And the lamps. I had a bit of Reflexite tape laying around - some yellow 20mm stuff and a lot of SOLAS silver/white stiff. I may have got a bit carried away!

I put SOLAS tapes on the mudguards facing forwards - it's actually much more noticeable than the front facing white LEDs. So, I stuck a couple of red reflexite triangle patches on the rear of the mudguards too. And the yellow strips up the sides. I wonder is it all legal?
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Old 17 October 2015, 07:32   #17
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I rigged up a "floating" LED amber flasher which I find very useful at keeping oncoming and emerging side road traffic at bay. I KNOW it's illegal but no bites from the cops yet. It's quick release so comes off for launch and storage. Switched from the cab of the tow vehicle.
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I didn't think forward lights were a requirement for BOAT trailers, but are for all others.

You said 4 connections. For Lights. I take it that's 2 in (12v and GND) and same out to next light? Curious, does anyone ground the GND to the trailer body rather than run a wire?

@MustRIB where/who is your local man? Ive got a braked trailer with no brakes working which would be good to get sorted without towing 500 miles to get there!
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You said 4 connections. For Lights. I take it that's 2 in (12v and GND) and same out to next light? Curious, does anyone ground the GND to the trailer body rather than run a wire?
Yes, 12V and Ground. Interesting idea, I guess ground IS ground but I'd need a sealed stainless end fitting?
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Old 17 October 2015, 13:59   #20
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That's a f'k off trailer for a 2.7m dinghy.

Which RB offering are you actually running these days?
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